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Herald Sun / Transurban Run For The Kids

The Herald-Sun / Transurban 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 5.2km course. This popular event requires participants to pay entry fees, with a significant portion of the money raised donated to the Appeal.

Herald Sun Run For The Kids Melbourne Course Map & 2021 Dates

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 at Harbour Esplanade near the corner of LaTrobe Street and ending around the Docklands Park Precinct. It’s recommended that families and kids choose the shorter 5.2km course, which is designed to be much more family-friendly.

The other course is around 15kms and runs along the West Gate Freeway, heading over the Bolte Bridge. The course continues along the Westgate Freeway before entering the Domain Tunnel to Batman Avenue, then continuing across the Swan Street Bridge, along Linlithgow Avenue through the leafy gardens of Kings Domain and then joining the St Kilda Road service lane. Entrants will head back towards the CBD, along one of Melbourne’s most famous boulevards. Just before the Yarra, the course descends into the Alexandra Gardens, to the riverfront and along the Southbank Promenade and Crown Promenade. Crossing Clarendon Street, the course follows the Yarra, along South Wharf Promenade, before crossing Seafarers Bridge to the Northside of the river. Jim Stynes Bridge will lead long course entrants through a beautiful, slightly narrower section to a finish adjacent to Docklands Park.

There are five water stations on the 12.8km course and one on the 5.2km 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.

Dogs are not permitted to run in the race with participants. Prams are permitted, but for safety reasons will be required to start at the rear of the race.

At the end of the race, head to the event village for all participants and supporters to enjoy after completion of the run. Activities here include a recovery zone to re-hydrate and refuel and stretch outweary muscles on foam rollers and mats. There is also the main stage with live entertainment, prize giveaways; including a Mazda vehicle to one lucky winner.

Combined with kids activities, food outlets, a host of sponsor activities and giveaways, plus event merchandise, there is plenty of reason to stay around after your run and enjoy the carnival atmosphere and celebrate your outstanding achievement.

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Woodlea Short Course Start Times
Green zone (For active and semi-active runners and joggers) - 9:30am
Purple zone (For semi-active joggers and fast walkers): 9:50am
White zone (For walkers and very slow joggers): 10:10am

Please assemble in Harbour Esplanade adjacent to Marvel Stadium and near the corner of Latrobe Street.

Long Course Start Times
Pre-Qualified Runner Zone (runners who have the ability to complete 15km in under 70 minutes): 7:30am
Blue zone (For active runners who can complete 15km in between 70-80 minutes and intend to race against the clock): 7:35am
Yellow zone (For semi-serious runners who intend to run the whole distance and can complete 15km in between 80-90 minutes): 8am
Pram Running Yellow Zone (If you are a runner with a pram that can complete 15km in between 80-90 minutes): 8am
Orange zone (For semi-active and casual runners who will try to run or jog the whole way, and can complete the course in between 90-110 minutes.): 8:20am
Red zone (For entrants who want to participate for fun by themselves or in a group with children and who may walk some or all of the way): 8:40am

The start line for both events is located in Harbour Esplanade near the corner of Docklands Drive

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Long course: $65 per person
Woodlea Short course: $60 per person
More than half the entry fees going to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal

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Delivery fees for Race Kits are an additional $5 per kit

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