Rediscover the city: more Training Missions unlocked

We’ve added 2 NEW Training Missions to give you some inspiration to get logging those kms in preparation for Race Mode.

We’ve thrown in a brand new 5km mission as well as a 10km option, both taking in iconic scenes of our beautiful Melbourne city. Choose your distance and rediscover the city.

Log your Training Missions on the official Virtual Melbourne Marathon app.


Need some inspiration for your perfect Melbourne Running loop?

Check out this awesome 360 degree view of some of our favourite City of Melbourne sites, thanks to our friends at Banalarama Studio.


5km Training Mission: The Tan Track

Start: Shrine of Remembrance. Head clockwise around the Tan Track until you reach 5km.

By far Melbourne’s most popular running track, The Tan is a 3.8 kilometer lap around Kings Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens which attracts footballers and Olympians. Originally a horse track, the path is mostly gravel and can be challenging depending on your starting direction. Taken clockwise, as most people do, you’ll face Anderson Street hill (#FeelTheBurn). No matter the direction though, you’ll see some of Melbourne’s most iconic attractions, including the Arts Center Spire, The Yarra River and The Shrine of Remembrance.

The Tan Track The Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


10km Training Mission

Start: Melbourne’s historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the yarra river in Alexandra gardens https://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne-boathouses-boat-sheds

Follow the ‘Main Yarra Trail’ as you pass the Swan Street Bridge, Morell Bridge, Punt Road Bridge and Church Street Bridge. Head under MacRobertson Bridge and loop around to cross over it. Turn right to follow the path along Yarra Boulevard, then loop to your right back onto the Main Yarra Trail heading back towards the City.

Continue along the Main Yarra Trail as you pass back under Macrobertsons Bridge, Church Street Bridge, Punt Road Bridge, Morell Bridge and Swan Street Bridge.

Finishing in Birrarung Marr.


The Virtual Melbourne Marathon enters Race Mode from the 5 – 13 December. Download the app today to take advantage of the Training elements prior to logging your official distance.

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