The Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids is one of the great local events in Melbourne aimed at fundraising for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Participants can choose to walk or run the 15km long course, or opt for the shorter 5.5km course.
This popular event requires participants to pay entry fees, with a significant portion of the money raised donated to the Appeal.
Herald Sun / Citylink Run For The Kids – 2017 Dates & Course
Tens of thousands of people participate in the event every year; including runners, walkers, families, kids and large corporate groups – with millions of dollars being raised each year.
The event provides runners with a choice of two courses, with both tracks starting and ending in King’s Domain at the Royal Botanic Gardens. It’s recommended that families and kids choose the shorter 5.5km course, which is designed to be much more family-friendly. The other course is around 15kms and runs from the Domain Tunnel and Bolte Bridge, up along the Docklands track to the Waterfront Promenade.
There are five water stations on the 16km course and one on the 5km course. Water is also available at the start and finish. Toilets are located at the 3km, 6km 9km and 12km water stations of the long course, at the 2.5km water station of the short course. Toilets are also available near the start line in Linlithgow Avenue, at the front and rear of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and in the village close to baggage storage.
Check the images below for further information from previous years races.