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Let the crowd of thousands help to push you across the line as you aim to crush your goals and beat your best 10K.


Distance: 10km

Date: Sunday, 30 July 2017

Recommended arrival time: Please arrive at the Event Village at least

45 minutes before the start of your wave – from 8:30am

Start time: From 9:15am

Minimum age: 12 years or older on Sunday, 30 July 2017









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Event Information

Things you should know


Please download your 10k Run Melbourne 2017, presented by lululemon Participant Instructions here.

Start area

Start area: The 10km run will start at the intersection of St Kilda Road and just south of Linlithgow Avenue.


Finish area

Finish area: Is located within Birrarung Marr, adjacent to Federation Square.

10km Wave starts

10km Wave starts: There will be four wave starts for the 10km run:

10KM WAVE A 9:15 AM Priority Male: under 40 mins 50 50
Priority Female: under 45 mins 50 50
under 55 mins 2500 2,250
10KM WAVE B 9:21 AM Champion Charity 200 240
56 mins – 1 hour 2500 2,250
10KM WAVE C 9:27 AM 1 hour 1 mins – 1 hour 10 mins 2500 2,250
10KM WAVE D 9:33 AM 1 hour 10 mins + 2500 2,250

Prams are welcome but please start in the last wave.

Please note that field limits apply. Once a wave start is at capacity no further entries will be accepted for that wave start.

You must start in your allocated wave start.


Warm-up: The 10km warm-up will be held at the main stage at Federation Square at 8:45am.

Split times

Split times: The timing system will record your 5km and 10km time.

Drink stations

Drink stations: There are four water stations on the course. They are approximately 2 – 3km apart. There are also water stations at the event village and the finish area. Electrolyte will be available at three drink stations for 10km participants.

Kilometre markers

Kilometre markers: The kilometre markers for the 10km event will be coloured RED the same as your race bib colour.

Course Map

Due to roadworks around Melbourne lately we’ve had to make course updates. We’ve been working closely with VicRoads and made sure this year’s Run Melbourne courses are still fun, fantastic, and most importantly safe.

The only change for the 10K course will see participants run the same course from 2016.

Click the icon below to view the 10K Course Map. *Course subject to change

Course Description

Course Description: The 10km course offers a fresh and exciting Run Melbourne experience. Take on the streets of Melbourne and run around this beautiful city past the Shrine of Remembrance, around the Botanic Gardens, past Rod Laver arena and the MCG and finish at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square and Birrarung Marr precinct. Run, take in the ambience and smash your goals! Get ready to run this city.

“The 10km course gives you a great snapshot of Melbourne and its sights. The course will allow you to emerge yourself in the beautiful city of Melbourne before soaking up the atmosphere at the finish line.” Julie Tedde, Race Director

Course conditions

Course conditions: All participants in the 10km event who have not completed the Batman Avenue section of the course by 11:00am will be directed onto the footpath.

Presentation ceremonies

Presentation ceremonies: Presentation ceremonies will take place at 11:00am from the main stage at Federation Square. Medals will be awarded to the male and female winners of the 10km event.

Age category winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive a medal however these will be posted out after the event. The age categories are:
 U18, 18 – 29 years, 30 – 39 years, 40 – 49 years, 50 – 59 years, 60 – 69 years & 70+.