Virtual Melbourne Marathon

5 – 13 December 2020

Australia’s Largest Marathon Goes Virtual

The Melbourne Marathon Festival holds a special place in the hearts of generations of runners, and although we can’t physically bring everyone together this year, we will be staging a Virtual Melbourne Marathon on December 5 – 13 to help our running community maintain their goals, stay inspired and keep fit.

Have a question? Check out the FAQ’s regarding our new Virtual Event


Choose from our five event distances.

42.195km Melbourne Marathon – Virtual Event$35
SriLankan Airlines 21.1km Half Marathon – Virtual Event$35
Asics 10km Run – Virtual Event$35
Westin 5km Run – Virtual Event$35
3km Walk – Virtual Event$20

You’re in charge of your experience.


Voice Prompts

Overall, Individual and Team Feeds

Live Event and Team Leaderboards

Unique Landmark Audio Cues connecting you to the Melbourne Marathon course

Connect with Wearable Device

Physical 2020 Medal delivered to your door

Digital Race Bib

Social Badges and Augmented Reality
Finisher Medal

Virtual Melbourne Marathon Digital Event Bag

Train within the app in the lead up to Race Day

Competitions and Prize Giveaways

Stay Connected with our Team Option.

Looking for a fun and engaging way to help build and maintain your connections? The team option is perfect for workplaces, sports clubs, mothers groups, or an active alternative to virtual trivia.

Committing to the Virtual Melbourne Marathon as a team will help create and maintain strong social bonds among your group, helping keep them from feeling isolated, alone, and stressed out.

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Explainer Video

Get the full Virtual Melbourne Marathon experience by downloading the official app. Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on how to use our official Virtual Melbourne Marathon app, as well as sync it up to your wearable devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I run the Virtual Melbourne Marathon anywhere?

Yes, you are able to complete the required distance wherever you wish, keeping in mind restrictions and safety of yourself and others.

When do registrations for the Virtual Melbourne Marathon close?

Registrations for our virtual event close on Friday 4 December 2020.

Do I have to complete my distance in one run?

Yes, you are required to complete your distance in one run. At this stage the Victorian Roadmap has no restrictions on exercise limits for December when the Virtual Marathon is scheduled, subject to public health advice. We will continue to follow closely the advice of the DHHS and adapt if required but at this stage we are hoping all our Virtual Marathon participants can smash out their chosen distance in one run.
If you are running outside Victoria, please adhere to your local guidelines.

Is there a time limit or cut off for the Virtual events?

Entrants will have 9 days to complete the event. The Virtual event will begin on Saturday 5th December at 00:01 and end on Sunday 13th December at 23:59 AEST. There is no time limit for each distance.

Are overseas runners able to participate in the Virtual Melbourne Marathon? If so, how do you ship our medal internationally?

Yes, of course our overseas runners are able to participate, and yes we will post the desired medal overseas.

Remember, wherever you run please follow local guidelines and run safe.

The Melbourne Marathon respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We ask that wherever you are running you show awareness of, and respect for, the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of the land.

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