5km Run

Experience Melbourne like never before and race around some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks and iconic scenery. Take part alongside racegoers participating in their first long-distance competitive run, those running with family members or those that prefer to run shorter distances. The 5km Run is an excellent first step into the world of competitive running.

Event Information

Date Sunday October 14 2018
Distance 5km
Start Time 11:30am
Cut Off Time 2:00pm
Field Limit 5,000
Start Line Batman Avenue (150m North of Rod Laver Arena)
Finish Line Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Age Limit Children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Registration Cut Off 12pm Saturday October 13 2018

Entry Fees & Inclusions

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

Adult) Child (0-16 years)
$55.00 $39.00


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

*Please note Competitor Gifts can only be collected 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.

Course Description

  1. Start at Batman Avenue.
  2. Head north along Batman Avenue in southbound lanes up to Flinders St and do a U-turn heading back down Batman Avenue in the northbound lanes.
  3. Turn right just before William Barak Bridge and follow the path next to Birrarung Marr and Princes Walk.
  4. Just prior to Fed Square, turn left and head south/east along the river side of Birrarung Marr to the wooden footbridge.
  5. Turn right onto William Barak Bridge and do a U-turn at the end of the Bridge down Jolimont St, turn left onto Brunton Ave and continue to Punt Road where you will do a U-turn.
  6. Turn right into Yarra Park where you will complete a 1.38km loop back onto Brunton Ave.
  7. Continue along Brunton Ave, turning right at Gate C and into the MCG for one lap then cross the finish line.

If you wish to WALK, please enter the 3km Walk event. If you do choose to walk in, please keep an eye out for runners as you get close to the MCG and do not block their path.

Course Map

Drink Stations

Batman Ave – Start 0 Water
Batman Ave 3.7 Water
Finish 5 Water

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