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LAST UPDATED: 9 October 2020

Given the timeline of Victoria’s reopening roadmap and current Government and Health Department guidelines in Metropolitan Melbourne, including the 5 person cap on the number of people permitted to gather outdoors and the 5km travel restrictions, we are unable to proceed with Run Melbourne in November as planned.

The event will be postponed to 25 July 2021. Your existing entry will be automatically transferred to the new date.

We are truly disappointed that we can’t run Melbourne with you in 2020.

But, our plan is to make Run Melbourne 2021 bigger and better than ever. We will continue to forge ahead and do what we love in order to put on events that empower you to lace up, go beyond and come together.

As a family-run business, your continued support, patience and understanding mean a lot to us.

If you have any further questions, please contact runmelbourne@solemotive.com.

Stay safe and keep running.

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.

If the new date is not suitable, you can choose to receive a credit note or transfer your entry into someone else’s name until 30 October 2020 with no admin costs. After this date, the usual $10 admin fee will apply. Credit notes are valid for 12 months. Please email runmelbourne@solemotive.com.

No, there will be no virtual event in place of the November date. If you’d like to put your training to the test, we have a virtual event planned for The Canberra Times Marathon Festival between 7-15 November 2020 with distances of 50km, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5.4km and 2km – click here for more information.