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Runner’s World 5.2K

Run Melbourne 5.2K

A race for anyone

Get in on the excitement with our Runner’s World 5.2K! Have a blast racing or walking past some of Melbourne’s famous landmarks alongside your friends, family or running crew – there’s room for everyone!

 

Date

21 July 2024

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Start time:

10:00am

Start Line Location:

Batman Avenue

Finish Line Location

Grand Slam Oval, Melbourne Olympic Park

HOW TO CREATE A TEAM

Create and list your team via Register Now and officially run together with Run Melbourne 2024. Click learn more to find all the information you need to create a team.

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
Pre-run warm-up

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

5.2K

Event Map

5k course map

Key Event Information

Location 5.2k Hydration First Aid Toilets
Alexandra Ave 3k Water and Gatorade yes yes

Key Dates

Race Bib Name Cut Off - May 30

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

Race Weekend - July 20-21

Saturday 20 July
Event village opens
Sole Motive retail

Race bib collection and entries: 8am - 4pm
Grand Slam 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

6:45am Half Marathon
9:00am 10K
10:00am Runner's World 5.2K

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.

Early Bird pricing ends 11:59PM 14 March 2024.

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Standard

$62/adult
  •  $45 / under 18

last minute

$68/adult
  •  $51 / under 18

5.2K

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 5.2km 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 5.2km event will be coloured Sky Blue.

Course Cut Off Times

Start line closes 10:30am

Finish Line closes 12:30 pm

Start Line

START LINE LOCATION: Batman Avenue

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 Rolling start for all waves

PREDICTED FINISH TIMES PER WAVE ALLOCATION:

WAVE A – Under 35mins
WAVE B – 36mins – 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 5.2K Starts In

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Runner's World Australia and New Zealand
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City of Melbourne logo Run Melbourne Sponsor
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