Half Marathon

Race start date: 25 July 2021

Start Line: Flinders Street, Melbourne

Next Price Change: 27/5/2021

Run Melbourne Half Marathon

Your run. Your way.

Take on the challenge of this iconic 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.


What to expect


On Course Entertainment

Cheer zones and epic vibes make this a race weekend unlike any other.


Official Run Melbourne Merchandise

Look the part on race day with our 2XU technical running Run Melbourne tops.


Run your best race

Gear up with new running shoes for training or race day, thanks to our exclusive entrant offer.



You’ll receive an exclusive Run Melbourne medal.


All runners receive electronic race timing and certificate.



Training programs, free training club and more!

Current Pricing

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

The price goes up in:









  • $115 / under 18

Last Minute

  • $125 / under 18

Race Weekend

  • $130 / under 18

Key Dates

Event Timetable

Registration Open - Mar 22

Enter Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k
Start fundraising page

Race Bib Name Cut Off - May 24

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

Postage Cut Off - July 11

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 23

Event village opens
Race pack collection and entries

Race Day - July 25

7:00am Half Marathon
9:15am 10K
10:30am 5K


Event Map

Run Melbourne 2021 Half Marathon Course Map

Elevation profile coming soon.


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.

Pace leaders

Pacers will will be confirmed closer to the event.

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 Runner’s World Half Marathon event – at 6:50am.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS. Please be at the start line no later than 6.30am

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 2-3km. The Half Marathon will pass 7 drink stations. There will be Gatorade sports drinks available at drinks stations throughout the course. Please refer to your course map for drink station locations.

Split times

The timing system will record the 10.095km (halfway) split time.

Start Line

Please note, that all the information below relates to Runner’s World Half Marathon participants:

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

RACE START TIME: 7:00am. We recommend you arrive at the event at least one hour before your race start times.

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIME: 6:45am for all waves. For those wanting to be in Wave A or the Priority Area please be in position from 6.30am


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 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.

Kilometre markers

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

Half Marathon Starts In








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