Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions in regards to the event info, pricing or fundraising. We have also listed the most frequently asked questions below.




6:00 am

Registrations open


7:00 am

Half Marathon starts, Flinders St


7:20 am

Half Marathon start line closes (no runners will be allowed on course after this time)


9:15 am

10K starts, St Kilda Rd


10:00 am

10K start line closes (no runners will be allowed on course after this time


10:30 am

5K starts, St Kilda Rd


11:10 am

5K start line closes (no runners will be allowed on course after this time)


Frequently Asked Questions


Minimum age for events

*Half Marathon age = 16 and above.

Names on bibs

If you register for the event before 11:59pm Sunday, 14 July 2021 you first name will be printed on your race bib.

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 runmelbourne@solemotive.com.

When do registrations close?

Early Bird Entries End at 11:59pm Thursday, 27 May 2021
Standard Entries End 11:59pm Thursday, 24 June 2021 

*Last Minute/Online Entries End 11:59pm Friday, 23 July 2021 

*No portion of the entry fee will be donated to charity. Entry fees are used to cover the cost of staging the event. 

I’m having trouble entering – what do I do?
I can no longer participate – what happens now?

You don’t have to notify Sole Motive (the organiser) 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: Withdrawals receive a credit note if they are made before 5:00pm, Friday 25 June 2021.  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 #15. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other SM owned events (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm, one month prior to the event. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes will not be issued when downgrading distances. Credit notes will be valid for SM owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing.

  1. Downgrade from your race:  Event downgrades can be made online up until Thursday, 22th July 2021. Use this link

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.

I’ve already registered but I want to join a team

If you wish to join a team, you can do through your registration link.

I accidentally entered the wrong details on my registration – how do I fix this?
  • If you need to update your details you can do so via Register Now.

  • Please log in and click the cogwheel within your Run Melbourne registration, then click ‘My Registration’. On the next page, click ‘Edit’, update your details and then click ‘Save’.

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, you can log via Register Now and choose to resend your registration email.

Can my friend take my entry if I can no longer participate?

There is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name. Please email Please email runmelbourne@solemotive.com.

Can I register at the event?

You can register on race weekend from Friday, 23 July through to Saturday, 25 July. More details to come.

Race Packs


*Optional race pack postage fee of $8.95, or free collection from the Sole Motive Store or from the event site on race weekend.

How do I upgrade my race?

Event upgrades can be made online up until Thursday, 22 July 2021. Use this link

Where can I collect my Race Pack on Race Weekend?

If you can’t pick up your Race Pack from the Sole Motive Store you can collect it on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th of July. More details to come

Race pack collection - I registered before 11:59pm Sunday, 16 June 2021

If you registered BEFORE 11:59pm Sunday, 16 June 2021:

Your Race Pack will be available for collection from the Sole Motive Store (170 Queen Street, Melbourne) from 12 Midday Monday, 12 July 2021 until 6:00pm Thursday, 22 July.

View the Sole Motive Store opening hours click here.


Run Melbourne 2020 Entrants

I entered Run Melbourne 2020, what do I do?

All 2020 entrants will be transferred into 2021. You will receive an email by 16/04/21  with more detailed information on how you can  make any updates or changes to your Run Melbourne 2021 entry. There’s nothing more you need to do at this stage.


Race Weekend

How do I get to the event?

We strongly recommend catching public transport to and from the event. Half Marathon runners may have access to public transport using the night network to get to the event. View the Night Network Fact Sheet or visit the PTV Night Network website.


Please refer to the how to get there information above for more information.

Road Closures

Road closures will be announced closer to the Race Week.

Car Parking Do’s and Don’ts

Car parking is extremely limited. We strongly recommend you use public transport to get to the event. If you’re driving please plan your route and parking location prior to the event.

If you are planning on driving, we recommend the following:

There are several non-ticketed parking areas on Sundays, however, these will fill quickly from 6:00 am:

  • Alexandra Avenue (between Punt Rd and Morrell Bridge)

Once you find a park, along the Yarra and make your way to Birrarung Marr or Federation Square, please allow at least 10 minute’s walking time to get to the event site.

  • Fitzroy Gardens (Wellington Parade /Lansdowne St/Albert St/Clarendon St (city side only) 

Once you find a park, walk to Wellington Parade Sth/Jolimont Terrace and continue down Flinders St to Federation Sq. 

  • St Kilda Rd (Southbound lanes only North of Toorak Rd) 

Once you find a park, walk along St Kilda Rd towards Federation Sq. Please allow at least 10-20 minutes walking time to get to the event site.

 Paid Car Parks available:

  • Arts Centre – access via South Bank Boulevard
  • Federation Square Carpark – access via Russell St Extension.
  • City Carparks


  • Around the Botanical Gardens
  • St Kilda Rd – Northbound Lanes
  • MCG carparks are not open
  • Boathouse Drive
Bag drop information

Bag drop is available at Federation Square (opposite the Main Stage). Please do not leave valuables in your bag. Run Melbourne accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. Attach the tear-off strip on the bottom of your race bib to your bag.

Keep your race bib so that you can collect your bag post-event.

Please note, This year we’re cutting down on single-use plastics and will not be providing plastic bags to put belongings in at the Bag Drop Marquee. Please remember to bring your own bag to the event

On Course

Start line & waves

Please refer to your distance page for information on start lines and your allocated Wave Start Zone.

Please note: Wave Start Zones will be in place at the start line of each race to ensure a smooth start for all participants. Entrants are asked to assemble in the appropriate zone as indicated by the letter printed on their race bib.

  • Half Marathon
  • 10K
  • 5K
What are the course cut-off times?

All distances have as strict course cut off time of 12pm. Cut off times are enforced to ensure the roads are re-opened in accordance with the event permits.

Toilet, drink & first-aid locations


You will be able to find toilets in the following locations pre-event:

Along the route to Event Village:

  • Birrarung Marr, Artplay Silver Bullet
  • Birrarung Marr, Speakers Corner (Batman Ave)
  • Queen Victoria Gardens, Linlithgow Ave Silver Bullet
  • Alexandra Gardens Skatepark

Inside the Event Village:

  • Federation Square – Public Toilets open from 6:00am
  • Federation Square – River Terrace

Half Marathon Start line:

  • Flinders St station Concourse

5K & 10K Start line:

  • Corner of Linlithgow and Birdwood Ave
Can I run with headphones?

We strongly discourage the use of headphones on the course. If you do choose to use headphones while running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.

Can I have a supporter ride a bike next to me?

No personal support riders or bike riders within the vicinity of runners are permitted on course. It is the responsibility of each athlete while running to ensure that no bikes are on the course near the runners. Any transgression will result in disqualification from the event.

Can I fly a personal drone on course?

The use of any type of drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is prohibited at the Event. Any person using a drone or UAV may be disqualified from the Event.

Can I run with a pram?

Prams are permitted in all events – please start at the back of your wave for safety reasons.

Can I run as a support person for someone who needs assistance?

If you are running to lend a helping hand to someone who is unable to run without you, then please contact Sole Motive on (03) 9285 0600 or runmelbourne@solemotive.com.

Can I run with my dog / hamster / cat?

All animals are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time.



How will I be timed on day?

All runners in the Half-Marathon, the 10k and 5k races will be timed. If you wish to receive a finishing time all Run Melbourne participants must wear their RACE BIB. Your Race Bib contains a disposable timing chip, if you don’t wear your bib, you won’t receive an official time.

Please wear your race bib on the front of your top and ensure it is visible.

Where can I find my results?

Live results will be available online from www.runmelbourne.com.au

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, and finishers will receive a certificate via email.

What is net time?

Net time is the time the participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, and will be used to award aged category places. These times are for participant information only and are not used to determine place getters. Placegetters are determined by gun time – the first three male and females across the finish line.

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