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

5K through the vibrant streets of Melbourne.

RACE INFORMATION

Distance: 5km

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 9:50am

Start time: From 10:35am

Minimum age: No minimum age

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Event Information

Things you should know

Start area

Start area: The 5km run/walk will start at the intersection of St Kilda Road and just south of Linlithgow Avenue. Please note that the 5km Start Line will close at 11:15am.

Finish Area

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

5km Wave Starts

5km Wave starts: There will be four wave starts for the 5km event:

 

5KM WAVE STARTS
WAVE START TIME TARGET TIME Field Capacity
5KM WAVE A 10:35 AM Priority Male: under 20 mins 50
Priority Female: under 24 mins 50
under 32 mins 1,500
5KM WAVE B 10:41 AM Champion Charity 160
33 mins – 40mins 1,500
5KM WAVE C 10:47 AM 41 mins – 50 mins 1,500
5KM WAVE D 10:53 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

Warm-up: The 5km warm-up will be held at the main stage at Federation Square at 10:00am.

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 Map

Course Map: The 5km run/walk course can be found here. [NEW COURSE MAP] http://events.solemotive.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RM_5km.pdf    *Course subject to change.

Course Description

Course Description: Ready to test yourself and see if that training has been paying off? The 5km 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 past Rod Laver arena, 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 5km 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

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 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+.

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