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Tell us your running story

Over 30,000 of you amazing people take part in the Melbourne Marathon Festival each year. Every runner has a story behind them and we want you to help us tell these stories. Are you running for a particular charity? Are […]

Posted on May 22, 2019

2019 merchandise range

The 2019 Official Merchandise Range by ASICS has landed, and you’re going to want to check it out. Designed specifically for our runners, you’re going to look great in our range of shorts, singlets, tights, hoodies and more for both men and women. Whether […]

Posted on April 15, 2019

5 reasons to run the Melbourne Marathon

The Melbourne Marathon Festival is Australia’s premier Marathon event. There are five event distances to choose from all ending with a lap of the colossal MCG, so there is a distance for everyone.  October 13th will see the streets of Melbourne fill […]

Posted on March 5, 2019

2019 fitness trends

In its latest global trends report, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified 20 trends it believes will shape the global fitness industry in 2019. For its 13th annual forecast, ACSM asked more than 2,000 fitness professionals employed by commercial […]

Posted on January 31, 2019

2018 Best Marathon Moments

2018 was massive for the running industry and since it’s coming to the end of the year we thought we would take a look back at some of the most amazing moments from Marathons all over the world. 1 – […]

Posted on December 14, 2018

Top 6 Melbourne events this November

Looking for your next ‘must see/do’ event in Melbourne this November? The Melbourne Marathon team have put together a list of the top 6 events that you can’t miss this month!  We’ve looked at all industries; music, arts, running, culinary […]

Posted on November 7, 2018

Beat the heat this summer

Summer is a great time to run, but the heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your running pace. The warmer the weather, the more challenging it becomes to adequately cool your body. Heart rates are higher and breathing is […]

Posted on November 7, 2018

2018 key performances

THE NUMBERS Medibank Marathon numbers jumped back up with more than 7000 entrants and 6373 finishers – our largest tally since 2014 and we were again the largest marathon in Australia this year. The Sri Lankan Airlines half marathon sold […]

Posted on October 18, 2018

Biggest Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival in history

SINEAD DIVER SETS NEW RECORD AT THE BIGGEST MEDIBANK MELBOURNE MARATHON IN FESTIVAL HISTORY Irish Australian Sinead Diver has set a new course record at the Medibank Melbourne Marathon, with a time of 2:25:19 – making her the fastest woman […]

Posted on October 14, 2018

Win a trip to Sri Lanka

To celebrate the 2018 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival our official airline partner SriLankan Airlines is giving you the chance to WIN the trip of a lifetime! Return flights for 2 from Melbourne to Colombo, Sri Lanka including transfers & 3 […]

Posted on September 20, 2018

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