Run Melbourne (formerly “The Age Run Melbourne”) is a great running event that encourages participants of all ages to come forward and showcase their athletic skills. Participants of this event will enjoy the race, get fit and have some fun – all at the same time.
This event is presented by People’s Choice in Melbourne, with the revenue generated from the day supporting a local charity – raising more than a million dollars every year
Run Melbourne – 2017 Dates, City Route & Program Schedule
45 minutes before the start of their wave. The half marathon will start at 7am, the 10km will start at 9.15am and the 5km will start at 10.35am.
The starting point for the races is as follows: half-marathon: just west of Elizabeth St in Flinders Street and the 10km and 5km: at the intersection of St Kilda Road and just south of Linlithgow Avenue.
There is no specific charity nominated for the event, instead all participants and sponsors are offered the choice from a list of 450 charities in Melbourne. Over the course of previous year’s events, a number of local charities and communities have benefited immensely, as well as more than thousands of children and families.
Everybody is welcome to participate, with the run bringing people together to raise much needed funds for a variety of charities. For spectators, the best places to view the runners/walkers are:
1. St Kilda Road/Linlithgow Ave (start line)
2. Alexandra Avenue (a fun spot where DJs will play music as participants pass)
3. Batman Avenue (close proximity to the finish line)
4. Flinders Street (all participants for all races will pass this point)
For those travelling to the event, please note that car parking is extremely limited. It is strongly recommended you use public transport to get to the event. Train and trams are available. Alight at Flinders Street Station and walk to Federation Square for directions to start line.
Please find below the course maps from the previous years event.