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5K RUN MELBOURNE

Race start date: 25 July 2021 10:00am

Start Line: St-Kilda Road, Melbourne

Next Price Change: 24/6/2021

Run Melbourne 5K

Your run. Your way.

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

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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.

Standard pricing ends 11:59 pm 24 June

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Event Map

Run Melbourne 2021 5K Course Map

Elevation profile coming soon.

Resources

What to expect

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On Course Entertainment

Cheer zones and epic vibes make this a race weekend unlike any other.

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Official Run Melbourne Merchandise

Look the part on race day with our 2XU technical running Run Melbourne tops.

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Run your best race

Gear up with new running shoes for training or race day, thanks to our exclusive entrant offer.

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Medals

You’ll receive an exclusive Run Melbourne medal.

Timing

All runners receive electronic race timing and certificate.

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Support

Training programs, free training club and more!

HALF MARATHON

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

START LINE LOCATION: St Kilda Rd.

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

WAVE START ASSEMBLY TIMES:

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

PREDICTED FINISH TIMES PER WAVE ALLOCATION:

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.

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2XU
City of Melbourne
Runner's World Australia and New Zealand

Ready to run?

We are so excited to have you on board. Please use the link below to register and start training today!