Run this City – Take on the 5km
Step up to the plate and take on your first (or fastest) 5K through the vibrant streets of Melbourne.
- 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
YOUR RUN MELBOURNE 5K STARTS IN
Things you should know
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: Is located within Birrarung Marr, adjacent to Federation Square.
5km Wave starts: There will be four wave starts for the 5km event:
|5KM WAVE STARTS|
|WAVE||START TIME||TARGET TIME||TARGET TIME|
|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: The 5km warm-up will be held at the main stage at Federation Square at 10:00am.
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.
Kilometre markers: The kilometre markers for the 5km event will be coloured BLUE the same as your race bib colour.
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: 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 will take place at 11:00am from the main stage at Federation Square. Trophies 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+.