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 13 2019
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 12 2019

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)
$44.00 $25.00

Inclusions:

  • 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 north bound lanes turn left just after William Barak Bridge and follow the path next to Birrarung Marr and Princes Walk
  3. A left turn and crossing  at Princes Bridge after crossing the Bridge take a left turn into Alexandra Gardens follow path to crossing of Boat house drive follow the upper path to a left turn crossing of Swan St Bridge.
  4. Turn left onto the in bound lane of Batman Ave. Under William Barrak Bridge turn right and a left into the car park following the service road through to Federation square service area
  5. Back onto Princes Walk Birrarung Marr turn left toward and over William Barrak Bridge to a left turn onto Jolimont St and a left turn onto Brunton Ave.
  6. Continue along Brunton Ave, turning left at Gate C and into the MCG for one lap into 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

LOCATION DISTANCE (KM) SUPPLIED MEDICAL TOILETS
Batman Ave – Start 0 Water
Batman Ave 3.7 Water
Finish 5 Water

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