Race Day Experience - Run Melbourne

WHAT TO EXPECT 

RACE WEEKEND ENTRIES

You can register for the event at the Friendship Dash Event Village located in Birrarung Marr on Saturday, 28 July from 8:00am – 4:00pm OR at the Run Melbourne finish line located at Birrarung Marr on Sunday, 29 July from 6:00am. 

RUN


STOP & POSE

Marathon-Photos will be on the course and at the finish line at Run Melbourne capturing your race day moments.Look for their cameras and be sure to show your race number and smile!

After the event, click the button below and enter your surname or bib number to go straight to your online album and choose from a range of great products.



COURSE EXPERIENCE

This year 20,000 runners will experience a race they’ll never forget.

We’ll be there on race day, with the help of our partners, supporting you with new and improved courses and bigger and better entertainment! We’ve got 10 cheer zones thanks to lululemon, a trumpet player and DJ – along with Nova bringing the energy hit you’ll need with fresh hits pumping, a giant LED sign with motivational messages and cheerleaders. 

We pride ourselves on bringing our runners some of the best on-course experiences and this year won’t be any different with jam-packed amounts of fun planned.

It’s the race not to be missed. 

 

 

RUNNER’S WORLD  PACE LEADERS

Pace Groups give you the chance to run with a group under the guidance of an experienced run leader who runs at a calculated pace to get you to the finish line at a specific time. Visit the Runner’s World pace leader marquee to get your pacing band to wear on your wrist on race day – this tells you an estimated time to help you keep your pace.

You can meet pace leaders at the start line of your event, they’ll be easy to locate, as each pace leader will be holding target times for each distance OR meet them at the Runner’s World pace leader marquee at the following times:

5K  participants – 10:00am 

Bulk Nutrients 10K participants – 8:45am 

Runner’s World Half Marathon participants – 6:30am

 

EAT 


lululemon VILLAGE

Village Trading Hours:

Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday: 6:00am – 2:00pm 

Stay warm in the lululemon village on Sunday, 29 July besides the Showcase Store, Birrarung Marr, next to the finish line. lululemon have your post-race celebrations covered with brunch and beats from some of their favourite local community partners.

EXCLUSIVE FINISHER DISCOUNTS

SHOW YOUR FRIENDSHIP DASH COMMEMORATIVE BRACELET, RUN MELBOURNE FINISHER MEDAL OR MENTION THE RUN MELBOURNE OFFER TO REDEEM OUR SPECIAL FINISHER DISCOUNTS.

BOOST JUICE

Shop G30 Southgate, Retail Precinct, Southbank, 3006

Run Melbourne $5 Crush*

*T&C’s Apply.

LITTLE CUPCAKES

7 Degraves St, Melbourne, 3000

Enjoy one complimentary MAIN MENU item when another main menu item of equal or greater value is purchased, up to a maximum of $10 value.*

*T&C’s Apply.


PLAY 


PHOTO WALL

Snap a pic in front of our photo wall in Birrarung Marr. Make sure you hashtag #RunMelbourne2018 and #EmbraceTheFeeling when you post your race day pictures.

FREE 10-MINUTE MASSAGES

The Melbourne Institute of Massage are providing FREE 10-minute massages post-race at Birrarung Marr to assist with your recovery. Melbourne Institute of Massage is Victoria’s leading training organisation in massage and myotherapy and has been graduating industry leading therapists since 1998, so you will be in good hands!

CHARITY VILLAGE

Is located on River Terrace with heaps of different charities to visit. They’ll have fun games and be raising awareness for the causes close to our hearts. Visit them to find out how you can find how to get involved.

 

SHOP

 

SOLE MOTIVE ‘RACE READY’ STORE

Store Trading Hours:

Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday: 6:00am – 12:30pm

We’re your one-stop shop for all your running needs on race day – whether it’s helping you to look and feel your best, run in style and comfort or for speciality gear that won’t let you down.

Visit us to get your hands on the official Run Melbourne x lululemon merchandise, as well as the ultimate race day comfort packs to help you enjoy your run blister and chafe-free.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot claim your Run Melbourne footwear voucher* at the event site.

Visit the Sole Motive Store (170 Queen Street, Melbourne) or shop online to claim.

 

lululemon SHOWCASE STORE

Store Trading Hours:

Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday: 6:00am – 2:00pm

The lululemon Showcase Store returns for a second year – giving you the opportunity to shop lululemon’s technical athletic apparel and exclusive Run Melbourne presented by lululemon product. These items are only available for purchase over the Run Melbourne race weekend and include a select number of sizes for men and women’s technical styles.

WIN


PUBLIC TRANSPORT SNAP & WIN

WIN one of two Run Melbourne Prize Packs by taking a photo of you or a friend catching public transport (tram, bus or train) to Run Melbourne on Saturday, 28th July or Sunday, 29th July. Just upload your pic to Instagram and hashtag #RunMelbourne2018 and #PT2RunMelb2018 to go into the draw.*

Run Melbourne Prize Pack contains:

1 x Runner’s World one year subscription

1 x Bulk Nutrients Gym Pack

T&Cs apply. Competition closes midnight Sunday, 29 July 2018.

 

SHARE YOUR #RunMelbourne2018 EXPERIENCE

Share your Run Melbourne experience with us by tagging @RunMelbourne #RunMelbourne2018 #EmbarceTheFeeling in your Instagram photo or your Instagram Story for your chance to WIN 1 of 5 x Run Melbourne Prize Packs.*

Run Melbourne Prize Pack contains:

1 x Runner’s World 1 year subscription 

1 x Bulk Nutrients Gym Pack 

*T&C’s Apply. Competition closes midnight Wednesday, 1st August 2018.

GET SOCIAL

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest event updates and news. Don’t forget to share your Run Melbourne experience with us on social media #RunMelbourne2018 #EmbraceTheFeeling and tag us @RunMelbourne and @SoleMotive

Facebook: @runmelbourne
Instagram: @runmelbourne
Twitter: @runmelbourne

GOT A QUESTION ON DAY?

Get in contact with us via the Run Melbourne Facebook Page via direct message. We’ll be monitoring the Run Melbourne Facebook inbox over race weekend:

Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm 

Sunday: 5:00am – 12:00pm