Virtual Melbourne Marathon Top Tips

A few things to keep in mind when running the Virtual Melbourne Marathon this week.

It’s virtual so we need GPS to see where you’re going. Make sure your phone is fully charged and that you set your location services to ‘Always Allow’

Finding your rhythm is key, so queue up music that moves you. Select upbeat songs that put you in a good mood and inspire you to get going. With the help of our #MelbMara community, we have created a playlist of all your favourite tunes, as voted by you! Check it out

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, never underestimate the value of a running buddy. Share that runners high with friends and it’ll taste that much sweeter. They’ll keep you accountable and you’ll have someone to complain about shin splints with – it really is a no brainer? It’s not too late to get your friends involved!

Cross the Finish Line at your local. The best part about a virtual marathon is you can finish anywhere you like – including at your favourite brunch spot! Plus, is there anything more “Melbourne” than finishing the Melbourne Marathon at a coffee shop? Need ideas on where to go? Head to What’s On Melbourne to find the perfect spot and remember to tag us in so we can see! @melbmara #melbmara

Preparation is always important. Brush up on how to use the app and connect to your wearable device prior to your big day to ensure your experience is seamless. Check out our How To Guide here

We’re all about connecting our running community, and how better to spot a fellow #MelbMara virtual runner than with their Race Bib. Look the part and print off your digital race bib before your run. Click here to customise yours.

Where there’s running, there’s recovery. And to assist you in both those things, there’s a warm up! CorePlus Connected has 5 classes, each intentionally created to support your training in the lead up to the Virtual Melbourne Marathon. Warm up, cool down, find muscle relief, properly recover and strengthen smaller muscles through Pilates; these classes range from 10 to 45 minutes and they’re available here.

Safety is the number one priority. Respect the social distancing measures in your state, observe traffic safety rules, and run safe.

Most of all; enjoy the experience. We look forward to being a part of everyone’s unique story.

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