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Early Bird registrations now open!

The 2020 Melbourne Marathon Festival is back, returning to the MCG Sunday 4 October and Early Bird registrations are now open. After a sell-out event in 2019, 37,185 people took part in the 42nd Melbourne Marathon Festival – making it Australia’s […]

Posted on December 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

Fuelling a Virtual Marathon

Whether you are training for your first ever marathon or you have lost count of how many times you have covered 42kms, Marathon events this year are a new experience for everyone. The lack of crowd encouragement and the absence […]

Posted on October 8, 2020

Choose the Music that moves you

Help create the OFFICIAL Virtual Melbourne Marathon Soundtrack Have your say! Submit your favourite running tracks to add to the Official Virtual Melbourne Marathon Spotify Playlist. We will be creating a playlist of all your favourite tunes. Select upbeat songs […]

Posted on October 20, 2020

We’ve Teamed up with CorePlus Connected

Where there’s running, there’s recovery. And to assist you in both those things, there’s a warm up! We’ve teamed up with CorePlus Connected to deliver you 5 classes, each intentionally created to support your training in the lead up to […]

Posted on October 22, 2020

TRAINING MISSIONS UNLOCKED

There’s less than one month to go before the 2020 Virtual Melbourne Marathon takes over the streets, and we plan to make up for lost time. We’ve created three training missions which will take you along the Yarra River, through […]

Posted on November 10, 2020

WIN a 2020 race entry, Garmin watch & more!

How would you like an entry into the 2020 Melbourne Marathon Festival, a Garmin Vivosport watch & merchandise pack? All you have to do is: Follow @melbmara on Instagram Like & comment on the competition post and you’ll be in […]

Posted on October 24, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

Following record-breaking numbers in 2019 and four sold out events, the Melbourne Marathon Festival returns to the revered Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Sunday, 4 October 2020. Featuring five cleverly curated courses for people of all ages, abilities and athletic stature, […]

Posted on November 25, 2019

WIN a Garmin

There’s just over a week to go until the 2020 Virtual Melbourne Marathon enters Race Mode 🏅 Until then, keep up your training and log your distance within the official Virtual Melbourne Marathon app to WIN a Garmin Forerunner45! Its simple, log your run on the […]

Posted on November 26, 2020

Rediscover the city: more Training Missions unlocked

We’ve added 2 NEW Training Missions to give you some inspiration to get logging those kms in preparation for Race Mode. We’ve thrown in a brand new 5km mission as well as a 10km option, both taking in iconic scenes […]

Posted on November 26, 2020

Australia’s Largest Marathon Goes Virtual

The Melbourne Marathon Festival holds a special place in the hearts of generations of runners, and although we can’t physically bring everyone together this year, we will be staging a Virtual Melbourne Marathon on December 5 – 13 to help our […]

Posted on September 16, 2020

Share Your Finish Line Experience

We know your Start and Finish Lines will be looking a little different this year but we want to see them nonetheless! We encourage you to create unique Start and Finish Lines, as well as Water Stations in order to […]

Posted on November 26, 2020

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