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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.

Date

21 July 2024

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Start Time

6:30am

Start Line Location

Batman Avenue

Finish Line Location

Melbourne Park Oval, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

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INTERACTIVE COURSE MAP AND GPX FILE

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

Exhilarating sense of achievement

Medals

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

HALF MARATHON

Event Map

half marathon course map

Course Information

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

GPX DOWNLOAD FOR YOUR MAP AND SMART DEVICES

Download your course GPX file to your smart device for race day track and course information. Distance and elevation information may vary depending on your device, and is intended to be used as a guide only.

Key Dates

Race Bib Name Cut Off - June 6

Last day to enter to get your name on your race bib. Please note: you must select race bib postage.

Race Weekend - July 20-21

Saturday 20 July
Event village opens
Sole Motive retail

Race bib collection and entries: 8am - 4pm
Melbourne Park 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

6:30am Half Marathon
9:00am 10K
10:10am Runner's World 5.5K

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.

Last minute pricing ends 30 minutes before race start on July 21. 

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HALF MARATHON

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 6:25am.
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 Pure Sports Hydration 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:

START LINE LOCATION: Batman Avenue 

RACE START TIME: 6:25am. We recommend you arrive at the event village at least 45-60mins before your race start times.

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIME: from 6:05am for all waves. For those wanting to be in Wave A or the Priority Area please be in position from 5:55am

WAVE START TIMES AND PREDICTED FINISH TIMES PER WAVE ALLOCATION:

WHEELCHAIR WAVE: 6:25am

WAVE A: 6:30am – Under 1 hour, 45 mins

WAVE B: 6:40am – 1 hour, 46mins – 1 hour, 55 mins

WAVE C: 6:50am  – 1 hour, 56 mins – 2 hours, 5 mins

WAVE D: 7:00am – 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 7:20am.

Finish Line closes 12:30 pm.

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

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Runner's World Australia and New Zealand
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