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Whether it’s your first half-marathon or you’re chasing a new PB, no event ticks off as many iconic Melbourne landmarks as this.


Distance: 21.1km

Date: Sunday, 30 July 2017

Recommended arrival time: At least 60 minutes before the start of your wave

Start time: From 7.00am

Minimum age: 16 years or older on Sunday, 30 July 2017

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Event Information

Things you should know



Please download your Half Marathon Run Melbourne 2017, presented by lululemon Participant Instructions here.

Start area

Start area: From the village head to your start zone. The start line is located just west of Elizabeth St in Flinders St- There are designated zone areas that are located in Flinders St and St Kilda Rd.

Finish area

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


Half-Marathon Wave Starts

Half-Marathon Wave Starts: There will be four waiting zones for the Half-Marathon:


HALF MARATHON ZONE A 7:00 AM Priority Male: under 1hr 25 mins 50
Priority Female: under 1hr 32 mins 50
under 1 hour 45 mins 2500
HALF MARATHON ZONE B Champion Charity 200
1 hour 46 mins – 1 hours 55 mins 2500
HALF MARATHON ZONE C 1 hours 56 mins – 2 hours 10 mins 2500
HALF MARATHON ZONE D 2 hours 10 mins + 2500

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.

Split times

Split times: The timing system will record the 10.095km (halfway) split time.

Drink stations

Drink stations: There are 7 water stations on course, approximately 2 – 3km apart.

Kilometre markers

Kilometre markers: The kilometre markers for the Half-Marathon will be coloured BLACK. 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 Half Marathon course loses the turnaround at Alexandra Avenue (resulting in a faster and more free-flowing course), then participants will follow the 10K course from 2016 – running over the Swan St Bridge rather than under.


Click the icon below to view the Half Marathon course map. *Course subject to change


Course Description

Course Description:  The Run Melbourne Half-Marathon will allow you to rediscover a brand new love for the city of Melbourne. Complete the Half-Marathon in just one lap and enjoy the picturesque views that Melbourne’s iconic landmarks have to offer. Landmarks include South Wharf, Webb Bridge, Jeff’s Shed, Polly Woodside, Etihad Stadium, Crown Casino and Harbour Town.

“The half marathon provides a great opportunity to challenge yourself over a one lap course. It will allow you to see Melbourne at its very best!” Julie Tedde, Race Director

Course conditions

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

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 Half-Marathon.

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+.