Half Marathon

Half Marathon

One-lap scenic course

Conquer our iconic half marathon and race past Melbourne landmarks like Flinders Street Station, Marvel Stadium and The Arts Centre as you immerse yourself in the course entertainment along the way. Finish within the home of Australian Open for an epic, unforgettable adventure.


21 July 2024


Start Time


Start Line Location

Batman Avenue

Finish Line Location

Grand Slam Oval, Melbourne Olympic Park


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Explore the full course with this interactive map, and make note of all the different milestones, drinking stations, toilet stops, among others, that you’ll find on the track. Also find the course GPX file for use with your smart devices.


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What to expect

Epic race day atmosphere

On-course entertainment
Event village
Post-race freebies
Live music
Pre-run warm-up

Exhilarating sense of achievement


On-Day tracking
Electronic timing & results
KM markers
Drink stations

Supportive Run Melbourne community

Training plans
Run Melbourne Run Club
On-course support
On-course pacers


Event Map

half marathon course map

Course Information

Location 10k Hydration First Aid Toilets
Harbour Explanade 4k Water - -
Harbour Explanade 6k Water - -
Boathouse Drive 10k Water and Gatorade - yes
Domain Rd/Park St 14k Water and Gatorade yes yes
Alexandra Ave 18k Water and Gatorade yes yes

Key Dates

Race Bib Name Cut Off - May 30

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

Race Weekend - July 20-21

Saturday 20 July
Event village opens
Sole Motive retail

Race bib collection and entries: 8am - 4pm
Grand Slam Oval, Melbourne Olympic Park

Postage Cut Off - July 4

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

Race Day - July 21

6:45am Half Marathon
9:00am 10K
10:00am Runner's World 5.2K

Race Pack Collection - July 1

Race pack collection begins from Sole Motive Store (Melb CBD or Hawthorn store), at 12 Midday.

Current Pricing

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

Early Bird pricing ends 11:59PM 14 March 2024.









General Information

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 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 4km. The 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 points

At 10km & 20km points on course.

Kilometre markers

The kilometre markers for the Half Marathon will be coloured RED.

Start Line

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


RACE START TIME: 6:45am. We recommend you arrive at the event village at least 45-60mins before your race start times.

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIME: from 6:20am 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, 5 mins
WAVE D – 2 hours, 6 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 signs 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.

Course cut off times

Start line closes 7:10am.

Finish Line closes 12:30 pm.

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

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