November 2020 (new date)Federation Squarefrom 6:00am

November 2020 (new date)

 Fed Square

from 6:00am

CURRENT PRICING

The current Early Bird price will be held until a decision is made.

21.1K

SAVE UP TO $30

$ 90
ADULT

10K

SAVE UP TO $16

$ 55
ADULT

5K

SAVE UP TO $15

$ 40
ADULT

10K

SAVE UP TO $15

$ 35
U18

5K

SAVE UP TO $15

$ 30
U18

TIMELINE

  • PRE EVENT
  • EVENT DAY
11:59pm, Thursday 5 DecemberPresale Pricing Ends.
TBCEarly Bird Pricing Ends.

This will be extended until a decision is made.
TBCStandard Pricing Ends.
11:59pm, Sunday 28 JuneName on Bibs Cut Off.
10:00am, Friday 3 JulyRace Pack Collection from Sole Motive Store Starts.
Only participants who are eligible can collect from the store, you will be notified via email when your race pack is available.
11:59pm, Sunday 12 JulyPostage Cut Off for Race Packs.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack.
11:59pm, Wednesday 22 JulyCut Off for Option to Collect Race Pack from Sole Motive Store.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack from the event site.
2:00pm, Friday 24 JulyRace Pack Collection From Sole Motive Store Ends.
Anyone who qualifies to collect their pack from the store but hasn’t, will have to collect it on Saturday, 25 July between 8:00am – 4:00pm.
11:59pm, Thursday 23 JulyLast Minute/Online Entries Close.
After this date/time registrations will be taken from the event site at designated times.

6:00amEvent Village opens
7:00amHalf Marathon starts, Flinders St.
7:20amHalf Marathon start line closes (no runners will be allowed on course after this time).
9:15am10K starts, St Kilda Rd.
10:00am10K start line closes (no runners will be allowed on course after this time).
10:30am5K starts, St Kilda Rd.
11:05am5K start line closes (no runners will be allowed on course after this time).

COURSE MAPS

21.1K

7:15am Start
Flinders Street
Start line cut off TBA
Participants must be off
the course by 12pm

10K

9:15am Start
St Kilda Road
Start line cut off TBA
Participants must be off
the course by 12pm

5K

10:30am Start
St Kilda Road
Start line cut off TBA
Participants must be off
the course by 12pm

how to get there

Catch train services to Flinders Street Station. Take the St Kilda Rd exit from the station and walk to Federation Square.

Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72 service St Kilda Rd; disembark at Federation Square.

Bike parking is available at Federation Square alongside Flinders St.

Car parking Is extremely limited. We strongly recommend you use public transport to get to the event. The road closure map will be available closer to event day.

The road closure map will be available closer to event day.

EVENT FAQs

Have a question? Read through our faqs below.
If you can’t find what you’re after, please contact us.

LAST UPDATED: 15 June 2020

In the best interest of our participants and staff, and in line with the government guidelines, we have made the decision to postpone Run Melbourne until November 2020.

We will continue to work closely with the City of Melbourne to confirm the exact date and and will provide an update in early August.

Our mission with Run Melbourne is to “Inspire our City to Run”. By postponing the event (rather than cancelling), we believe we can stay to true to that mission and inspire you to keep moving during this time. If you’re anything like us, running has been your life line throughout the past few months!

Run Melbourne is also all about giving extra meaning to your training by rallying behind the causes you love. By postponing, you can continue to work towards your fundraising goals to raise awareness and much needed funds for your chosen charities.

All registered participants have been sent an email regarding next steps.

To celebrate Run Melbourne’s iconic race weekend – we’ve launched a virtual event to take place 25-26 July 2020. We know a lot of you have been training and working towards a goal of racing on this date and we wanted to celebrate that and keep you focused on your goal! You can find out more about the virtual event here.

We thank you for your continued support and patience. And as always, encourage you to keep running!

9 June 2020

We are continuing to work with The City of Melbourne to confirm the Run Melbourne event date.

21 May 2020

We are continuing to work with The City of Melbourne to confirm the Run Melbourne event date.

As further updates are available, they will be emailed to all participants, shared via our website and on the Run Melbourne 2020 Facebook Event page.

27 April 2020

Over the last month, Sole Motive has been working closely with the City of Melbourne with regards to Run Melbourne amidst the current Government guidelines for events. This includes monitoring the current date and reviewing postponement dates for 2020.

We have been advised by the City of Melbourne that they will confirm current and postponement dates as they receive official State Government advice with regard to lifting restrictions for outdoor events. At this stage, the regulations applied by the government for mass gatherings is being reviewed mid-May 2020.

We are just as excited as you must be to get your running shoes on and train for Run Melbourne. We will continue to work with The City of Melbourne to confirm the Run Melbourne event date and you will be the first to hear.

As further updates are available, they will be emailed to all participants, shared via our website and on the Run Melbourne 2020 Facebook Event page.

The current Early Bird price will be held until a decision is made.

1 April 2020

We are continuing to closely review and monitor the situation with the relevant government bodies. Any changes will be forthcoming via our website (and via email to current participants).

13 March 2020, 4:30pm

We have been working closely with State and Federal Health Departments with regard to the coronavirus/COVID-19. At this time, Run Melbourne is continuing as planned.

We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and follow the latest advice from our respected Governments.

As you are aware, the situation is evolving daily. For that reason, details regarding any changes to Run Melbourne will be forthcoming. As further updates are available, they will be posted here.

12 March 2020

Given information provided and in consultation with recognised health and safety authorities and government departments Run Melbourne is continuing as planned.

At this stage, advice from State and Federal Health Departments is that there is no need to cancel any events or gatherings.

Run Melbourne will continue to monitor the situation closely.

View the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions which outline basic protective measures against coronavirus.

Participant Instructions will be available closer to race day.

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 5 July, 2020.

If a race bib has already been assigned for your original distance you will be able to use it for your new distance on race day.

  • Presale Entries end at 11:59pm Thursday, 5 December 2019
  • Early Bird Entries end 11:59pm Thursday, 30 April 2020

The current Early Bird price will be held until a decision is made. View the latest Race Update.

  • Standard Entries end TBC
  • Last Minute/Online Entries end 11:59pm Thursday, 23 July 2020

*No portion of the entry fee will be donated to charity. Entry fees are used to cover the cost of staging the event.

You can register on Saturday, 25 July from 8:00am – 4:00pm OR on Sunday, 26 July from 6:00am.

You don’t have to notify Sole Motive if you are unable to run for any reason. However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.

We do offer the following:

1 – Withdrawal from the event – receive a credit note: Withdrawals receive a credit note if they are made before 5:00pm, Friday 26 June 2020.  After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing and valid for Sole Motive owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Refunds will not be issued. When an entrant registers, they agree to the below terms and conditions;

T&C #15. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other SM owned events (minus $20 for admin fees) no later than 5pm, one month prior to the event. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes will not be issued when downgrading distances. Credit notes will be valid for SM owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing.

2 – Downgrade from your race: Event downgrades can be made online up until 5 July 2020. 

Refunds/credit notes cannot be issued for the difference in entry fee (if any) when downgrading your distance.

Please note: Any changes to your registration (name, distance, postage) will incur a $10 administration fee.

There is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name.

We strongly recommend catching public transport to and from the event. Half Marathon runners may have access to public transport using the night network to get to the event. View the Night Network Fact Sheet or visit the PTV Night Network website.

Please refer to the “how to get there” information above for more information.

The 2020 Road Closure Map will be available closer to the event date. 

Car parking is extremely limited. We strongly recommend you use public transport to get to the event. If you’re driving please plan your route and parking location prior to the event.

If you are planning on driving, we recommend the following:

There are several non-ticketed parking areas on Sundays, however, these will fill quickly from 6:00am:

Alexandra Avenue (between Punt Rd and Morrell Bridge)

Once you find a park, along the Yarra and make your way to Birrarung Marr or Federation Square, please allow at least 10 minute’s walking time to get to the event site.

Fitzroy Gardens (Wellington Parade /Lansdowne St/Albert St/Clarendon St (city side only)

Once you find a park, walk to Wellington Parade Sth/Jolimont Terrace and continue down Flinders St to Federation Sq.

St Kilda Rd (Southbound lanes only North of Toorak Rd)

Once you find a park, walk along St Kilda Rd towards Federation Sq. Please allow at least 10-20 minutes walking time to get to the event site.

Paid Car Parks available:

  1. Arts Centre – access via South Bank Boulevard
  2. Federation Square Carpark – access via Russell St Extension.
  3. City Carparks

DO NOT PARK:

  • Around the Botanical Gardens
    St Kilda Rd – Northbound Lanes
  • MCG carparks are not open
  • Boathouse Drive

Bag drop will be available in the Event Village. Please do not leave valuables in your bag. Run Melbourne accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. Attach the tear-off strip on the bottom of your race bib to your bag.

Keep your race bib so that you can collect your bag post-event.

Please note, This year we’re cutting down on single-use plastics and will not be providing plastic bags to put belongings in at the Bag Drop Marquee. Please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

Information on start lines and your allocated Wave Start Zone will be made available closer to race day.

Please note: Wave Start Zones will be in place at the start line of each race to ensure a smooth start for all participants. Entrants are asked to assemble in the appropriate zone as indicated by the letter printed on their race bib

All distances have as strict course cut off time of 12pm. Cut off times are enforced to ensure the roads are re-opened in accordance with the event permits.

If you need to change your registration details (name, distance or postage) this will incur a $10 administration fee. If you need to update your details you can do so via Register Now. Please log in and click the cog wheel within your Run Melbourne registration, then click ‘My Registration’. On the next page, click ‘Edit’, update your details and then click ‘Save’.

If you wish to join a team, you can do so by emailing runmelbourne@solemotive.com – please include your name, the email address you entered with and team name you wish to join.

Yep – you can buy an iTab before or after the event by visiting this page: https://www.itab.us.com/product/run-melbourne/

Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee, however for safety and insurance reasons we do still require an entry form to be completed.

Please email runmelbourne@solemotive.com.

Run Melbourne uses ‘Register Now’ registrations, which offers a high level of protection and privacy for our entrants.

Please ensure you have checked your junk/spam folder for your confirmation email (e-ticket). If you can still not locate it, you can log in via Register Now and choose to resend your registration email.

If you register for the event before 11:59pm Sunday, 28 June 2020 your first name will be printed on your race bib.

We strongly discourage the use of headphones on the course. If you do choose to use headphones while running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.

No personal support riders or bike riders within the vicinity of runners are permitted on course. It is the responsibility of each athlete while running to ensure that no bikes are on the course near the runners. Any transgression will result in disqualification from the event.

The use of any type of drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is prohibited at the Event. Any person using a drone or UAV may be disqualified from the Event.

If you are running to lend a helping hand to someone who is unable to run without you, then please contact Sole Motive on (03) 9285 0600 or runmelbourne@solemotive.com.

All animals are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time.

Prams are permitted in all events – please start at the back of your wave for safety reasons.

All runners in the Half-Marathon, the 10k and 5k races will be timed. If you wish to receive a finishing time all Run Melbourne participants must wear their RACE BIB. Your Race Bib contains a disposable timing chip, if you don’t wear your bib, you won’t receive an official time.

Please wear your race bib on the front of your top and ensure it is visible.

Net time is the time the participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, and will be used to award aged category places. These times are for participant information only and are not used to determine place getters. Placegetters are determined by gun time – the first three male and females across the finish line.

Live results will be available online from www.runmelbourne.com.au.

Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results and have paid an additional $2 will receive their results SMS on the evening of the event, and finishers will receive a certificate via email.

  • Half Marathon – 16 years or older on Race Day.
  • 10km – All children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 5km – Children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.