5km Run

Experience Melbourne like never before and race around some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks and iconic scenery. Take part alongside racegoers participating in their first long-distance competitive run, those running with family members or those that prefer to run shorter distances. The 5km Run is an excellent first step into the world of competitive running.


Event Information

Date Sunday 2 October, 2022
Distance 5km
Start Time 11:30am
Cut Off Time 2:00pm
Field Limit 5,000
Start Line Batman Avenue (150 North of Rod Laver Arena)
Finish Line Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Age Limit Children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times


Entry Fees & Inclusions

Pricing: Adult $60 / Child (0-16 years) $40

Please note entry fees are subject to change at any time, so sign up early to secure the best pricing. 


  • Entry
  • Race Bib + Safety Pins
  • Finishers Medal
  • E-Certificate

Course Description

Start at Batman Avenue.

Head north along Batman Avenue in south bound lanes to a U Turn just before Flinders St and proceed along the city bound lanes of Batman Ave .

At Swans St Bridge cross using the pedestrian path to a right turn onto the upper trail next to the yarra river.

Cross Boat House Drive and proceed through Alexandra Gardens path to St Kilda Rd

Turn right and cross at Princes Bridge Proceed along St Kilda Road to a right hand turn at Princes Walk (just prior to) Fed Square where competitors will then be running along the paths of Birrarung Marr before veering right onto the William Barak Bridge with a hairpin left hand turn on to Jolimont St

At Jolimont Tce turn right and proceed to a U turn at Wellington Pde south Veer right onto Jolimont TCe and Brunton Ave then left into the MCG via Gate C and do one lap of the MCG to the finish line

If you wish to WALK, please enter the 3km Walk event. If you do choose to walk in, please keep an eye out for runners as you get close to the MCG and do not block their path.

Course Map

2022 Course Map Coming Soon

Drink Stations

Drink Station Locations

LOCATION Distance KM Supplied Medical Toilets
Alexandra Gardens 2 Water ONLY No No
Finish 5 Water + Gatorade Yes Yes


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