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Who are the Melbourne Marathon Spartans?

Runners who have successfully completed 10 or more Melbourne Marathons are known as ‘Melbourne Marathon Spartans’. Over 1,500 runners have achieved this, including 5 Spartans, who have run all 42 Melbourne Marathons since the event was established in 1978. These […]

Posted on July 28, 2021

Sometimes you just have to stop… to appreciate the restart.

In the late seventies and early 80s, most major cities decided to follow in the successful footsteps of Boston and host a marathon. Melbourne staged its first marathon in 1978 to 2,500 runners on a course that began in Frankston, headed up […]

Posted on July 8, 2021

Personalise your medal

MiTime lets you personalise your medal with your name and finish time. It is a custom engraved insert of your race time that fits perfectly on the back of your #melbmara medal. It is engraved on-site and available within 1 […]

Posted on July 2, 2021

Dropped: NEW Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival Merchandise

HOW TO ACCESS OUR EXCLUSIVE 2021 NIKE MELBOURNE MARATHON FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE: 1. Register now for the 2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival and simply add your merchandise to your cart as you follow the registration process. 2. Head to our Nike Melbourne Marathon […]

Posted on May 24, 2021

Four of Steve Moneghetti’s Favourite Runs in Victoria

The idea of a fun run might seem like an oxymoron to some people. But anyone who’s ever run, walked or crawled their way over the finish line of a fitness challenge can tell you the atmosphere is electric.  Check out the […]

Posted on March 24, 2021

Introducing the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival 2021

We are excited to announce Nike as the Melbourne Marathon Festival’s official major partner ahead of our highly anticipated return this October. The partnership will celebrate the power of sport to bring communities together and encourage both elite and everyday […]

Posted on March 10, 2021

Virtual Melbourne Marathon Top Tips

A few things to keep in mind when running the Virtual Melbourne Marathon this week. It’s virtual so we need GPS to see where you’re going. Make sure your phone is fully charged and that you set your location services […]

Posted on December 8, 2020

Important Information for Virtual Melbourne Marathon Race Day

ARE YOU READY FOR RACE DAY? The Virtual Melbourne Marathon enters Race Mode this Saturday 5 December and ends Sunday 13 December. This means participants will be able to log their event distance at any point over the 9 days. IMPORTANT INFORMATION […]

Posted on December 4, 2020

Safely participate in the Virtual Melbourne Marathon

Although we have gone virtual due to the safety precautions caused by COVID-19, there are still safety practices that you should follow when participating in the Virtual Melbourne Marathon. Follow social distancing practices.  If you find yourself on a crowded […]

Posted on December 2, 2020

A Message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne

2020 Virtual Melbourne MarathonA message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne The Melbourne Marathon Festival is one of our city’s great running events. While the start and finish lines look a little different this year, it’s great to see Melburnians […]

Posted on December 1, 2020

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