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Download your Race 2 (Princes Park) Participant Instructions for important race day information.
5 February 2020 Melbourne Zoo from 4:00pm

5 Feb 2020 

Melbourne Zoo

from 4:00pm

PRICING

Online Entries End 4 February

4.8K or 8K

4.8K/8K Early Bird (ADULT)

$50

Register before 15 December

4.8K/8K Standard (ADULT)

$55

Register before 23 January

4.8K/8K Last Minute (Adult)

$60

Register before 5 February

4.8K/8K Early Bird (U18)

$35

Register before 15 December

4.8K/8K Standard (U18)

$40

Register before 23 January

4.8K/8K Last Minute (U18)

$45

Register before 5 February

PRICING

Online Entries End 4 February

4.8K or 8K

4.8K/8K
Last Minute (Adult)

$60

Register before 5 February

4.8K/8K
Last Minute (U18)

$45

Register before 5 February

WHAT's on

Embrace the summer vibes and chill to the live music in our Event Village post race. Feeling a bit extra? Reserve a table for you and 2-7 friends to receive one beer or cider per person, served ice cold.

4:00PM

On day entries and bag drop opens.

6:35PM

4.8K warm up.

6:50PM

4.8K run starts.

7:15Pm

8K warm up.

7:30PM

8K run starts.

7:25 & 8:20pm

Live music.

4:00PM

On day entries and bag drop opens.

6:35PM

4.8K warm up.

6:50PM

4.8K run starts.

7:15Pm

8K warm up.

7:30PM

8K run starts.

7:25 & 8:20pm

Live music.

7:30 & 8:10PM

Open air yoga.

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 from Sole Motive Store.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack from the Event Village on race day.
3:00pm, 23 January 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Rack Pack Postage starts
12:00pm, 29 January 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Race Pack Collection from Sole Motive Store Starts.
7:00pm, 04 February 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Race Pack 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, 04 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.

 4:00pmRegistration / Race Pack / Merchandise 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

WHAT's on

Embrace the summer vibes and chill to the live music in our Event Village post race. Feeling a bit extra? Reserve a table for you and 2-7 friends to receive one beer or cider per person, served ice cold.

4:00pM

On day entries open.

6:35PM

4.8K warm up.

6:50PM

4.8K run starts.

7:15Pm

8K warm-up.

7:30PM

8K run starts.

7:25 & 8:20PM

Live music.

5:30pM

On day entries open.

6:35PM

4.8K warm up.

6:50PM

4.8K run starts.

7:15Pm

8K warm-up.

7:30PM

8K run starts.

7:25 & 8:20PM

Live music.

7:30 & 8:10PM

Open air yoga.

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 from Sole Motive Store.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack from the Event Village on race day.
3:00pm, 23 January 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Rack Pack Postage starts
12:00pm, 29 January 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Race Pack Collection from Sole Motive Store Starts.
7:00pm, 04 February 2020Race 1 (The Zoo) & 3-Race Series
Race Pack 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, 04 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.

 4:00pmRegistration / Race Pack / Merchandise 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

tHE cOURSE

how to get there

Tap or click below for more information.

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

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

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

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

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.

There are no road closures for this event.

FAQS​

Download Race 1 (The Zoo) Participant Instructions.

Download Race 2 (Princes Park) Participant Instructions.

Race 3 Participant Instructions will be available closer to the event date.

Race 1 – The Zoo

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 4 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.

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

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.

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.

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 Wednesday, 29 January 2020 until 7:00pm Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

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 4:00pm 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

FAQS​

Download Race 1 (The Zoo) Participant Instructions.

Download Race 2 (Princes Park) Participant Instructions.

Race 2 & 3 Participant Instructions will be available closer to the event date.

Race 1 – The Zoo

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 4 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.

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

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.

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.

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 Wednesday, 29 January 2020 until 7:00pm Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

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 4:00pm 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

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