Asics Half Marathon

Race start date: 25 July 2021 6:45 am

Start Line: Flinders Street, Melbourne

Next Price Change: 23/7/2021

Asics Half Marathon

Your run. Your way.

Take on the challenge of this iconic ASICS Half Marathon. Race past Melbourne’s famous landmarks as you take on the flat, fast and scenic course. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re a yearly contender, you’ll love the buzz and epic vibes.


How does it work?

Sign up

Free to all Run Melbourne 2021 participants register via this link.


Get your race bib

Download your Half Marathon, 10k or 5k virtual race bib or use your 2021 race bib (if you’ve received it).


Ready, set, race

Set your route, track your run on Garmin or Strava.


Submit your results

We will send you a unique link to submit your results, verify your time via your fitness tracker (Garmin or Strava) or upload a photo of your time, and see yourself on the leaderboard.

Receive your finisher medal

This will be available for collection at Sole Motive CBD & Sole Motive Hawthorn stores at the conclusion of the Run Melbourne Virtual event.


Race day prizes

Bring your race day vibes for the chance to win prizes!

Current Pricing

Get in early to ensure you lock in your preferred wave start time.

Last Minute ends 11:59 pm 23 July








Race Weekend

  • $130 / under 18

Key Dates

Event Timetable


Registrations open

Registrations are now open.

Race Bib Name Cut Off - May 30

Last day to enter to get your name on your race bib.

Postage Cut Off - July 8

Last day to enter to be able to have option to get race pack posted.

Race Pack Collection - July 12

Race pack collection begings from Sole Motive Store at 12 Midday.

Race Weekend - July 25

Event village opens - Sole Motive retail
Race pack collection and entries:
8am - 4pm River Terrace, Fed Square

Race Day - July 25

6:45am ASICS Half Marathon
8:45am Fisiocrem 10K
10:00am Runner's World 5K


Event Map

Run Melbourne 2021 Half Marathon Course Map


General Information

Detailed participant instruction will be available to download closer to the event.

Participant instructions

Will be available to download closer to the event.

Age limit

Must be 16 years old on race day.

Wheelchair information

Racing Wheelchair

If you are a racing wheelchair please contact timing@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 10 minutes before the official ASICS Half Marathon event – at 6:35am.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS. Please be at the start line no later than 6.20am

Run Melbourne accommodates wheelchairs in our event. If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

Drink stations

Drink stations are located every 3-4km. The ASICS Half Marathon will pass 5 drink stations. There will be Gatorade sports drinks available at drinks stations number 3-5. Please refer to your course map for drink station locations.

Split times

In 2021, Run Melbourne will have a tracking app that will update the runner’s movement around the course. 

COVID-Safe Plan

We will be delivering these events in a modified format to ensure they are in accordance with the Victorian Government’s guidelines. You can view our COVID-Safe plan here.

Start Line

Please note, that all the information below relates to ASICS Half Marathon participants:

START LINE LOCATION: Flinders St. (corner of Elizabeth St)

RACE START TIME: 6:45am. We recommend you arrive at the event at least 45-6omins before your race start times.

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIME: 6:15am for all waves. For those wanting to be in Wave A or the Priority Area please be in position from 6.10am


WAVE A – Under 1 hour, 45 mins
WAVE B – 1 hour, 46mins – 1 hour, 55 mins
WAVE C – 1 hour, 56 mins – 2 hours, 10 mins
WAVE D – 2 hours, 10 mins +

If you wish to run with friends or family who are starting in a different Wave Start Zone, you may start in a slower zone than that printed on your race number (e.g. someone with a B Zone label may start in B, C, or D) but not in a faster one (e.g. A).

Please note: Wave Start Zones will be indicated by coloured feathers in place at the start line 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. A start line map will be available closer to the date.

Kilometre markers

The kilometre markers for the ASICS Half Marathon will be coloured RED. The same as your race bib colour.

Course cut off times

Start line closes 7:05am.

Finish Line closes 11:30 am.

*Any participant who does not get to the corner of Batman Ave and Flinders st by 11.25 am will be moved onto footpath.

On Course Cut off:

After 10:00am, participants who have not passed the below point will be held to cross at lights.

17km by 10:15am – Crossing Toorak Rd Faulkner Park (12mins per km pace).

Half Marathon Starts In








City of Melbourne
Runner's World Australia and New Zealand

Run Melbourne Update

Please note, in light of the Government announcement of the lockdown extension, it is with deep regret that we are announcing that Run Melbourne can no longer proceed as planned on Sunday 25 July.

If you have registered for Run Melbourne 2021 please see your options here.