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 Saturday 11 December 2021
Distance 5km
Start Time 5:00pm
Cut Off Time 8:00pm
Field Limit 5,000
Start Line Yarra Park Path (parallel to Jolimont Station)
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

Current 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 Yarra Park Path.  

Take a left turn down Jolimont Tce then follow road to the right onto Jolimont St. Head left and turn onto William Barrack Bridge. Veer left through Middle Tce to turn left at Wooden Bridge and follow the Yarra River Bank Path. 

Turn right to cross the Swans St Bridge via the pedestrian footpath. Turn right onto the upper trail path next to the Yarra River.  

Cross Boathouse Drive and proceed through Alexandra Gardens path to St Kilda Rd.  

Turn right and cross the Princes Bridge via pedestrian footpathTake a right hand turn onto Princes Walk (just prior to) Federation Square. Veer right onto the William Barak Bridge.  

Take a hairpin left onto Jolimont St. Finally, turn left onto Brunton Ave before turning left via Gate C onto the hallowed turf of the MCG finish line.  

Course Map

2021 Melbourne Marathon Course Map

Drink Stations

Drink Station Locations

Alexandra Gardens 2 Water
Finish 5 Water + SiS Sports Drink



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