Runner’s World 5.5K

Run Melbourne 5.5K

Run past Melbourne’s icons

It’s time to get moving and join in the fun with our Runner’s World 5.5K run. With a new start and finish location, you’ll race past Melbourne’s famous landmarks. 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.

*Note the distance is 5.5K. There will be a timing mat at 5K for your split time.


24 July 2022


Start time:


Start Line Location:

Batman Avenue

Finish Line Location

Grand Slam Oval, Melbourne Olympic Park

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What to expect

Soak up the good vibes

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

Start strong and finish fast

Electronic timing & results
KM markers
Drinks stations

Join the Run Melbourne community

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


Event Map

5k course map
Location 5.5k Hydration First Aid Toilets
Alexandra Ave 3k Water and Gatorade yes yes

Key Dates

Key Event Information

Race Bib Name Cut Off - May 29

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

Race Weekend - July 23-24

Saturday 23 July
Event village opens
Sole Motive retail

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

Postage Cut Off - July 7

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

Race Day - July 24

6:45am Half Marathon
8:45am Fisiocrem 10K
10:00am Runner's World 5.5K

Race Pack Collection - July 11

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 24 July.









General Information

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 5.5km event – at 10:05am. Please be at the start line no later than 9.45am.

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 5.5km event will be coloured Sky Blue.

Course Cut Off Times

Start line closes 10:30am

Finish Line closes 12:30 pm

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 Rolling start for all waves


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.

Runner's World 5.5K Starts In








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