Get ready to

Move Melbourne!

People running the friendship dash event

The countdown is on for Run Melbourne 2022, and with it comes the exciting FREE Move Melbourne event.

Move Melbourne is the younger sibling of Run Melbourne – an extension of the Sunday event – making Run Melbourne a two day running festival weekend.

23 July 2022, the day before Run Melbourne

Grand Slam Oval, Melbourne & Olympic Parks


8:00AM Event village opens, 10:00AM race start

What to expect

Move Melbourne encourage friends, families, communities, dogs, neighbours, colleagues – pretty much everyone you can think of – to come and get moving together.

Run, walk, or jog the set course (walking takes around 40 min), and enjoy the exhilarating feeling of finishing a race at the Grand Slam oval, one of Melbourne’s premier sporting precincts.


Face painting at the Friendship Dash event

Face painting, mini golf and other fun activities for the kids.

yoga warm up at the friendship dash event

Pre- and post-event yoga sessions and dance warm up before the race.

Food at the friendship dash event

Refreshments will be available post event at the event village.

Race Day store

The Run Melbourne Race Day store will be open for all your running needs, and you’ll be able to collect your Run Melbourne race packs from the event village.

Course map

Event info

Where is the start line?

The start line is located in Birrarung Marr near Speakers Corner, which can be accessed from Batman Ave or Tandurrum Bridge.


Registrations are completely free. You can register before the event via this link, please do NOT select postage as race bibs will not be sent out.

If you have already registered for Run Melbourne, you can add your Move Melbourne registration to your current registration here.

You will also be able to register at the event village on the day from 8.00am.

Where can I collect my race bib?

Your Move Melbourne Race Bib will be available for collection from 8:00AM, Saturday 23 July from the event village at Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

NOTE: it is not available from any of the retail stores pre-event

Age limit

There is no age limit for the event, however participants under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Can I walk the course?

Yes, you can choose if you want to walk or run. Walking will take around 45 min.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, you may bring a dog as long as they are on a lead.

What do I get when i finish?

Every finisher will receive a bottle of Gatorade, water & a medal.

Do I need to pay for any of the activities at Move Melbourne?

No, all the activities including mini golf, face painting & yoga is completely free for everyone visiting the event village.

Where can i leave my bag?

There is a designated area on site where bags can be left.

Will there be any road closures?

No, there are no road closures around M&OP on Saturday 23 July, so there is plenty of free parking available.

The Move Melbourne countdown is on