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Make yourself a VIP!

You deserve the all-in, exclusive treatment at the 2019 Melbourne Marathon Festival as a Very Important Runner. Exclusive room in the MCG Private shower access Exclusive post run massage Preferred start place VIR Packages are now available for the Full […]

Posted on June 14, 2019

Global running day

Tomorrow (June 5) we celebrate Global Running Day. Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. It doesn’t matter how fast you run or how far you go—what’s important is that you take […]

Posted on June 4, 2019

For the first time, there are more female than male runners

Research released to the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) first Global Running Conference in Lanzhou in China shows that, for the first time in history, there were more female runners than male runners in 2018, with 50.23 per cent […]

Posted on June 3, 2019

EARLY BIRD ENDING SOON

Winter is certainly here, and the countdown to this year’s Melbourne Marathon festival is well and truly underway. We are excited to offer an Early Bird discount to all of our prospective runners. Make sure you sign up before Early […]

Posted on June 3, 2019

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