Canberra Marathon 5.4km Race Report – Treena Sanders

Race: Canberra Marathon 5.4km

Runner: Treena Sanders

Race Date: 04/16/2023

Location: Canberra, Australia

Results: I finished

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

  • Great facilities.
  • This short run is linked to the Canberra Marathon.
  • Great volunteers
  • Great view of Canberra

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

There was a man dressed in a lions outfit with big head and a man dressed as a zoo keeper directing him.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

Being able to complete the run. In January, I injured myself and had 3.5months off running and to finally be back run/walk was so great. I had originally signed up to do the half marathon and so even being able to just do this short run is a big step forward in my recovery. Running it with my 26yr old daughter was fun and we were running in the rain and jumping in the puddles.

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

Be aware of the road closures so you can make it to the start on time.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Lots of green shrubs

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?


Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Very well run

Weather and typical race conditions

Wet but not cold.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?