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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

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

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