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EVENT INFORMATION

Join Sole Motive at Federation Square in 2019 for Run Melbourne and celebrate all the city has to offer.


Run Melbourne – Sunday 28th July 2019


EVENT ENTRY FEES & PRICING



PRICING INFORMATION

*PreSale Entries End at 11:59pm Thursday, 6 December 2018

*Early Bird Entries End at 11:59pm Thursday, 11 April 2019

*Standard Entries End 11:59pm Thursday, 20 June 2019

*Last Minute/Online Entries End 11:59pm Thursday, 25 July 2019

*Optional race pack postage fee of $8.95, or free collection from the Sole Motive Store or from the event site on race weekend. *Half Marathon age = 16 and above. *No portion of the entry fee will be donated to charity. Entry fees are used to cover the cost of staging the event.


GENERAL RACE INFORMATION

For race specific information, please head to your relevant race page.



FAQs

GOT A QUESTION? READ THROUGH OUR FAQS BELOW, IF YOU CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU’RE AFTER BELOW YOU CAN GET IN CONTACT WITH US BY EMAILING US.


OPEN TO VIEW PRE EVENT TIMETABLE:

Please note: These dates and times are only valid for PRE event. The Run Melbourne Race Day event timetable will be released closer to event day.

PARTICIPANT INSTRUCTIONS

PARTICIPANT INSTRUCTION
Will be available to download closer to the event.

REGISTRATIONS

General Information

WHEN DO REGISTRATIONS CLOSE?

*PreSale Entries End at 11:59pm Thursday, 6 December 2018

*Early Bird Entries End at 11:59pm Thursday, 11 April 2019

*Standard Entries End 11:59pm Thursday, 20 June 2019

*Last Minute/Online Entries End 11:59pm Thursday, 25 July 2019

*Optional race pack postage fee of $8.95, or free collection from the Sole Motive Store or from the event site on race weekend. *Half Marathon age = 16 and above. *No portion of the entry fee will be donated to charity. Entry fees are used to cover the cost of staging the event.

 

CAN I REGISTER AT THE EVENT? 

You can register at the Friendship Dash Event Village located in Birrarung Marr on Saturday, 27 July from 8:00am4:00pm OR at the Run Melbourne finish line located at Birrarung Marr on Sunday, 28 July from 6:00am.

 

I’VE ALREADY REGISTERED BUT I WANT TO JOIN A TEAM:

If you wish to join a team, you can do so via the ‘My Events Portal’. Please log back into your registration and select to ‘Join a Team.’

 

I HAVE A TODDLER DO THEY HAVE TO PAY?

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

 

Having trouble with your registration?

IM HAVING TROUBLE ENTERING – WHAT DO I DO?

Run Melbourne uses ‘Realbuzz’ registrations, which offers a high level of protection and privacy for our entrants. However, there are now certain browsers and software versions that are unsupported by the Realbuzz registration system and may cause issues when attempting to register for all events. Please note the following to ensure that these issues do not occur when you are registering. Unsupported Internet Browsers include- ‘Internet Explorer 8’ and below.

Please note: Internet Explorer 9 will soon no longer be supported by our registration system.

Supported Internet Browsers include- ‘Mozilla Firefox’, ‘Google Chrome’, ‘Safari’ If you do not have any of the supported internet browsers, just click on the links below to download or type any respective browser name into Google and download one; each browser is fast to download and free.

Alternatively, any smart phone or tablet will have supported software. As a result, Run Melbourne can ensure that our users have a hassle-free experience when registering for events.

Click here to download Mozilla Firefox

Click here to download Google Chrome

Click here to download Safari

If you are still experiencing problems entering, please contact us directly on (03) 9285 0600.

I ACCIDENTALLY ENTERED THE WRONG DETAILS ON MY REGISTRATION – HOW DO I FIX THIS?

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 email address you can do so via the “Members Hub”. Please log back into your registration, select your event and click “View Details”.    

I HAVE LOST OR NEVER RECEIVED MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL, CAN I HAVE IT RESENT?

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 into your members hub via the link below https://app.realbuzzregistrations.com/hub/

I can no longer participate. What are my options?

I CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE – WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

You don’t have to notify Sole Motive, the organiser 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:

Withdraw from the event – receive a credit note: Withdrawals for a credit note can be made until 5:00pm, Friday 28 June 2019.  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;

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.

Downgrade from your race:  Event downgrades can be made online up until Thursday, 25th July 2019. Please email Sole Motive runmelbourne@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600. 

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.

HOW DO I UPGRADE MY RACE?

Event upgrades can be made by contacting Sole Motive runmelbourne@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600. Please note: Any changes to your registration (name, distance, postage) will incur a $10 administration fee.

CAN MY FRIEND TAKE MY ENTRY IF I CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE?

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

RACE PACKS

Race Pack Collection - I registered BEFORE 11:59pm Sunday, 16 June 2019

If you registered BEFORE 11:59pm Sunday, 16 June 2019:

Your Race Pack will be available for collection from the Sole Motive Store (170 Queen Street, Melbourne) from 9:30am Friday, 5 July 2019 until 2:00pm Friday, 26 July.

To view the Sole Motive Store opening hours click here.

 

WHERE CAN I COLLECT MY RACE PACK ON RACE WEEKEND?

If you can’t pick up your Race Pack from the Sole Motive Store you can collect it on race weekend at:
Friendship Dash Event Village located in Birrarung Marr on Saturday, 27 July from 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Race Pack Collection - I registered AFTER 11:59pm Sunday, 16 June 2019

If you registered AFTER 11:59pm Sunday, 16 June 2019:

You will receive an email from us to confirm when your race pack is available for collection.

 

WHERE CAN I COLLECT MY RACE PACK ON RACE WEEKEND?

If you are not eligible to collect Race Pack from the Sole Motive Store you can collect it on race weekend at:
Friendship Dash Event Village located in Birrarung Marr on Saturday, 27 July from 8:00am – 4:00pm

RACE PACK POSTAGE

POSTAGE:

Postage is available if you register for the event before 11:59 pm Sunday 14 July 2019.

Postage commences Tuesday, 11 June 2019.

*Please note postage incurs a $8.95 fee.

NAMES ON BIBS

If you register for the event before 11:59pm Sunday, 14 July 2019 you first name will be printed on your race bib.

 

 

TRANSPORT

We strongly recommend catching public transport to and from the event. Runner’s World 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.

HOW TO GET THERE

TRAIN –

Catch train services to Flinders Street Station. Take the St Kilda Rd exit from the station and walk to Federation Square. Be aware that the start time of the Runner’s World Half Marathon may be before your earliest train service.

 

TRAM –

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

 

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.

 

BIKE PARKING –

Is available at Federation Square alongside Flinders St, tucked in between the convenience store and ACMI at the bottom of the stairs on the synthetic grass.

Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION – 

The Road Closure information below will be updated frequently to ensure that the most up to date and relevant information is provided.

Please note: Times are approximate and subject to change.

Click to view the Run Melbourne Road Closure Map.

 

CAR PARKING DO'S & DON'TS

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.

Car Parks available: Please note costs apply.

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

BAG DROP INFORMATION

Is available at Federation Square (opposite the Main Stage). 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

START LINE & WAVES

Please click your distance below for more information on start lines and your allocated Wave Start Zone.

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.

Runners World Half Marathon

Please note, that all the information below relates to Runner’s World Half Marathon participants:

 

START LINE LOCATION: Flinders St.

 

RACE START TIME: 7:00AM. We recommend you arrive at the event at least one hour before your race start time.

 

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIME: 6:45AM for all waves.

 

PREDICTED FINISH TIMES PER WAVE ALLOCATION:

  • WAVE A – Under 1 hour, 45 mins
  • WAVE B – 1 hour, 46mins – 1 hour, 55 mins
  • WAVE C – 1 hour, 56 mins – 2 hours, 10 mins
  • WAVE D – 2 hours, 10 mins +

 

If you wish to run with friends or family who are starting in a different Wave Start Zone,  you may start in a slower zone than that printed on your race number (e.g. someone with a B Zone label may start in B, C, or D) but not in a faster one (e.g. A).

Bulk Nutrients 10K

Please note, that all the information below relates to the Bulk Nutrients 10K participants:

 

START LINE LOCATION: St Kilda Rd.

 

RACE START TIME: 9:15AM. We recommend you arrive at the event at least one hour before your race start time.

 

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIMES:

  • 8:45AM for Wave A, B and Champion Charity runners
  • 9:00AM for Wave C and D runners

PREDICTED FINISH TIMES PER WAVE ALLOCATION:

  • WAVE A – Under 55mins
  • WAVE B – 56mins – 1 hour
  • WAVE C – 1 hour, 1 min – 1 hour, 10 mins
  • WAVE D – 1 hour, 10 mins +

 

If you wish to run with friends or family who are starting in a different Wave Start Zone,  you may start in a slower zone than that printed on your race number (e.g. someone with a B Zone label may start in B, C, or D) but not in a faster one (e.g. A).

 

5K

Please note, that all the information below relates to the 5K participants:

 

START LINE LOCATION: St Kilda Rd.

 

RACE START TIME: 10:30AM. We recommend you arrive at the event at least one hour before your race start time.

 

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIMES:

  • 10:00AM for Wave A, B and Champion Charity runners
  • 10:15AM for Wave C and D runners

PREDICTED FINISH TIMES PER WAVE ALLOCATION:

  • WAVE A – Under 32mins
  • WAVE B – 33mins – 40mins
  • WAVE C – 41mins – 50mins
  • WAVE D – 51mins +

 

If you wish to run with friends or family who are starting in a different Wave Start Zone,  you may start in a slower zone than that printed on your race number (e.g. someone with a B Zone label may start in B, C, or D) but not in a faster one (e.g. A).

 

COURSE

TOILET, DRINK & FIRST-AID LOCATIONS

TOILET / DRINK & FIRST-AID LOCATIONS:

You will be able to find toilets in the following locations pre-event:

 

On Route to Event Village:

  • Birrarung Marr, Artplay Silver Bullet
  • Birrarung Marr, Speakers Corner (Batman Ave)
  • Queen Victoria Gardens, Linlithgow Ave Silver Bullet
  • Alexandra Gardens Skatepark

 

Inside the Event Village:

  • Federation Square – Public Toilets open from 6:00am
  • Federation Square – River Terrace

 

Half Marathon Start line:

  • Flinders St station Concourse

 

5K & 10K Start line:

  • Corner of Linlithgow and Birdwood Ave

 

On Course Toilet Locations:

Download the Overview Course Map PDF here to view toilet and drink station locations on the course.

 

FIRST AID & WATER STATIONS LOCATIONS

You can also view the locations of first-aid and water stations on the Overview Course Map PDF.

Download the Overview Course Map PDF.

 

DO'S AND DON'TS

CAN I RUN WITH HEADPHONES?

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

 

CAN I HAVE A SUPPORTER RIDE A BIKE NEXT TO ME?

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.

 

CAN I FLY A PERSONAL DRONE ON COURSE? 

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.

 

WHAT ARE THE COURSE CUT-OFF TIMES?

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.

 

CAN I RUN AS A SUPPORT PERSON FOR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE?

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

 

CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?

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

If you’d like to run with your dog you can do so on Saturday, 27 July at the Run Melbourne Friendship Dash.

 

CAN I RUN WITH A PRAM?

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

TIMING & RESULTS

TIMING & RESULTS INFORMATION

HOW WILL I BE TIMED ON DAY?

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.

 

WHAT IS NET TIME?

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.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND MY RESULTS?

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