Event Updates

The 2020 Melbourne Marathon has been cancelled

In light of continued Victorian restrictions as well as ongoing health concerns and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are saddened to share the 2020 Melbourne Marathon Festival scheduled for Sunday, October 4 has been cancelled.

We are sincerely disappointed, but unfortunately the circumstances and our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our participants, staff, volunteers and the community has made it impossible for us to deliver this year’s event.

We are however pleased to share that the 2021 Melbourne Marathon Festival is confirmed to take place on Sunday, October 10. We are looking forward to returning in 2021 and thank all of our participants, Spartans, spectators and partners for their patience, support and understanding.

And although we can’t physically bring everyone together next month, we will be staging a Virtual Melbourne Marathon on December 5 – 13 to help our running community maintain their goals, stay inspired and keep fit.

The Melbourne Marathon Festival holds a special place in the hearts of generations of runners. In the past 42 years, hundreds of thousands of participants have raised tens of millions of dollars for charity, achieved countless personal goals and come together in an active celebration of the City of Melbourne. We thank you for your patience and understanding and hope to still see you (virtually) in December, as well as in person in October 2021.

Last Updated: 9th September, 2020

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