Runner’s World 5K Run Melbourne

Race start date: 25 July 2021 10:00am

Start Line: St-Kilda Road, Melbourne

Next Price Change: 23/7/2021

Run Melbourne 5K

Your run. Your way.

Due to temporary road closures over the planned course the distance is 5.7K. There will be a timing mat at 5K for your split time.

It’s time to get moving and join in the fun with our Runner’s World 5K run. Race past Melbourne’s famous landmarks as you take part alongside those participating in their first competitive run, those running with their fellow troops or those that prefer a shorter distance. There’s a spot for everyone.

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

Current Pricing

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

Last Minute pricing ends 11:59 pm 23 July








Race Weekend

  • $50 / under 18


Event Map

Run Melbourne 2021 5K Course Map


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!


General Information

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

Age limit

Anyone under the age of 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Wheelchair information

The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 10 minutes before the official 5km event – at 9:50am. Please be at the start line no later than 9.30am.

Drink stations

Drink station is located approximately at 1.5km with Gatorade sports drinks and water.

Please refer to your course map for drink station locations.

Kilometre markers

The kilometre markers for the 5km event will be coloured Sky Blue.

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


RACE START TIME: 10:00am. We recommend you arrive at the event at least one hour before your race start time.


10:00am for Priority start, Wave A, B and Champion Charity runners
10:15am for Wave C and D runners


WAVE A – Under 32mins
WAVE B – 33mins – 40mins
WAVE C – 41mins – 50mins
WAVE D – 51mins +

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.

Course Cut Off Times

Start line closes 10:30am

Finish Line closes 11:30am

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

Run Melbourne 5K 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.