Run Melbourne 6km Run

Step up to the plate and take on your first (or fastest)

6K through the vibrant streets of Melbourne.


Distance: 6K

Date: Sunday, 30 July 2017

Recommended arrival time: Please arrive at the Event Village (Federation Square) at least

45 minutes before the start of your wave – from 10:00am

Start time: From 10:45am

Minimum age: No minimum age

Course Update (Monday 3 July 2017): Due to roadworks at the Swan St Bridge, the course has been updated

from the original 5K course to a 6K course. View NEW 6K Course Map










Event Information

Things you should know


Please download your 6k Run Melbourne 2017, presented by lululemon Participant Instructions here.

Start area



Start area: The 6km run/walk will start at the intersection of St Kilda Road and just south of Linlithgow Avenue. Please note that the 6km Start Line will close at 11:10am.

Finish Area


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

6km Wave Starts

 6km Wave starts: There will be four wave starts for the 6km event:

6KM WAVE A 10:45 AM Priority Male: under 20 mins 50
Priority Female: under 24 mins 50
under 32 mins 1,500
6KM WAVE B 10:51 AM Champion Charity 160
33 mins – 40mins 1,500
6KM WAVE C 10:57 AM 41 mins – 50 mins 1,500
6KM WAVE D 11:00 AM 51 + mins 1,750

If you are planning on walking or have a pram please wait until the last wave begins.

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





Warm-up: The 6km warm-up will be held at the main stage at Federation Square at 10:15am.

Drink Stations


Drink Stations: There are four water stations on each loop of the course. They are approximately 2 – 3km apart. There are also water stations at the event village and the finish area.

Course Update (Monday 3 July 2017), Map & Description:

Course Description: 

Ready to test yourself and see if that training has been paying off? The 6K run/walk is perfect for first-time participants wanting to get amongst the spirit of Run Melbourne. With an easy loop past the Shrine of Remembrance, around the Botanic Gardens and back through Alexandra Gardens, you’ll love the energy and enthusiasm you get from running with thousands of others as well as past bands, cheer squads and fan zones! Grab a friend, lace up and get going!

“The 6K is a great opportunity to post a personal best on this fast flat course, or simply soak in the atmosphere Run Melbourne is best known for – music, cheer zones, bands and more!” – Julie Tedde, Race Director  

Course Update: An increase in roadworks around Melbourne has forced us to make a few course updates. Working closely with VicRoads, we’ve been advised to update our courses to remove participants running under the Swan Street Bridge. As a result, all Run Melbourne courses have been updated in one section of each course, with one major update, the 5K becomes a 6K event with a new start time of 10.45am.

Participants will:

  • Receive a 5K timing split but official results are based on 6K distance.
  • Final finishing time on the event certificate and online race results are based on the final 6K distance.
  • Awards will be given based on 6K finishers
  • 6K finishers will receive a Run Melbourne Medal (with 5K printed on it)Course Map: Click the icon below to view 

eView the 6K run/walk course map *course subject to change

 . *Course subject to change.

Presentation ceremonies









Presentation ceremonies: Presentation ceremonies will take place at 11:15am from the main stage at Federation Square. Medals will be awarded to the male and female winners of the 6km event. Official results and awards are based on the 6K distance.

The final finishing time (listed on your event certificate and instant online results) is based on the final 6K distance, but 6K entrants will also receive a 5K timing split.

Age category winners 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+.

6K finishers will receive the original 5K Run Melbourne medal.