Big Hill Events postponed the 2009 Australian National Marathon Championships due to the devastating fires that recently swept the Wandong area. A new date, venue and host for the 2009 Championships are yet to be confirmed by Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA). Current entrants will receive a refund or credit.
Due to the severity of the damage caused by the fires, it is unlikely that Big Hill Events will be able to run a race in Wandong the rest of the year. However, the organization is planning a new Victorian race venue for March 2010 and hopes to host the 2010 Australian National Marathon Championships.