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Finding your flow: How to pick the best running music

We all love working out to the sound of our favourite playlists, but are your tunes actually the right ones for your training purposes? Listening to the right kind of music can make a huge difference to your training regime – pick […]

Posted on August 3, 2017

Finding the right running shoes

Making sure you have the right shoes is critical in ensuring your feet carry you into the MCG at the 2017 Medibank Melbourne Marathon. When you’re choosing a new pair of shoes, your pronation level is the most important aspect […]

Posted on August 9, 2017

Super you? Busting the ‘superfood’ myths

Are all foods created equal? What exactly are ‘superfoods’ anyway? Is the very concept purely a myth? If you’re struggling to know how much of this and how little of that to add to your diet, you’re in the right […]

Posted on August 22, 2017

Discover Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant city that pulses year-round. Quickly emerging as one of the great culinary cities of the world, here you will discover cutting edge restaurants, hip bars, trendy cafés and vibrant inner city neighbourhoods. It is also a […]

Posted on August 31, 2017

2018 Best Marathon Moments

2018 was massive for the running industry and since it’s coming to the end of the year we thought we would take a look back at some of the most amazing moments from Marathons all over the world. 1 – […]

Posted on December 14, 2018

Reasons to run…

A word from some of our charities participating in this year’s Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival… RUN FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T Fundraise for JMB and help us to help young people living with Acquired Brain Injury. Even a small amount can […]

Posted on September 7, 2017

Remembering Spartan Legend ‘Manny Karageorgiou’ 1956-2018

Many of you will be aware that the title off Spartan Legend is bestowed upon a select few who have completed every Melbourne Marathon since its beginnings in 1978. The youngest of this group, Manny Karageorgiou, has been battling multiple myeloma […]

Posted on February 1, 2018

10 Ways To Reach Your Running Goals

This article is brought to you by Medibank’s Be.Magazine. Click here for more running and health and wellbeing tips. Go the distance and seamlessly achieve your running goals – while protecting your body from injury. With plenty of running events coming […]

Posted on September 11, 2017

5 Things A Champion Marathon Runner Wants You To Know

Running is tough. Whether you’re a newbie trying to crack their first 5K or a veteran sprinter gunning for the medal, you’re bound to encounter a few bumps (and blisters) along the way. It can be tricky to know which […]

Posted on September 11, 2017

Beat the price rise

Winter is almost over, and the countdown to this year’s festival is well and truly underway.  It’s time to rise to the challenge & beat the #melbmara price rise! Make sure you sign up before 21 August to join the […]

Posted on August 10, 2018

Biggest Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival in history

SINEAD DIVER SETS NEW RECORD AT THE BIGGEST MEDIBANK MELBOURNE MARATHON IN FESTIVAL HISTORY Irish Australian Sinead Diver has set a new course record at the Medibank Melbourne Marathon, with a time of 2:25:19 – making her the fastest woman […]

Posted on October 14, 2018

Strength training for runners

Weight training. For some people, these two words conjure up images of ginormous, muscly blokes working on their biceps with oversized dumbbells in a stinky, chalk-dusted gym. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, but more and more, the broader […]

Posted on June 19, 2018

Beat the heat this summer

Summer is a great time to run, but the heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your running pace. The warmer the weather, the more challenging it becomes to adequately cool your body. Heart rates are higher and breathing is […]

Posted on November 7, 2018

Celia Sullohern and Isaac Birir Come Out On Top

More than 32,000 participants who took part in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival woke to perfect running conditions on Sunday, October 15 with Australian, Celia Sullohern and Kenyan, Isaac Birir taking out first place in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon. Grafton […]

Posted on October 15, 2017

Stretches for runners

These are the best stretches for your back, hips and legs after a tiring run. Butterfly Half Pancake Kneeling Hamstring Stretch Piriformis Stretch 90/90 Hip Stretch Side Lunge Wide-Legged Forward Bend Forward Fold With a Twist 1. Butterfly   Sit […]

Posted on June 12, 2018

6 ways to sneak exercise into your work day

We all know that regular exercise has a range of benefits, from reducing the risk of heart disease, to improving your mood and mental health. But between work, family and social commitments it’s not always easy to fit it in. […]

Posted on June 25, 2018

Meet some of our 2018 participants

I’m taking part because……..  We celebrate the journey together, but the drive to reach the finish line on 14 October is personal.  Meet some of our amazing 2018 participants: Robyn Sutcliffe, 33, Full Marathon “At 30 I was diagnosed with breast […]

Posted on June 25, 2018

The best foods to eat before and after your workout

Making sure your body receives the proper nourishment pre- and post-exercise can be an important step in getting the most out of your workout. It can help to sustain your energy, reduce physical and mental fatigue, and can aid optimal […]

Posted on June 29, 2018

How to become a runner (even if you’ve never run before)

Yes, you can do it! Here’s how to get started on your new running plan. A common fear for most people planning to start a running routine is that they’re not fit enough. That they’ll be left red-faced, coughing and […]

Posted on June 27, 2018

Early Bird ending soon

Winter is certainly here, and the countdown to this year’s festival is well and truly underway. We are excited to offer an Early Bird discount to all of our prospective runners. Make sure you sign up before Early Bird ends at […]

Posted on June 27, 2018

Five reasons to run the Melbourne Marathon

The Medibank 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 14th will see the streets […]

Posted on June 27, 2018

The importance of warming up and cooling down

It’s a well-known fact that a warm up is an essential part of any vigorous training activity or prior to a race to avoid injury. However, perhaps not as many people understand what happens during a warm up to help […]

Posted on June 29, 2018

Run Around Iconic Melbourne

Sunday October 14 sees the return of the Melbourne Marathon, and we are celebrating everything we love about this iconic event. With five distances to choose from, each course gives our runners an unique opportunity to see a side of […]

Posted on June 29, 2018

Hydration

Hydration is a key to being healthy, but what’s the right amount of water to drink, and can drinking too much of it be harmful? Water is a great fat-loss tool, with the fatty acids in your fat cells more […]

Posted on June 29, 2018

The importance of SMART goal setting

Once you’ve worked out what your personal fitness mission is, it’s time to think about the steps you need to take to get there. Having a plan is the key to success; without it, our goals are merely dreams that […]

Posted on July 2, 2018

The power of mind over matter

Finishing a marathon may be one of the most challenging yet rewarding accomplishments you will ever do in your life. Physical strength will get you to the start line, but mental strength will get you to the finish line. Here […]

Posted on July 3, 2018

Getting the right fuel

Whether your goal is to run a personal best or simply complete your first run, getting your nutrition strategy right when preparing for an endurance running event can be critical to your success. Nutrition is key for a number of […]

Posted on July 6, 2018

Find your WHY!

What’s the difference between the people who achieve their goals and create lasting change in their lives, and those who start out strong then gradually fade away? Some answers that may spring to mind are motivation, discipline and willpower. Motivation […]

Posted on July 6, 2018

10 tips for better running

10 TIPS FOR BETTER RUNNING 1. Don’t ignore pain Red flag symptoms that could indicate significant injury include night pain, swelling (particularly pitting oedema – when you press down on the area with a finger and the indentation remains after […]

Posted on July 8, 2018

5 Benefits of Prepping Your Food

You get to the gym. You kill your workouts. You reap the benefits of the physical activity and love every minute. But do you ever get frustrated because you find the nutrition portion of fat loss to be exhausting? Part […]

Posted on July 10, 2018

2018 Merchandise Range

The 2018 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 […]

Posted on July 11, 2018

Celebrities who have ran marathons

        Marathons have become a popular way to test your strength and endurance, even for some of Hollywood’s rich & famous.    Several famous actors, musicians, chefs & politicians have completed the 42km of a marathon.    […]

Posted on July 11, 2018

What to look for in a running shoe?

With so many choices out there, choosing the right running shoe can be a daunting task. We’re here to help you navigate through what everything means and help you find the perfect running shoe. When it coming to running footwear, […]

Posted on July 16, 2018

Iconic MCG moments

The ground was built way back in 1853 when the then 15-year-old Melbourne Cricket Club was forced by the government to move from its former site because the route of Australia’s first steam train was to pass through the oval. […]

Posted on July 24, 2018

How to improve your running posture

While your legs power you forward and handle the ground impact, it’s important to remember your upper body. When you start to tire, upper body posture is often the first thing to go. You start to slouch, which restricts your […]

Posted on July 28, 2018

How to get motivated to run when in a rut

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, everybody can get into a rut sometimes. Maybe you get bored with the same old route, or you just find your motivation slumping. So, to get back on track, here are 10 […]

Posted on July 30, 2018

Common running injuries and how to heal

Although there are ways to prevent running injuries, it’s common for runners at every level of participation to experience pain that is above and beyond the usual aches of training. That’s why it’s important to recognise running injury symptoms early […]

Posted on August 3, 2018

Cerebral Palsy Education Centre

Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) is once again excited to be the official charity of the 2018 Medibank Melbourne Marathon. Focusing on early intervention, CPEC is a world leading centre providing essential therapy and equipment for children with cerebral palsy […]

Posted on August 15, 2018

How to prepare for a running event?

Even the most experienced runners in the world can be nervous leading up to an event. These handy hints can reduce your race day nerves so you can enjoy the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. The following tips will help you, […]

Posted on August 17, 2018

Recipe: Protein Squares

The best bit about homemade protein bars? You have complete control over what’s in them. Which means? You can up their nutritional ante with the addition of super-charged ingredients such as antioxidant-rich berries, power-packed spices and natural sweeteners. Ultimately, they […]

Posted on September 4, 2018

Facebook Live

Tune into our special Facebook Live session with our panel of experts on Tuesday, 18 September at 7:30PM. Ask your questions live, win prizes & get ready for the #melbmara countdown! Hear from Olympic Winner Steve Moneghetti on his top training […]

Posted on September 14, 2018

Win a trip to Sri Lanka

To celebrate the 2018 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival our official airline partner SriLankan Airlines is giving you the chance to WIN the trip of a lifetime! Return flights for 2 from Melbourne to Colombo, Sri Lanka including transfers & 3 […]

Posted on September 20, 2018

2018 key performances

THE NUMBERS Medibank Marathon numbers jumped back up with more than 7000 entrants and 6373 finishers – our largest tally since 2014 and we were again the largest marathon in Australia this year. The Sri Lankan Airlines half marathon sold […]

Posted on October 18, 2018

Top 6 Melbourne events this November

Looking for your next ‘must see/do’ event in Melbourne this November? The Melbourne Marathon team have put together a list of the top 6 events that you can’t miss this month!  We’ve looked at all industries; music, arts, running, culinary […]

Posted on November 7, 2018

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