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

NEW! The Village

BEER GARDEN • FOOD TRUCKS • LIVE MUSIC • BIG SCREEN + MORE We’re excited to introduce our new entertainment precinct at the Melbourne Marathon Festival. The Village is your destination for food, drinks, live music & more. The Village […]

Posted on October 7, 2019

The 2019 App has landed

The #melbmara app has arrived. Make sure to tell your friends and family to download the app so they know the exact moment you’ll cross the finish line at the MCG. Why not share a competitors progress as well throughout […]

Posted on October 3, 2019

Event day nutrition tips

My number one rule when it comes to running event days – don’t try anything new! That goes for what you do before and during. Eating 1-2 hours before your run is best as this gives time for your body […]

Posted on October 3, 2019

Cheer on your city at the MCG!

On Sunday 13 October, over 35,000 runners will take to the streets for the 2019 Melbourne Marathon Festival. Runners will be tackling an array of distances from our 3km walk, to the ASICS 10km Run and the Full Marathon. Come […]

Posted on October 2, 2019

10 Most Memorable Melbourne Marathons #1

The countdown of the top 10 most memorable Melbourne races continues with our panel of experts selecting 2013 at No.1 LISTEN: PODCAST EPISODE WITH LISA WEIGHTMAN, TIM CROSBIE & CHRIS MUIRDEN: The Year: 2013 The Winners: Dominic Ondoro (Ken) 2:10.47, […]

Posted on October 2, 2019

Marathon Tips from Osteo Laura Pearce

It is no secret that running a marathon places a huge amount of strain on our bodies. Training, preparing and listening to your body is key in ensuring you get to the end of your 42km in one piece – […]

Posted on September 30, 2019

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