2017 marked the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival’s 40 year anniversary. Staging the first ever race in 1978, over 2000 runners took part in Melbourne’s first ever marathon event. In 2017 the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival had over 35,000 participants from all over Australia and overseas compete in their choice of Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, Asics 5.7km run and 3km walk events.
#thisis40 was created to celebrate our 40th year with the help of a very special group of 40 runners who are all in their 40th year. Our #thisis40 Ambassadors were chosen to represent and motivate first time participants to veteran runners and prove you can be fit at 40! They shared their training progress, their challenges, triumphs, and their joy as they took on the Marathon or Half Marathon at last year’s event.
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