10km Run

Event Information


Date  Sunday 15th October, 2017
Distance 10km
Start Time 7:30am
Cut Off Time 2:00pm
Field Limit 10,000
Start Line Batman Avenue (150m North of Rod Laver Arena)
Finish Line Melbourne Cricket Ground
Age Limit All children under the age of 13 years mist be accompanied by an adult
Registration Cut Off 12pm Saturday 14th October, 2017

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Registrations for the 2017 Medibank Melbourne Marathon will open 9am Monday 5th December, 2016.

Please note entry fees are subject to change at any time, so sign up early to secure the best pricing.

Adult – Early Bird Child (0-16 years) – Early Bird Early Bird Cutoff Date
$55.00 $35.00 Friday 30th June


  • Entry
  • Race Bib
  • Safety Pins
  • Race Information Booklet
  • Competitor Gift*
  • Finishers Medal
  • E-Certificate

*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.

Australian Competitors

  • If you register before 11:59pm Friday June 30th, your race pack will be sent to you, at the address provided.
  • If you register from 12:00am Saturday July 1st, you will be required to collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office.

International Competitors

  • 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 June 30th you will be required to collect your personalised race pack from the ‘International Collection’ window. Any international registrations after June 30th will be asked to collect their race pack from the corresponding event window.

Please note that after June 30th, there will be no opportunity to have your Race Pack posted. If you register after June 30th you will need to attend the Race Week Office prior to event day in order to pick up your race pack including your bib.

Course Map

*Please note the Course is subject to change

Preferred Starts

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:

MALE Sub 00:37 Sub 00:38 Sub 00:40
FEMALE Sub 00:41 Sub 00:43 Sub 00:45

Applications for Preferred Starts must be made via the website 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.  All applications are checked to guarantee times submitted are valid.

Preferred Start applications are not yet open – please check back here closer to the event.

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.

Drink Stations

USN Winner’s Ener-G

The sports drink provided on course in 2017 will be USN Winner’s Ener-G Orange Flavour. Part of the Performance Series, USN Winner’s Ener-G is a great tasting, carbohydrate based drink which aims to rehydrate you whilst providing you with the nutrients to fuel your run. The added electrolytes and phosphates can fuel your body and provide you with high levels of energy, ready for your prolonged, high intensity run. USN supports performance levels, reduces muscle cramping, hydrates and tastes great.

To purchase USN Sports Ener-G with free same day delivery, please click here.

Drink Station Locations

Batman Ave – Start 0 Water
Birdwood Ave/Govt House Dve 3.7 Water + USN
St Kilda Rd/Govt House Dve 6.5 Water+ US
St Kilda Rd/Princes Bridge 7.1 Water  ✗
Finish 10 Water

Prize Money

FIRST PLACE $1,000 $1,000
SECOND PLACE $500 $500
THIRD PLACE $300 $300

*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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