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05/02, 19/02, 04/03 The Zoo, Princes Park, The Tan from 5:30pm
05/02, 19/02, 04/03

The Zoo, Princes Park, The Tan 

from 5:30pm

3 race series

Can you feel the heat? Get ready to sweat it out across all three races at this year’s Sunset Series.
Keep your summer fitness on track and commit to completing all 3 runs in 6 weeks and track your progress as you go.

3-Race Series participants will receive the following (valued at $210):

ENTRY TO ALL
3 RACES

save 20% on entry fees

Official brooks event singlet*

$25 brooks shoe voucher

*Limited stock available (first 1,500 participants). Sizes available on a first come first served basis.

Running challenge

Whether you’re new to running, keen to learn proper technique, want to keep your summer fitness on track.. or just want a bit of a challenge, our 8-12 week training program is designed to help you reach your running goals.

3-Race Series participants are invited to join our 8 week (starts 6 Jan 2020) or 12 week (starts 9 Dec 2019) Running Challenge. Register your interest when you sign up for the series and get ready to supercharge your fitness!

More details to come.
 Information will be sent to series participants in coming weeks.

Sign up for the 3-Race Series + save 20%

Receive an official Brooks event singlet

Learn proper running technique

Receive our 8 or 12 week  training program

Attend exclusive running workshops

Join our weekly run club

Be part of a supportive community

Receive 2 issues of Runners World magazine

Receive a $25 Sole Motive voucher

Weekly prizes and competitions

PRICING

Early Bird Pricing Ends 15 December

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3 race Early Bird (ADULT)

$112

Register before 15 December

3 race Standard (ADULT)

$124

Register before 23 January

3 race Last Minute (Adult)

$136

Register before 5 February

3 race Early Bird (U18)

$76

Register before 15 December

3 race Standard (U18)

$88

Register before 23 January

3 race Last Minute (U18)

$100

Register before 5 February

PRICING

Early Bird Pricing Ends 15 December

days
:
hours
:
mins
:
secs
3 race Early Bird (ADULT)

$112

Register before 15 December

3 race Early Bird (U18)

$76

Register before 15 December

3 race
Standard (ADULT)

$124

Register before 23 January

3 race
Standard
(U18)

$88

Register before 23 January

3 race
Last Minute (Adult)

$136

Register before 5 February

3 race
Last Minute (U18)

$100

Register before 5 February

what to expect

The usual

  • Pre-race warm up
  • Electronic timing & results
  • On-course support from volunteers
  • K markers & drinks stations

summer VIBES

  • Food trucks and bar
  • Live tunes
  • Fun photo wall
  • Open-air yoga

NEW: 8-12 Week CHALLENGE

  • Learn to run
  • Weekly training club
  • Race series results tracking
  • + more

Timeline

11:59pm, 15 December 2019All races and series
Early Bird Pricing Ends 
11:59pm, 12 January 20203-Race Series
Name on Bibs Cut Off
Please note, individual race entrants do not have the option for a personalised race bib.
11:59pm, 20 January 2020All races and series
Postage Cut Off for Race Packs.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack from the Event Village.
11:59pm, 23 January 2020All races and series
Standard Pricing Ends
7:00pm, 23 January 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Cut Off for Option to Collect Race Pack/Merchandise from Sole Motive Store.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack from the Event Village on race day.
12:00pm, 24 January 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Race Pack/Merchandise Collection from Sole Motive Store Starts.
Collection will NOT be available on Monday 27 January due to the public holiday.
3:00pm, 23 January 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Rack Pack Postage starts
7:00pm, 04 February 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Race Pack/Merchandise Collection From Sole Motive Store Ends.
Anyone who qualifies to collect their pack from the store but hasn’t, will have to collect it from the Event Village on race day.
11:59pm, 05 February 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Last Minute/Online Entries Close.
After this date/time registrations will be taken from the Event Village.
3:00pm, 06 February 2020Race 2 (Princes Park)
Race Pack Postage starts
11:59pm, 18 February 2020Race 2 (Princes Park)
Last Minute/Online Entries Close.
After this date/time registrations will be taken from the Event Village.
5:30pm, 19 February 2020Race 2 (Princes Park) 
Race Pack/Merchandise Collection from the Event Village
3:00pm, 20 February 2020Race 3 (The Tan)
Race Pack Postage starts
11:59pm, 3 March 2020Race 3 (The Tan)
Last Minute/Online Entries Close.
After this date/time registrations will be taken from the Event Village.
5:30pm, 4 March 2020Race 3 (The Tan)
Race Pack/Merchandise Collection from the Event Village

 5:30pmRegistration / Race Pack Collection Opens
6:35pm4.8K warm-up
6:50pm4.8K starts
7:15pm8K warm-up
7:20pm4.8K presentations
7:25pmLive music set #1
7:30pm8K starts
8:15pm8K presentations
8:20pmLive music set #2
 5:30pmRegistration / Race Pack Collection Opens
6:35pm4K warm-up
6:50pm4K starts (1 lap)
7:00pm8K warm-up
7:15pm8K starts (2 laps)
7:20pm4K presentations
7:25pmLive music set #1
8:05pm8K presentations
8:20pmLive music set #2
 5:30pmRegistration / Race Pack Collection Opens
6:35pm4K warm-up
6:50pm4K starts (1 lap)
7:00pm8K warm-up
7:15pm8K starts (2 laps)
7:20pm4K presentations
7:25pmLive music set #1
8:05pm8K presentations
8:20pmLive music set #2

cOURSE MAPS

FAQs

The first 1,500 3-Race Series participants will receive a FREE Sunset Series Brooks singlet.

Sizes are available on a first come first served basis. Singlets can be collected from:

  • The Sole Motive Store (170 Queen St, Melbourne) from 12:00pm Friday, 24 January 2020 until 7:00pm Tuesday, 4 February 2020.
  • Race 1 – The Zoo, 5 February 2020: Entries Marquee at Brens Oval from 5:30pm.

Participant Instructions will be available to download closer to the event date.

Race 1 – The Zoo

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 22 January 2020.

Race 2 – Princes Park

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

Race 3 – The Tan

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 19 February 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.

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

The Zoo

  • 4.8K Start Time: 6:50pm
  • 8K Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 4.8K/8K Start Line: Next to the entrance to the Zoo
  • 4.8K/8K Finish: Brens Oval, Elliott Avenue, Parkville

Princes Park

  • 4K Start Time: 6:50pm
  • 8K Start Time: 7:15pm
  • 4.8K/8K Start Line: Near Bowen / Pigdon Street intersection
  • 4.8K/8K Finish: Next to Ikon Park Stadium

The Tan

  • 4K Start Time: 6:50pm
  • 8K Start Time: 7:15pm
  • 4K/8K Start Line: Linlithgow Avenue (near the King George V monument / opposite Tom’s Block)
  • 4K/8K Finish: Tom’s Block

Please note, some information below may only apply to 3-Race Series participants.

Participants who register for the 3-Race Series before 11:59pm Sunday, 12 January 2020 will have a personalised race bib. Individual race entrants do not have the option for a personalised race bib.

3-Race Series participants are required to keep their race bib for the entirety of the races.

If a participant loses/damages their race bib they may obtain another one for a $10 admin fee.

Postage

Participants who register before 11:59pm Monday, 20 January 2020 have the option to select postage.

3-Race Series participants should select the “Race 1 and Series Race Pack Postage” postage option. Series Participants will be sent 1 race bib for the entire series and are required to keep their race bib for the entirety of the races.

  1. Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series – Race Pack postage commences Thursday, 23 January 2020.
  2. Race 2 (Princes Park) – Race Pack postage commences Thursday, 6 February 2020.
  3. Race 3 (The Tan) – Race Pack postage commences Thursday, 20 February 2020.

Sole Motive Store Collection – Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series ONLY

Participants who register BEFORE 11:59pm Thursday, 23 January 2020 have the option to collect their race bib from the Sole Motive Store (170 Queen St, Melbourne) from 12:00pm Friday, 24 January 2020 until 7:00pm Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

*Collection will NOT be available on Monday, 27 January 2020 due to the public holiday.*

Event Village, On Day Collection – Race 1 & 3-Race Series

If you cannot collect your Race Pack at the above dates/time or have registered AFTER 11:59pm Thursday, 23 January 2020 you can collect your Race Pack from the Race Pack Collection marquee at the Event Village from 5:30pm on the day of the event.

  • Race 1 – The Zoo, 5 February 2020: Brens Oval

Event Village, On Day Collection – Race 2 (Princes Park), Race 3 (The Tan)

Race Pack collection is available only on the day of the event from the Race Pack Collection marquee at the Event Village from 5:30pm.

  • Race 2 – Princes Park, 19 February 2020: Ikon Park Stadium
  • Race 3 – The Tan, 4 March 2020: Tom’s Block

Parking is available at the Melbourne Zoo carpark off Elliot 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 Elliot Avenue. The Event Village is a short 5 minute walk from here and parking is free.

By Tram

Tram 58 “West Coburg to Toorak” from runs from William Street to the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo. 

By Train

Trains run from the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.

By Bus

Bus route 505 Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside the Melbourne Zoo. 

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

There is limited on street car parking around Princes Park.

Free 2hour and meter parking is surrounding areas, please check street signage.

Please adhere to parking restrictions and be aware of peak hour traffic congestion. Be sure to leave enough time to park your car and walk to the Event Village.

Public Transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from the event. Trains and busses operate frequently, dropping you right at the door. The Event Village is North of Ikon Park Stadium.

By Tram
No. 19 Tram (City-North Coburg) runs from the city to Royal Parade Walker St / Stop 16, then 3 minutes walk to the Event Village.

By Train
Take the Upfield Line to Royal Park Station, then 13 minutes walk to the Event Village.

By Bus
Route 123 bus to Walker St / Stop 16, then 3 minutes walk to the Event Village.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

Limited parking is available along St. Kilda Road, Linlithgow Avenue and on Boathouse Drive. Please allow at least 30 mins for parking, and adhere to parking restrictions.

Trams run from Flinders Street Station, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 down St Kilda Road, past the Arts Centre to Grant Street.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

Linlithgow Ave will be closed from 6am-10pm between Anzac Ave and Alexandra Ave. Government House Drive will be closed from 5pm-9pm between the roundabout and the gate of Government House.

Clothing storage is available in the Event Village for each race (see below). Look for the ‘Bag Drop’ marquee.

  • Race 1 – The Zoo: Brens Oval
  • Race 2 – Princes Park: Ikon Park Stadium
  • Race 3 – The Tan: Tom’s Block

Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

We no longer offer single-use plastic bags at the bag drop, so please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

FAQs

The first 1,500 3-Race Series participants will receive a FREE Sunset Series Brooks singlet. 

Sizes are available on a first come first served basis. Singlets can be collected from:

  • The Sole Motive Store (170 Queen St, Melbourne) from 12:00pm Friday, 24 January 2020 until 7:00pm Tuesday, 4 February 2020.
  • Race 1 – The Zoo, 5 February 2020: Entries Marquee at Brens Oval from 5:30pm.

Participant Instructions will be available to download closer to the event date.

Race 1 – The Zoo

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 22 January 2020.

Race 2 – Princes Park

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

Race 3 – The Tan

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 19 February 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.

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

The Zoo

  • 4.8K Start Time: 6:50pm
  • 8K Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 4.8K/8K Start Line: Next to the entrance to the Zoo
  • 4.8K/8K Finish: Brens Oval, Elliott Avenue, Parkville

Princes Park

  • 4K Start Time: 6:50pm
  • 8K Start Time: 7:15pm
  • 4.8K/8K Start Line: Near Bowen / Pigdon Street intersection
  • 4.8K/8K Finish: Next to Ikon Park Stadium

The Tan

  • 4K Start Time: 6:50pm
  • 8K Start Time: 7:15pm
  • 4K/8K Start Line: Linlithgow Avenue (near the King George V monument / opposite Tom’s Block)
  • 4K/8K Finish: Tom’s Block

Please note, some information below may only apply to 3-Race Series participants.

Participants who register for the 3-Race Series before 11:59pm Sunday, 12 January 2020 will have a personalised race bib. Individual race entrants do not have the option for a personalised race bib.

3-Race Series participants are required to keep their race bib for the entirety of the races.

If a participant loses/damages their race bib they may obtain another one for a $10 admin fee.

Postage

Participants who register before 11:59pm Monday, 20 January 2020 have the option to select postage.

  1. Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series – Race Pack postage commences Thursday, 23 January 2020.
  2. Race 2 (Princes Park) – Race Pack postage commences Thursday, 6 February 2020.
  3. Race 3 (The Tan) – Race Pack postage commences Thursday, 20 February 2020.

Sole Motive Store Collection – Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series ONLY

Participants who register BEFORE 11:59pm Thursday, 23 January 2020 have the option to collect their race bib from the Sole Motive Store (170 Queen St, Melbourne) from 12:00pm Friday, 24 January 2020 until 7:00pm Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

*Collection will NOT be available on Monday, 27 January 2020 due to the public holiday.*

Event Village, On Day Collection – Race 1 & 3-Race Series

If you cannot collect your Race Pack at the above dates/time or have registered AFTER 11:59pm Thursday, 23 January 2020 you can collect your Race Pack from the Race Pack Collection marquee at the Event Village from 5:30pm on the day of the event.

  • Race 1 – The Zoo, 5 February 2020: Brens Oval

Event Village, On Day Collection – Race 2 (Princes Park), Race 3 (The Tan)

Race Pack collection is available only on the day of the event from the Race Pack Collection marquee at the Event Village from 5:30pm.

  • Race 2 – Princes Park, 19 February 2020: Ikon Park Stadium
  • Race 3 – The Tan, 4 March 2020: Tom’s Block

Parking is available at the Melbourne Zoo carpark off Elliot 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 Elliot Avenue. The Event Village is a short 5 minute walk from here and parking is free.

By Tram

Tram 58 “West Coburg to Toorak” from runs from William Street to the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo. 

By Train

Trains run from the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.

By Bus

Bus route 505 Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside the Melbourne Zoo. 

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

There is limited on street car parking around Princes Park.

Free 2hour and meter parking is surrounding areas, please check street signage.

Please adhere to parking restrictions and be aware of peak hour traffic congestion. Be sure to leave enough time to park your car and walk to the Event Village.

Public Transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from the event. Trains and busses operate frequently, dropping you right at the door. The Event Village is North of Ikon Park Stadium.

By Tram
No. 19 Tram (City-North Coburg) runs from the city to Royal Parade Walker St / Stop 16, then 3 minutes walk to the Event Village.

By Train
Take the Upfield Line to Royal Park Station, then 13 minutes walk to the Event Village.

By Bus
Route 123 bus to Walker St / Stop 16, then 3 minutes walk to the Event Village.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

Limited parking is available along St. Kilda Road, Linlithgow Avenue and on Boathouse Drive. Please allow at least 30 mins for parking, and adhere to parking restrictions.

Trams run from Flinders Street Station, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 down St Kilda Road, past the Arts Centre to Grant Street.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information.

Linlithgow Ave will be closed from 6am-10pm between Anzac Ave and Alexandra Ave. Government House Drive will be closed from 5pm-9pm between the roundabout and the gate of Government House.

Clothing storage is available in the Event Village for each race (see below). Look for the ‘Bag Drop’ marquee.

  • Race 1 – The Zoo: Brens Oval
  • Race 2 – Princes Park: Ikon Park Stadium
  • Race 3 – The Tan: Tom’s Block

Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

We no longer offer single-use plastic bags at the bag drop, so please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

SUNSET SERIES Partners