There are three requirements to become a member of the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club.
You must have successfully completed ten Melbourne Marathons.
Your marathon times must be advised to and confirmed by the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club.
By the payment of a small annual subscription fee.
Your subscription is used to cover such expenses as pavilion/tent hire costs at the marathon finish area, the printing of Spartan singlets and race numbers, club newsletter production costs, venue and guest speaker costs.
If you haven’t registered as a Spartan as yet or if you are about to run your 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th or 30th Melbourne Marathon we’d certainly like to hear from you and of course help you become a member of the Melbourne running community’s most sought after clubs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register as a Spartan
SPARTAN CLUB MEMBERSHIP
What does it “cost” to become a member of the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club?
Dedication to your marathon running.
A yearly subscription of $20.00. Club membership is payable in June each year and covers membership for the following twelve months.
All Spartan running singlets are $45
A few hours of your time to be presented with your Spartan singlet at our AGM that is normally held in the September prior to the October running of the Marathon.
Unfortunately, if you are unable to attend our AGM to receive your Spartan singlet it will be posted to you at an additional cost of $7.50.
How does a Melbourne Marathon runner become a Spartan?
By completing ten Melbourne marathons. Each finishing time must be recorded in the Official Result Book so that all times can be verified. It is not necessary that the ten marathons be run consecutively.
When do I get my Spartan singlet?
Following the successful completion of your 9th Melbourne Marathon and prior to running your 10th Melbourne Marathon, the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club is to be advised of your 9 Melbourne Marathon times. It is each individual runner’s responsibility to advise the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club of their 9 marathon times.
Once all finishing times have been verified you will be invited to join the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club and will be presented with your Spartan singlet so that you can run your 10th Melbourne Marathon in the singlet.
Singlets are presented at the Clubs Annual General Meeting which is held in the September prior to the October marathon.
When do I get my permanent Spartan Race Number?
Following the successful completion of your 10th Melbourne Marathon you will then be officially known as a Melbourne Marathon Spartan and be assigned a permanent Spartan Race Number.
Once a Spartan, whose responsibility is it to ensure that each of my successive Melbourne Marathon times have been recorded by the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club?
Whilst every effort is made by the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club to extract and record each Spartans times from the Official Race Result Book, the responsibility of ensuring your time is recorded is that of each individual.
What milestones are acknowledged by the Club?
A summary of the milestones currently being acknowledged by the Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club are:
10 Year Runner – Acknowledged by the wearing of a Green Spartan Singlet
15 Year Runner – Acknowledged by the wearing of a Blue Spartan Singlet
20 Year Runner – Acknowledged by the wearing of a Red Spartan Singlet
25 Year Runner – Acknowledged by the wearing of a Black Spartan Singlet
30 Year Runner – Acknowledged by the wearing of a Maroon Spartan Singlet
Each of the ten runners who has completed all Melbourne Marathons since the inaugural marathon in 1978 has a distinctive gold and green singlet with the wording “Melbourne Marathon, I’ve done all 35, 1978-2012” inscribed on the back.