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Melbourne Marathon Festival (Sunday 9th October 2011)

Melbourne Marathon Festival (Sunday 9th October 2011)

The 2011 Melbourne Marathon Festival, VICTORIA

Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday 9th October, 2011

Are you looking to participate in an upcoming fun run, walk, ride or charity event in Melbourne?

Registration for one of Melbourne’s main fun run events of the year has just been opened for 2011.
The 2011 Melbourne Marathon Festival will be sponsored by The Bank of Melbourne this year as they help support this iconic Melbourne running Festival which has been run each year since 1978.

2010 saw a number of records set with both the male and female marathon race records broken as well as the Melbourne Marathon establishing itself as the largest marathon by finishers in Australia, and this year will hopefully be another great race that everyone should attend.

In previous years the finish line has been a final lap of the MCG but with the 2011 AFL Grand Final concluding one week later than usual and having to plan for the possibility of a replay as well as start preparations for the cricket season the MCG will not be able to accommodate the Bank of Melbourne Marathon Festival for 2011 but the festival does plan to finish at the MCG again next year in 2012.

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Do it for Charity!!!

This is a major event of Melbourne and a vital part of this event is to raise money for two extremely important charities CPEC and JMB
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CEREBRAL PALSY EDUCATION CENTRE (CPEC)

Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood and most results in damage (brain injury) to the developing brain before, during or very early in life. CPEC provides early intervention education programs and teach children how to walk and communication when they would otherwise have been unable to. Click here for details
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JAMES MACREADY-BRYAN FOUNDATION

The James Macready-Bryan Foundation provides financial support for care and rehabilitation and a public voice for young people who suffer from Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families. Click here for details

Please have a great race in whatever distance you set your sights on

We recommend that everyone should take advantage of early bird prices, enter before July 31st in all racing categories to save!

Below you will find out all the basic information you will want to know on this year’s events

The events being held in The Melbourne Marathon Festival for 2011

With the opening of entries you can select from a range of distances to participate in for 2011

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All runners and walkers need to register via the Melbourne Marathon website……click here

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Bank of Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)


Bank of Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)
Start Time – 7am
Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7
Field Limit – 6000 competitors
Marathon Cut Off Time Limits – All competitors that cannot run at a sub-5hr marathon pace should make themselves familiar with the alternate route for slow marathoners and obey instructions from marshals on the day.
Minimum Age – 18 years of age on Race Day
KM markers – Km markers will be placed every 1km on course
Aid stations – Aid stations will be located at the start and approximately 6km, 10km, 13km, 15km, 17.5km, 20km, 22.5km, 25km, 27.5km, 30km, 32.5km, 35km, 37.5, 40km and at the finish
Wheelchair competitor start time – 7.55am

A brief course description: The race begins at Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance). Runners head north along Batman Avenue; left into Flinders Street, left into Swanston Street, cross to northbound (west side) service lane at Princes Bridge and then head along St Kilda Road. At the St Kilda Junction, runners turn right into Fitzroy Street then right into Lakeside Drive and do a lap anti-clockwise circuit of the Lake.

This Lake loop requires runners to turn left into Albert Road Drive from Lakeside Drive and left into Aughtie Drive continuing around the Albert Park Lake roadway. At the Carousel carpark runners proceed behind and around Pits Building using Aughtie Walk before U-turning in Aughtie Drive approx 300m past the Pits Building. Proceed to a right hand turn into Village Green Rd and right onto Lakeside Drive and right on to Fitzroy St. Runners then make a right hand turn at Acland St extension into Beaconsfield Parade, proceed north to a U-turn just before Bay St heading south back toward St Kilda along Beaconsfield Parade.

At the Beaconsfield Parade intersection with Jacka Boulevard, runners will veer right and head towards Elwood using Jacka Boulevard and Marine Parade. At Pt Ormond Rd runners will do an out-and-back loop of approx 800m before retunring to Ormond Esplanade and turning right into the Elwood Park Recreation area, follow the roadways through to right hand turn exit at Ormond Esplanade to a U-Turn in Ormond Esplanade near Kingsley St. Runners then proceed north along Ormond Esplanade, Marine Parade, Jacka Blvd in sthbd lanes to right hand turn into extension of Acland St, followed by a left hand turn into Fitzroy St. Runners then turn left into the St Kilda Road northbound service lanes and continue to left hand turn into Southbank Blvd, right hand turn into Sturt St and proceed (under the St Kilda Rd) along Alexandra Ave to a right hand turn into Linlithgow Ave.

Proceed along Linlithgow Ave to Birdwood Ave to right hand turn into Domain Rd. Followed by a right hand turn into St Kilda Rd. Proceed along St Kilda Rd to a right hand turn into Flinders St. Runners then veer right into Wellington Parade South, turn right into Jolimont Rd and left into Jolimont St and veer right on to MCG path to the finish.

To view the course map Click here, or scroll to the bottom of this page.
*Alternate route for slow marathon runners
Please Click here to see a detailed route for the slow course and a map.

All runners and walkers need to register via the Melbourne Marathon website……click here

View Melbourne Events 2011
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Melbourne Half Marathon (21.1km))


Melbourne Half Marathon (21.1km)
Start Time – 8am
Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7
Field Limit – 9000 competitors
Cut Off Time Limits – Cut Off Time – St Kilda Junction – 10.30am
Minimum Age – 16 years of age on Race Day
KM markers – Km markers will be placed every 1km on course
Aid stations – Aid stations will be located at the start and approximately 6km, 10km, 13km, 15km, 18km, 20km and at the finish
Wheelchair competitor start time – 7.55am

A brief course description: Start Batman Avenue. Runners head north along Batman Avenue; left into Flinders Street, left into Swanston Street, cross to northbound (west side) service lane at Princes Bridge and then head along St Kilda Road. At St Kilda Junction, runners turn right into Fitzroy Street then right into Lakeside Drive and do a lap anti-clockwise circuit of the Lake.

This Lake loop requires runners to turn left into Albert Road Drive from Lakeside Drive and left into Aughtie Drive continuing around the Albert Park Lake roadway. At the Carousel carpark runners proceed behind and around Pits Building using Aughtie Walk before U-turning in Aughtie Drive approx 300m past the Pits Building. Proceed to a right hand turn into Village Green Rd and right onto Lakeside Drive and on to Fitzroy St where runners turn LEFT (note: Marathon runners veer right).

Half Marathoners turn left into the St Kilda Road northbound service lanes and continue to LEFT hand turn into Southbank Blvd, right hand turn into Sturt St and proceed (under the St Kilda Rd) along Alexandra Ave to a right hand turn into Linlithgow Ave. Proceed along Linlithgow Ave (note: marathon runners veer left into Birdwood Ave) until the right hand turn into St Kilda Road. Proceed along St Kilda Road to a right hand turn in Flinders St (westbound lanes). Runners then veer right into Wellington Parade South, turn right into Jolimont Rd and then turn left into Jolimont St and veer right on to MCG path to the finish.

To view the course map Click here, or scroll to the bottom of this page.

All runners and walkers need to register via the Melbourne Marathon website……click here

View Melbourne Events 2011
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The Coffee Club 10km


The Coffee Club 10km
Start Time – 7.30am (2 Wave Starts)
Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7
Field Limit – 7000 competitors
Cut Off Time Limits – Cut Off Time 10am
Minimum Age – 14 years of age on Race Day
KM markers – Km markers will be placed every 1km on course
Aid stations – Aid stations will be located at the start and approximately 3km, 5km, 7km and at the finish
Wheelchair competitor start time – 7.55am

A brief course description:The Coffee Club 10km starts at Batman Avenue. – Note there will be two wave starts that correspond to your race number colour. Please start in the allocated area. Runners head north along Batman Avenue; left into Flinders Street, left into Swanston Street and cross to northbound (west side) service lane at Princes Bridge. Then there is a RIGHT hand turn into Southbank Blvd, followed by a RIGHT hand turn into Sturt St and proceed (under the St Kilda Rd) along Alexandra Ave to a right hand turn into Linlithgow Ave.

Proceed along Linlithgow Ave to Birdwood Ave to right hand turn into Domain Road, followed by a right hand turn into St Kilda Road. Proceed along St Kilda Road to a right hand turn at Princes Walk (just prior to) Fed Square where competitors are then running along the paths of Birrarung Marr before veering right onto the William Barak Bridge with a hairpin left hand turn on to Jolimont St at the end of the bridge followed by a left turn onto Brunton Avenue under the William Barak Bridge and past the MCG along Brunton Ave.

Runners will use the south-east bound lanes in Brunton Ave to a U-Turn past the MCG then back along Brunton Ave in the citybound lanes. Runners then turn right into Jolimont St and veer right on to MCG path to the finish.

If you would like to enter The Coffee Club 10km event but only want to walk, it is best to place yourself at the rear of the start field and be aware that both Marathon & Half Marathon courses use the same roads and they will be coming from behind you. YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO MOVE TO THE WALKING PATHS.

To view the course map Click here, or scroll to the bottom of this page

All runners and walkers need to register via the Melbourne Marathon website……click here

View Melbourne Events 2011
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ASICS 5 km Run


ASICS 5 km Run
Start Time – 10am
Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7
Field Limit – 4000 competitors
Cut Off Time Limits – No limit however the finish area will be packed up at 2pm.
Minimum Age – All ages welcome. Children under 13 years to be accompanied by an adult
Aid stations – Aid stations will be located at the start, at 3km, and at the finish

A brief course description: The ASICS 5km Run starts at Batman Avenue. Entrants head north along Batman Avenue and turn left just past William Barak Bridge (320m) and follow the path next to Birrarung Marr and Princes Walk. Entrants turn left onto Princes Bridge and left again into the path that leads down the back of Alexandra Gardens.

Runners then cross Boathouse Drive, and follow the Yarra River on the lower path under Swan St Bridge, proceed to the upper path to left hand turn crossing Morell Bridge, left hand turn onto the path under Swan St Bridge, following the river path before veering right onto wooden bridge in Birrarung Marr. Right turn onto William Barak Bridge and continue along footbridge and up to finish.

Walkers

If you wish to WALK, please enter the WALK event. But if you are walking very slowly in a group, please keep an eye out for runners as you get close to the MCG and do not block their path.

To view the course map Click here, or scroll to the bottom of this page

All runners and walkers need to register via the Melbourne Marathon website……click here

View Melbourne Events 2011
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ASICS 3km Walk


ASICS 3km Walk
Start Time – 10.45am
Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7
Anticipated Field Limit – 2500 competitors
Cut Off Time Limits – No limit however the finish area will be packed up at 2pm.
Timing – This is a non timed event
Minimum Age – All ages welcome. Children under 13 years to be accompanied by an adult

A brief course description: The ASICS 3km Walk starts at Batman Avenue. Entrants head north along Batman Avenue in southbound lanes up to Flinders St and do a U-turn and head back down Batman Avenue in the nthbd lanes. Runners turn right just before William Barak Bridge (320m) and follow the path next to Birrarung Marr and Princes Walk. Just prior to Fed Square, entrants turn left and head south/east along the river side of Birrarung Marr to the wooden footbridge. Entrants turn left onto wooden bridge in Birrarung Marr. Right turn onto William Barak Bridge and continue along footbridge and up to finish in front of Ponsford Stand.

This is Walking ONLY event

If you do wish to RUN, you will need to enter the 5km RUN event.

All runners and walkers need to register via the Melbourne Marathon website……click here

The Melbourne Marathon Map

Melbourne Marathon Map

MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

This year we are hoping to have a number of our clients and a few of our personal training team entering some of the Melbourne Marathon Festivals events. So make sure to keep an eye out for our Albert Park personal trainers who will participating in the charity event and come and say hello.

If you are looking to participate in a Melbourne 2011 fun run, charity walk or bike ride our team at MaxNRG Personal Training can help. Our mobile personal trainers that operate throughout Melbourne can help you make sure that your current training regime will allow you to participate in any fun run, walk or bike ride that you set out to achieve. Call 0403-741-278 or fill out our online form and a member of the MaxNRG Personal Training team will contact you shortly.

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About The Author
Hi I'm Russell Laurie one of the founders of MaxNRG Personal Training and one of the authors of our blog. I am an experienced mobile personal trainer that services Essendon, Keilor, Maribyrnong, Oak Park, Strathmore, Tullamarine and the surrounding suburbs in Melbourne, VIC. I hope you find what I share to be interesting. You can follow me on Twitter @Russell_Laurie. View

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