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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

Carbohydrate loading tips

For most, running a marathon can take anywhere between 3 and a half hours to 5 hours. So, it’s extremely important you look after your body in the week leading up to the race. Carbohydrate loading is an important strategy […]

Posted on September 30, 2019

SriLankan Airlines Half Marathon sells out!

The 2019 SriLankan Airlines Half Marathon has now sold out! Participants can still get involved in this years festival by competing in the other 4 events on offer, but don’t delay as there is limited capacity in the 42.195km Melbourne […]

Posted on September 28, 2019

Nutrition and Running – What you need to know

Navigating the dos and don’ts of nutrition can be difficult. Now add in considerations like exercise and fuelling for endurance events and you have yourself a puzzle. When in doubt? Ask the experts! Emily Commerford is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited […]

Posted on September 24, 2019

10 Most Memorable Melbourne Marathons #2

The countdown of the top 10 most memorable Melbourne races continues with our panel of experts selecting 1982 at No.2 The Year: 1982 The Winners: Bill Rodgers (US) 2:11.08 Sue King (US) 2:37.57 The Race Race director Ted Paulin struck […]

Posted on September 23, 2019

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