EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE
TAKE ON THE 5K
Step up to the plate and take on your first (or fastest)
5K through the vibrant streets of Melbourne.
2018 COURSE IMPROVEMENTS
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For the first time, 5K runners will run past Melbourne’s major sporting stadiums and there’s no longer a squeeze under the Swan St bridge! Get ready for more sights, less congestion and more fun!
Celebrate as you kick off your Run Melbourne 5K with a start along St Kilda Road, just south of Linlithgow Ave. Make your way onto Birdwood Ave before taking a sharp U-turn back towards the city along St Kilda Rd to Petticoat Lne. Head back across Swan St Bridge with the newly made pedestrian walkway before striding along Batman Ave, past Rod Laver and around Grandslam Oval.
It’s time to soak up the vibe at this entertainment hot spot before running across Rod Laver Bridge and then around the MCG forecourt. A short stint to Brunton Ave and you’re coming into the home straight as you hit William Barrack Bridge. Take into the spectacular city sights as you run over the bridge. It’s your final 500m sprint into the finish chute at Birranrung Marr.
The 5k warm-up will be held at the main stage at Federation Square at 9:45am.
The kilometre markers for the 5km event will be coloured Blue.
There are two water stations at the 2km mark and the 3km mark
Run Melbourne can accomodate wheelchairs in our event. Please start in the last wave of your event
If you are a racing wheelchair please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to assure your spot.
Wave A, B and Champion Charity runners must be assembled in their Wave Start Zones by 10:00am.
Wave C and D runners must be assembled in their Wave Start Zones by 10:15am.