Race through the streets of Melbourne, passing by numerous iconic landmarks such as Flinders Street Station, the Shrine of Remembrance and the Royal Botanic Gardens. This race is perfect if you’re looking for a challenge, whether it’s setting a new PB or completing your first 10km run.
Sunday 15th October, 2017
Cut Off Time
Batman Avenue (150m North of Rod Laver Arena)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
All children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult
Registration Cut Off
12pm Saturday 14th October, 2017
Entry Fees & Inclusions
Please note entry fees are subject to change at any time, so sign up early to secure the best pricing.
*Please note Competitor Gifts can only be collect from the Gift Collection Tent located at the MCG during Race Week Office opening hours. You must bring your bib with you in order to collect your gift.
Race Pack Distribution
Your Race Pack includes your Race Bib, Safety Pins and Race Information Booklet.
If you register before 4:59pm Monday July 3rd, your race pack will be sent to you, at the address provided.
If you register from 5:00pm Monday July 3rd, you will be required to collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office.
If you were an Early Bird entrant, please read the below information on your separate race pack distribution information.
No race packs will be sent to international addresses. If you do not provide an Australian postal address on your registration form, you will be required to collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office. If you register prior to 5pm July 3rd you will be required to collect your personalised race pack from the ‘International Collection’ window. Any international registrations after 5pm on July 3rd you will be asked to collect their race pack from the corresponding event window.
Early Bird Entrants
Race packs are currently in the process of being packed and distributed. Please note with the large number of packs to distribute, packs are sent out in batches which means some participants will get their race pack before others. All participants should expect to receive their race pack by Wednesday 11th October. If for any reason your race pack does not arrive in the mail you will be required to pick up a replacement pack from the Race Week Office at the MCG. Please see opening hours below. If you cannot make it to Race Week office a friend or family member can collect a replacement pack on your behalf, they will simply need to present your confirmation email with your QR code.
Please note that after 5pm July 3rd, there will be no opportunity to have your Race Pack posted. If you register after this time you will need to attend the Race Week Office prior to event day in order to pick up your race pack including your bib.
Once you have successfully registered for the event, you can apply for a Preferred Start, which is a starting position immediately behind the Elite field.
To be granted a preferred start you must have achieved the following qualifying times for your event since 1st July 2016:
Applications for Preferred Starts must be made online and should include details of the races (i.e. race name, date and distance) at which qualifying performances have been achieved. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any participants who are not registered will not be considered. All applications are checked to guarantee times submitted are valid. Applications for preferred starts will close 5pm Monday 25th September, 2017.
Preferred Start applications now open – click below to apply.
Successful applicants will receive an approval email just prior to the event with further details.
Please note: applying for a Preferred Start is a separate process to the online race entry system. Applying for a Preferred Start does not guarantee race entry, so please be aware of the race entry cut off times and field limits.
Successful applicants will be sent a colour coded Preferred Start sticker and start instructions in the mail closer to the event. The sticker must be attached to your race bib to gain access to the Preferred Start zone. The Preferred Start zone for each race will be located immediately behind the Elite Start, with Preferred Starters only able to access the zone via the entry area provided.
On Course Nutrition
Endura – Official Electrolyte of the Melbourne Marathon
Endura’s proud to help fuel your Melbourne Marathon with Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel (Lemon/Lime) at key drink stations to help you race faster and recover quicker. Endura’s scientifically advanced formula features essential electrolytes (including exclusive Meta Mag® magnesium) to help keep your muscles performing at their best and 20 g of high-quality carbs per serve to give you that much needed energy boost to race faster and finish stronger.
Drink Station Locations
Batman Ave – Start
Birdwood Ave/Govt House Dve
Water + Endura
St Kilda Rd/Govt House Dve
Water + Endura
St Kilda Rd/Princes Bridge
*Amounts in AUD
An athlete’s assistant package is available on application for runners who have a performance since the 1st January 2016 that is better than our course record.
Please note: International athletes will be subject to Withholding Tax, however may be able to claim back if agreements exist between Australia and their country of residence.
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