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Vale Ted Paulin 1938-2019

Melbourne Marathon’s first race director Ted Paulin has passed away, aged 81. IMG would like to pay our respects to one of the race’s iconic figures and pass on our best wishes to his family. As race director from 1978 […]

Posted on December 11, 2019

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

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

AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST EVER MARATHON RECYCLES PAPER CUPS

Australia’s largest ever marathon saw over 37,000 people take to the streets of Melbourne on Sunday 13 October – and for the first time, a new initiative meant cups from the event could be recycled. As the official sustainability partner […]

Posted on November 14, 2019

2019 results guide

The Melbourne Marathon Festival for the second year in a row achieved another record 37,185 participants and a new highlight as the largest ever Marathon event in Australian history. Melbourne turned on an almost perfect day for the event with […]

Posted on October 28, 2019

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

2019 MELBOURNE MARATHON OFFICIALLY AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST EVER MARATHON

Today 37,185 people took part in the 42nd Melbourne Marathon Festival – making it Australia’s largest ever Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-2-hour marathon in Vienna last night inspired Kenyans Isaac Birir and Naomi Maiyo to victory in the Melbourne Marathon, each […]

Posted on October 13, 2019

Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running sub-two hour marathon!

Eliud Kipchoge has made history in Vienna by running the first-ever sub two-hour marathon in a time of 1hr 59min 40sec. Cheered on by thousands of fans, the Kenyan world record holder and Olympic champion completed four laps of a […]

Posted on October 12, 2019

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

Looking for your next big challenge post #melbmara? You’ll want to check out “Australia’s most stunning running event”; the Great Ocean Road Running Festival May 16-17 2020. Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes […]

Posted on October 8, 2019

Race information booklet

The #melbmara race informational booklet is your essential guide for this weekend. Event information, maps, parking & public transport information, sustainability initiatives & much more. Click on the below graphic to view/download the 2019 race information booklet.

Posted on October 7, 2019

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