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EVENT FAQs

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

Race 1 – 5:00pm, 29 January
Race 2 – 5:00pm, 12 February
Race 3 – 5:00pm, 26 February

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 13. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other Sole Motive owned events* (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm Friday, one week prior to the event date.

*With the exception of Run Melbourne credit notes (minus $20 for admin fees) will only be issued if requested no later than 1 month prior to the event date.

2 – Downgrade from your race: event downgrades can be made online up until:

Race 1 – 22 January 2020
Race 2 – 5 February 2020
Race 3 – 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.

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

You don’t have to notify the organisers if you are unable to run for any reason. Under no circumstances may you transfer or give your race bib or timing tag to another person to use.

​You will need to pick-up another Race Pack at the Event Village from 5:30pm from the Entries Marquee.

All participants must wear a race number. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event. Please note replacement race numbers for lost race numbers or incorrect addresses will incur a $10 admin fee.

Yes, on day entries are available from 5:30pm on event day from the Entries Marquee in the Event Village.

Race 1, Wednesday 5 February – The Zoo: Brens Oval
Race 2 Wednesday 19 February – Princes Park: Ikon Park Stadium
Race 3 Wednesday 3 March – The Tan: Tom’s Block

All-terrain prams are permitted however entrants are asked to start at the back of the group.

The event will generally go ahead rain or shine. In case of extreme weather, we will decide if it is safe for the event to continue.

Please note: If the event is cancelled, entries are non-refundable.

The course is measured using a GPS watch.

We will be using the ‘Race Result’ software and hardware timing system to time all runners. Your timing device is located on the back of your bib and does not need to be returned after your race.

Net time is the time a participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, however place getters are awarded on gun time, so the first person across the finish line wins.

Live results will be available online.

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.

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.

Your credit card transaction will be displayed as ‘Sole Motive’.

Yes. Please notify Sole Motive via email info@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600.

For safety reasons, animals are not permitted on the course. Note: Guide dogs are allowed.

For safety reasons, bikes and rollerblades are not permitted on the course.

There will be a first aid station located at the finish line in the Event Village. There will also be a roving First Aid team out on the course. Please refer to the course map.

Placegetters will be awarded on gun time, which is the time the gun goes off until the finish i.e. the first participant across the finish line wins. If there are multiple wave starts, it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves in the first wave should they believe they have a chance of placing in the top ten.

If you believe you will be in the top 10 male/ top 10 female in each race category, please ensure you are close to the start line as the top three places awarded on race day are based on gun time. The decision of the Race Director is final.

EVENT FAQs

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

Race 1 – 5:00pm, 29 January
Race 2 – 5:00pm, 12 February
Race 3 – 5:00pm, 26 February

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 13. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other Sole Motive owned events* (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm Friday, one week prior to the event date.

*With the exception of Run Melbourne credit notes (minus $20 for admin fees) will only be issued if requested no later than 1 month prior to the event date.

2 – Downgrade from your race: event downgrades can be made online up until:

Race 1 – 22 January 2020
Race 2 – 5 February 2020
Race 3 – 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.

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

You don’t have to notify the organisers if you are unable to run for any reason. Under no circumstances may you transfer or give your race bib or timing tag to another person to use.

​You will need to pick-up another Race Pack at the Event Village from 5:30pm from the Entries Marquee.

All participants must wear a race number. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event. Please note replacement race numbers for lost race numbers or incorrect addresses will incur a $10 admin fee.

Yes, on day entries are available from 5:30pm on event day from the Entries Marquee in the Event Village.

Race 1, Wednesday 5 February – The Zoo: Brens Oval
Race 2 Wednesday 19 February – Princes Park: Ikon Park Stadium
Race 3 Wednesday 3 March – The Tan: Tom’s Block

All-terrain prams are permitted however entrants are asked to start at the back of the group.

The event will generally go ahead rain or shine. In case of extreme weather, we will decide if it is safe for the event to continue.

Please note: If the event is cancelled, entries are non-refundable.

The course is measured using a GPS watch.

We will be using the ‘Race Result’ software and hardware timing system to time all runners. Your timing device is located on the back of your bib and does not need to be returned after your race.

Net time is the time a participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, however place getters are awarded on gun time, so the first person across the finish line wins.

Live results will be available online.

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.

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.

Your credit card transaction will be displayed as ‘Sole Motive’.

Yes. Please notify Sole Motive via email info@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600.

For safety reasons, animals are not permitted on the course. Note: Guide dogs are allowed.

For safety reasons, bikes and rollerblades are not permitted on the course.

There will be a first aid station located at the finish line in the Event Village. There will also be a roving First Aid team out on the course. Please refer to the course map.

Placegetters will be awarded on gun time, which is the time the gun goes off until the finish i.e. the first participant across the finish line wins. If there are multiple wave starts, it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves in the first wave should they believe they have a chance of placing in the top ten.

If you believe you will be in the top 10 male/ top 10 female in each race category, please ensure you are close to the start line as the top three places awarded on race day are based on gun time. The decision of the Race Director is final.