RUN YOUR HEART OUT
No other running event lets you run through Melbourne Zoo.
Zoo entries are now closed.
COURSE DESCRIPTION & MAP
Important course update for The Zoo event: due to infrastructure changes inside The Zoo, we have had to adjust the course for both the 4K and 8K events. Both distances will follow a new path and will no longer run past the elephants and primate enclosures.
Every year we work closely with Melbourne Zoo personal to ensure the best experience for runners while ensuring minimal disruptions to the animals.
The 4K course is now 4.8K
There is no change in distance for the 8k course
8K will start 15mins later at 7:30pm
Start and finish lines remain the same
Trams running along Royal Parade are the main access to Melbourne Zoo, and the nearest train station is Royal Park. Go to Public Transport Victoria website: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/for public transport information.
Parking is available at the Melbourne Zoo carpark off Elliott Avenue. Parking is free after 5:00pm. Parking prior to 5.00pm is available at $2 for 5 hours.
Please be aware of peak hour traffic congestion
Overflow parking is available at the State Netball Hockey Centre, accessible via Brens
Drive, off Elliott Avenue. The assembly area is a short 5 minute walk from here and parking is free.
ACCESS TO THE ZOO
Only paid participants in the Sunset Series Race 1 can enter the zoo for the event. Part of the course is outside of the zoo which spectators can view free of charge. Spectators are also able to meet event participants at the finish line/assembly area which is outside of the Zoo.
Download the Race 1 Participant Instructions. It contains all the information you need – how to get there, race start times and more!
RACE PACK COLLECTION
All entries received before midnight Tuesday, 23 January 2018 can opt to have their Race Pack mailed to them. All postage will incur an $8.95 fee. Race Pack mail out will commence two weeks prior to the event for participants who select to have their Race Pack posted.
Sole Motive Store
Collection of Race Packs will be available at the Sole Motive Store (170 Queen Street, Melbourne).
Please note: Race Pack collection from store is only available to participants who enter before midnight Tuesday 30th January. If you’ve entered before the cut-off date you’ll be able to pick up your Race Pack from Thursday, 1 February 2018 – Tuesday, 6 February 2018.
Click here to view the Sole Motive Store opening hours.
Visit the Race Pack collection marquee on the evening of the event from 5.30pm to pick up your Race Pack.