While Melbourne’s list of sporting events includes internationally renowned cricket matches, football games and tennis tournaments, the Melbourne Marathon is considered the most popular marathon held in the city.
Thousands of enthusiastic participants come and take part in this renowned event, with the event welcoming participants of all ages and abilities to participate.
Melbourne Marathon 2019 Dates – Course Route, Entry & Schedule
The Melbourne Marathon was originally started back in 1978. In 2007, a new course was developed for the race – starting and ending at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (the MCG).
Additional to the thousands that participate in the full 42km marathon, over tens of thousands of people run the half marathon. There are also course options for novice runners at lengths of 3km, 5.7km and 10km. The race course route goes through some of the most notable and scenic areas of Melbourne; including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Albert Park Lake and the beaches of Port Phillip Bay.
Training groups are also run leading up to the Melbourne Marathon where you can find inspiration or like-minded runners. There is a 10-week program which prepares runners for the half and full marathon distances and there are four different groups to cater for varying fitness abilities. The sessions are free and there is no need to book, so contact the organisers and get involved today!