It’s time to get real – race day is 12 weeks away and we have a half marathon to run. This is the most popular of all our distances – we expect it to sell out in 2018 for the third consecutive year.

If you’ve ticked the box on 10km and are looking for something else to get your heart raising and blood pumping perhaps the McDonald’s Half Marathon is for you? The single loop 21.1km around this picturesque beachfront course provides a festival atmosphere and unrivalled crowd support. Still not sure? Maybe grab a friend, pick a pacer and get training. A 12-week lead-up time is just right to get you fit and ready for the start line.

McDonald’s Half Marathon (Australian Half Marathon Championships)

Whether you’re aiming for a personal best or are stepping up to complete your first half marathon Atlas Multisports has a guide written specifically for this event to help runners reach the start line ready to tackle 21.1km. The beginner, intermediate and advanced guides are 12 weeks in length and sessions are based on time, rather than distance.

We recommend reading the first page of each guide for all the terms used in the training sessions. It will help you get the most out of the program and let you know how fast to run, purpose and what running terminology means.

Click on this link to go to all 7SCM Training Guides or click on the links below for the guide that suits you best.