*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.
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.
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.
*Please note the Course is subject to change
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
The sports drink provided on course in 2017 is to be confirmed closer to the event.
Drink Station Locations
Batman Ave – Start
Birdwood Ave/Govt House Dve
Water + Sports Drink
St Kilda Rd/Govt House Dve
Water+ Sports Drink
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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