Melbourne Marathon Festival 2019

Start your Sunday with a sneaky run — finishing with a victory lap inside the MCG.
Bodil Droga
Published on June 11, 2019

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The Melbourne Marathon Festival started back in the 70s and is a favoured annual running event for many Melburnians. This adrenaline-filled event is open for both experienced runners that are hoping to set a new PB on the fast and flat course and those less-experienced or first-timers, too. The shortest event is a three-kilometre walk, with five- and ten-kilometre courses available, too. And then, there are the half marathon and the full slog — all 42 kilometres of it.  

The track spans the Melbourne CBD and gives runners an opportunity to experience the city's famous landmarks in a different context — from the St Kilda beach foreshore to Flinders Street to Albert Park Lake. All races start at Birrarung Marr and end with a victory lap inside the MCG, so you can finish with the roar of the crowd. 

Take part on your own, as a team or with colleagues, and help raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre or a charity of your choice.

Melbourne Marathon Festival will take place on Sunday, October 13. Early bird entries close on July 2. Register now to save and secure your personalised bib and have your race pack delivered straight to your door. To register, visit the website

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