Event Information - Sole Motive Events


Prepare to unplug from the city streets and release your ultimate road-less-travelled self while taking in next-level natural beauty. 




When do online registrations open & close?

Registrations opened on Monday 18 December 2017 and close on the following date: Thursday 12 April 2018 Midnight

I’m having trouble entering - what do I do?

Run the Rock 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

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, please email info@solemotive.com and request to have your confirmation email resent

What are my options if I’ve entered, and can no longer participate?

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. A credit note for another Sole Motive event, or
  2. You can downgrade your distance.

Withdraw from the event – receive a credit note:

We do offer a *credit note, or you can downgrade your distance or transfer your registration over to another participant – these offers all incur a $10 admin fee. Note: these offers are available until 5pm Friday April 6. After this point, credit notes will not be issued, but if you wish to change your distance or transfer your registration within the week of the event, you can still do by emailing info@solemotive.com

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.

Downgrade from your race:

Event downgrades can be made online up until 12th April. Please email Sole Motive info@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 compete?

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

How can I downgrade / upgrade my race?

Event upgrades and downgrades can be made online up until 12th April. After this date, any event changes must be made on the event evening.  Please email Sole Motive info@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600. Please note: Any changes to your registration (name, distance, postage) will incur a $10 administration fee.

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 info@solemotive.com

Are the courses Wheelchair /Pram friendly?

Unfortunately at Run the Rock due to the offroad nature of all distances it is not wheelchair friendly. All terrain prams may be used but please be aware of the uneven ground and narrow paths at times.

How to get there & parking


Allow 1 hour from Melbourne on the Calder Freeway. Stay on the freeway past both the Macedon and Woodend turn-offs. You will see a sign with a picture of Hanging Rock that indicates turn-off is 5km further on. You must take the ‘Woodend, Lancefield and Romsey’ turn-off from the Calder Freeway.



Jump on-board our 48-seater return bus from Richmond Railway Station to the Event Village at Hanging Rock, and let us take care of the rest. $30 per person. Limited spots available. Click here to secure your spot. 


6:15am – Depart Richmond Station

7:30am-7:45am – Arrive at Run the Rock

12:15-12:30pm – Depart Run the Rock

1:45-2:00pm Arrive Richmond Station


The car park will open from 7.00am. The only point of entry to Hanging Rock Race course is off

South Rock Road. Once you enter the Hanging Rock Reserve, please follow the directions from our marshals. Please allow enough time for parking.


For 2K 5K, 13.5K & 22K Half Marathon run:

Full road closure Straws Lane (from South Rock Rd to Colwells Rd)

Full road closure Colwells Road (from Coach Rd to to Millers Ln).


For 5K, 13.5K & 22K Half Marathon run (in addition to the above):

Full road closure South Rock Road (from Straws Ln to Colwells Rd)


For 13.5K & 22K run (in addition to the above):

Full road closure Potts Road (from Romsey Rd to Colwells Rd)

Full Road closure of Millers Lane (from Colwells Rd to Rochford Rd (Woodend-Lancefield Rd))

Half road closure (block and hold) Rochford Road (from Millers Ln to Bryces Ln – vehicles take it in turns to use Eastbound lane)

Full road closure Bryces Lane (from Rochford Rd to Colwells Rd)