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5 reasons to run the Melbourne Marathon

The Melbourne Marathon Festival is Australia’s premier Marathon event. There are five event distances to choose from all ending with a lap of the colossal MCG, so there is a distance for everyone.  October 13th will see the streets of Melbourne fill […]

Posted on March 5, 2019

2019 merchandise range

The 2019 Official Merchandise Range by ASICS has landed, and you’re going to want to check it out. Designed specifically for our runners, you’re going to look great in our range of shorts, singlets, tights, hoodies and more for both men and women. Whether […]

Posted on April 15, 2019

Why strength training?

A great question. Life is busy. Training for an event can be an all-consuming enterprise that cuts in on your social life, family time, hobbies (what are they again???), oh, and that other time filler called work. so how are […]

Posted on July 11, 2019

Why running is great for your family

While it’s tempting to spend down time with your loved ones vegging out in front of Netflix after frantic week in the office (guilty!), getting the family up and active over the weekend provides a range of short and long-term […]

Posted on July 15, 2019

How to pick the distance right for you!

With the Melbourne Marathon only 4 months away you might be starting to ask yourself what distance should (or can) I do this year? Whether this is the first year you’re thinking of tackling the event or you’re a seasoned […]

Posted on June 21, 2019

So you’re running in the Melbourne Marathon Festival – Now what?

You’ve done it! You’ve committed to running in the Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday 13 October. Now it’s time to get down to business and prepare your body for the exciting challenge ahead. Before you start training it’s important to […]

Posted on July 22, 2019

MELBOURNE MARATHON CELEBRATES 42 YEARS

Following record-breaking numbers in 2018, the Melbourne Marathon Festival returns to the revered Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Sunday, 13 October 2019. Australia’s largest marathon is set to be bigger and better than ever, with organisers encouraging participants to choose their […]

Posted on June 21, 2019

Developing Technique

“Running is a series of falls, aided by gravity.” Sven Otto Kanstad. Physicist and former competitive runner. Running is such a repetitive activity that places significant stress through your entire body. During most long runs and certainly any ultra I […]

Posted on July 23, 2019

10 Most Memorable Melbourne Marathons #10

This year’s race will be the 42nd Melbourne Marathon. Since the first one in 1978, there have been many highs and lows with two fun run booms, plenty of race records and quite a few lean years in the 90s. […]

Posted on August 9, 2019

10 Most Memorable Melbourne Marathons #9

The countdown of the top 10 most memorable Melbourne races continues with our panel of experts selecting 2010 at No.9. No.9 The Year: 2010 The Winners: Japhet Kipkorir (Ken) 2:11.04, Mulu Seboka (Eth) 2:32.20 The Race When race day came […]

Posted on August 14, 2019

WIN a trip for 2 to Sri Lanka

Experience the warmth of paradise… To celebrate the 2019 Melbourne Marathon Festival our official airline partner SriLankan Airlines is giving you the chance to WIN the trip of a lifetime! Win two Economy class tickets from Melbourne to Colombo and return […]

Posted on August 12, 2019

Personalise your medal

MiTime lets you personalise your medal with your name and finish time. It is a custom engraved insert of your race time that fits perfectly on the back of your #melbmara medal. It is engraved on-site and available within 1 […]

Posted on July 2, 2019

2019 fitness trends

In its latest global trends report, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified 20 trends it believes will shape the global fitness industry in 2019. For its 13th annual forecast, ACSM asked more than 2,000 fitness professionals employed by commercial […]

Posted on January 31, 2019

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