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Cadbury Marathon

Sick of faking it? Us too. Join us for the real thing when we travel to Hobart in April for the Cadbury Marathon. 

Everyone is busting to run a marathon and join like minded others for a destination trip that has been missing for the past year. Let’s put 2020 behind us and join this premium trip to Hobart with inclusions that go far beyond your VIP Entry to the Cadbury Marathon.

This stunning tour has us staying at the fabulous Grand Chancellor Hotel, where you will spend 4nts in a Superior Harbour View room. On our first night, we will get together for dinner at the outstanding Urban Greek restaurant where you will enjoy a Greek banquet in Hobart’s newest dining destination. 

A trip to Bruny Island will be a feature of our trip, joining the award winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys on a fully day trip to this extraordinary island. Prepare yourself for a delicious day out where you will enjoy award winning cheeses, premium wines and beer, freshly shucked oysters, handmade fudge, local honey and a delicious lunch at Pennicott's beachside restaurant with sweeping views of Adventure Bay.

The famous Salamanca Markets are a short stroll from our hotel and Saturday morning will see them in full swing. Around 170 stallholders represent artisans, designers and producers – it’s as Tasmanian as you can get. Browse through the fresh produce from local growers, hot coffee and delicious breakfast and lunch options to enjoy. 

Sunday is race day and you will be shuttled to/from the race start/finish area. Your VIP Entry includes complimentary breakfast and coffee (dedicated espresso vendor), secure bag drop, dedicated massage therapists, water and stretching area to use before the race and dedicated portaloos. You can watch the finish of the event from the VIP area which is adjacent the finish line. 

Sunday night what else but celebratory drinks!

Tasmania is currently conducting running events and plans are well underway for the 2021 event. Moving the date from the traditional January date to April provides a better pathway with the controlled easing of restrictions to crowds. 

This small group experience will bring us all back together, right where we want to be, ie running a marathon. Whilst these are challenging times, we are confident that this too shall pass. Let’s celebrate in Hobart!

Event Information

Start Time:    6:00am
Cut Off Time:    12:00pm
Start Line:    Road out front of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory
Finish Line:    Cadbury Chocolate Factory


  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 5km
  • 1km Children's Mini Marathon

Personal Drink Stations

Marathon competitors who wish to have their own refreshments available to collect from designated Drink Stations on course during Race Day must drop these off at The Running Edge by 2pm Saturday the day before the event.

Course Map


Please note this trip is intended for Australian and NZ runners as overseas travel into Australia from other counters is currently not permitted. Should the borders open, all welcome!

Thursday 1 April

Arrive in Hobart and make your way to the Grand Chancellor Hotel.
Settle in before we have an evening Meet and Greet and will go over the schedule for the weekend. 
Dinner at the Urban Greek Restaurant. 

Friday 2 April

Full day tour – Bruny Island.
Return to Hobart 5:30pm

Saturday 3 April

Leisurely wander to Salamanca Markets. 
Explore the shopping centre or have a leisurely walk around the historical centre of Hobart. 
Take a leisurely boat ride to MONA. 
Pasta Party/Carbo Load

Sunday 4 April – Race Day!

Shuttle to the start line for the Cadbury Marathon. 
VIP Entry to the event.
Return shuttle.
Celebratory drinks. 

Monday 5 April

Return home or continue on to explore the fabulousness of Tassie. We have lots of options for those who'd like to continue the adventure.

Hotel Grand Chancellor

When you’re looking at staying in Hobart, the only place to be is on the waterfront at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Conveniently located amongst all the action, the hotel allows you to sit back and enjoy both your prime harbour view from one of the best places to stay in Hobart. The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is also just a short walk away from popular attractions such as Salamanca Place and The Markets, Battery Point, the MONA Ferry and the CBD.

Your Superior Harbour View Room is recently refurbished with elegant woodwork and a stylish décor. You have a panoramic view of the ever changing waterfront throughout the day and in the evening the lights of Hobart Harbour begin to sparkle. 


  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Daily local newspaper available on request
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • View!
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Bath
  • 55 inch Smart TV
  • Cable Channels
  • Fox Sport Channel
  • Telphone


  • Air conditioning
  • Haridryer
  • Minibar
  • Guest amenities
  • Shower
  • Work desk
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Radio
  • Couch
  • Beds: 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds

Hotel Facilities:

  • Indoor Pool with relaxing views to Mount Wellington
  • Fitness Club
  • Sauna
  • Undercover self-parking
  • Valet parking
  • 24hr front desk
  • Car rental on request
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange facilities


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Guest laundry facilities
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hotel airport/city transport booking facility
  • Massage booking service
  • Hairdresser based in the Lobby
  • Baby sitting on request
  • 24 hour room service
  • Business centre1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds

2021 Cadbury Marathon Exclusive Packages

Running is back and we are too! Join us on this exclusive, small group tour where we guarantee a genuinely personal service at all times. 

  • $1360 per runner
  • $990 per supporter
  • $1,760 single


  • Guaranteed VIP Entry
  • 4nts, 4* Accommodation in a Superior Harbour View Room at the Grand Chancellor Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner at the Urban Greek
  • Bruny Island Full Day Tour
  • Salamanca Place
  • Pasta Party/Carbo Load Dinner
  • Return Transfers Sunday
  • VIP Entry Inclusions – Breakfast, bag drop, Massage and much more
  • Post marathon celebratory drinks
  • Personally hosted tour
  • Chocolate!


  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature during your stay, eg alcoholic drinks, snacks, etc
  • Optional sightseeing tours, not included in your itinerary
  • Travel insurance – for your peace of mind RunFun Travel offers travel insurance to cater for all your travel plans. Contact us to secure your 25% discount. 


A non-refundable payment of $450 is required to secure your place on this deluxe trip to Tassie.  

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