Melbourne Marathon Festival (Sunday 14th October, 2012)

2012 Melbourne Marathon Festival, VICTORIA

Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday 14th October, 2012

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** UPDATE: Melbourne Marathon Results 2012

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this 2012 Melbourne Marathon Festival. Melbourne gave us a perfect day with gorgeous weather for the thousands of participants for this years 35th Melbourne Marathon.

View Race Results: 2012 Melbourne Marathon Festival Results

Congratulations to Kenyan Jonathan Chesoo, winner of the Men’s Marathon in a time of 2:12.35. The first Australian across the line was Scott Westcott (NSW) in 2:16.

The Women’s Marathon was won by Lauren Shelley (WA) in 2:36.29.

Photo’s from this years Melbourne Marathon 2012

More photo’s from the days event can be found on our Facebook Page or check out the Race Results for each event from the Festival here -> Melbourne Marathon Race Results

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Registration for one of Melbourne’s main fun run events of the year is now open for 2012.

The 2012 Melbourne Marathon Festival will be sponsored by Medibank this year as they help support this iconic Melbourne running Festival which has been run each year since 1978.
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The Melbourne Marathon Festival is celebrating it’s 35th anniversary and is incorporating into this years event:
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  • Australian Marathon Championship
  • Victorian Marathon Championship
  • Active Feet Runners Expo
  • Corporate and Team Tents
  • Music and Entertainment

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Back to the G

The 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival will be held on Sunday October 14, 2012.

This year, we will head ‘Back to the G’ for another action packed weekend of events!

Last years 2011 event was away from the MCG, but this year all participants will have the opportunity to cross the finish line on the grass of the famous MCG.

Entries into all event categories including the Medibank Melbourne Marathon, the Flight Centre Half Marathon, The Coffee Club 10km, the Asics 5.7km and the Asics 3km Walk are open and you can register online now!

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If you have ALREADY REGISTERED in the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival but need to update your details, you can update your details HERE.

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 Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) and the James Macready-Bryan Foundation (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.

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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.
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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 29th in all racing categories to save!

*If you register during the Early Bird Period your Race Pack will be sent to you to the address you provide.
*If you register during the Standard Entry Period (Monday July 30 – Friday October 12), you must collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office during opening hours.

Race Packs

In 2012, Race Packs will commence distribution at the start of September.

As mentioned above, if you registered in the Early Bird Period (May 7 – July 29) your Race Pack will be sent to you at the address provided. If you registered in the Standard Entry Period (July 30 – October 12) you must collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office during opening hours.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS PLEASE NOTE – Race packs will not be sent internationally. If you are an international entrant, your Race Pack must be collected from the Race Week Office during opening hours. So please allow time before Race Day to come and collect your pack.

If you Registered in the Early Bird Period and have not received your Race Pack by October 1, please contact the event organiser at enquiries@melbournemarathon.com.au

Your Race Pack will include the following items:

Race Bib

Your Race Bib identifies you as an official competitor of the Melbourne Marathon Festival Event. Race Numbers must be worn on the front of your T-shirt or singlet. No participant is permitted to start, or will be allowed on course without their correct race number. On the reverse side of your Race Bib, each competitor will need to complete the details as requried for medical purposes. Please compete this prior to race morning.

IMPORTANT: Your Timing chip is on the back of the Race Bib and may appear as a label. DO NOT REMOVE OR TAMPER WITH THIS CHIP in any way as it might result in NO TIME being recorded for your effort.

Safety Pins

Your Race Pack will also come with Safety Pins. These pins are to be used to secure your Race Bib to the front of you shirt. If you forget to bring safety pins on the day, there will be extra safety pins available at the event.

Competitor Information Booklet

Your Competitor Information booklet will be your go to point for all information regarding your race and other helpful tips for Race Day.

Race Week Office

If you don’t register before the early bird period finishes Sunday July 29 – 11.59pm you must collect your race day kits from the Race Week Office. The Race Information Office will be operational at the MCG during Race Week for late entries, collection of race packs, change of events and for any other questions you have about the event.

Race Week Office – MCG – External Concourse between Gates 1 & 2 (Melways Ref – 2G D7)
OPENING HOURS
Thursday 11 October: 8:00am – 6.00pm
Friday 12 October: 7.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 13 October: 8.00am – 3.00pm

The events being held in The Melbourne Marathon Festival for 2012

You can select from a range of distances to participate in for 2012

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The Medibank Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)



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Medibank Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)

Start Time – 7.00am

Early Bird (May 7 – July 29) – $125
Standard (July 30 – October 12) – $145
*You can still register for an event after 5:00pm on October 12; however this must be done in person at the Race Week Office during opening hours and only if your chosen race has not yet reached capacity.

Course Time Limit – 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.

– To view the Slow Marathon runners’ alternative course, please Click Here.
– To view the Slow Marathon runners’ alternative map, please Click Here.

Minimum Age – 18 years of age on Race Day

Prize Money – The total prize pool for the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival is $63,000.
There is a bonus Prize Pool on offer of more than $30,000.

Wheelchair competitor start time – 7.55am

The Medibank Melbourne Marathon continues to be the largest marathon in Australia, and strives to continually improve the course to accommodate the increase in demand for entries. In 2012 the following improvements to the marathon course have been made to improve safety and reduce course crowding:
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  • Increased road Width – the use of the centre of St Kilda Rd from Toorak Rd to Southbank Blvd exclusively for marathon runners
  • Added runner lanes – in St Kilda Rd where the half marathon and marathon merge we have separate running lanes with exclusive lanes for marathon only
  • Changed the half marathon course – so that the last 3 km of the course is a marathon only course – runners do merge as they enter the MCG

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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 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 southbound 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 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, which becomes Brunton Avenue. Marathoners then turn left into MCG and do loop to finish.

*Alternate route for slow marathon runners, please Click Here.

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

ENTER THE EVENT ONLINE HERE

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Flight Centre Half Marathon (21.1km)



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Flight Centre Half Marathon (21.1km)

Start Time – 8.00am

Early Bird (May 7 – July 29) – $90
Standard (July 30 – October 12) – $105
*You can still register for an event after 5:00pm on October 12; however this must be done in person at the Race Week Office during opening hours and only if your chosen race has not yet reached capacity.

Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7

Cut Off Time Limits – Half Marathon runners must be past St Kilda Junction prior to the cut off time of 10:30am.

Minimum Age – 16 years of age on Race Day

KM markers – Km markers will be placed every 1km on course

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 at Princes Walk (just prior to) Fed Square. Competitors then run along the path next to Birrarung Marr before veering right on to the William Barak Bridge. At the end of the bridge they make a hairpin left hand turn on to Jolimont St followed by a left turn on to Brunton Avenue before a final left hand turn into the MCG and loop to finish.

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

ENTER THE EVENT ONLINE HERE

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The Coffee Club 10km



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The Coffee Club 10km Run

Start Time – 7.30am (2 Wave Starts)
There will be two wave starts in The Coffee Club 10km Run. These will be a Sub 55 Minute wave and an over 55 Minute wave. Please select the appropriate category when registering and upon starting the race, please start in the allocated wave as per your Race Bib Colour.

Early Bird (May 7 – July 29) – Adult $55, Child $35
Standard (July 30 – October 12) – Adult $75, Child $45
*You can still register for an event after 5:00pm on October 12; however this must be done in person at the Race Week Office during opening hours and only if your chosen race has not yet reached capacity.

Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7

Cut Off Time Limits – All 10km Runners must have completed the race by the cut off time of 10:00am.

Minimum Age – 14 years of age on Race Day

KM markers – Km markers will be placed every 1km on course

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 so 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 Competitors then run along the path next to Birrarung Marr before veering right on to the William Barak Bridge. At the end of the bridge they make a hairpin left hand turn on to Jolimont St followed by a left turn on to Brunton Avenue. 10km entrants (only) use the north bound lanes in Brunton Ave to a U-Turn past the MCG then back along Brunton Ave in southbound lanes. Runners then turn right the MCG to the finish.

Walkers not recommended however if you would like to enter The Coffee Club 10km event but only want to walk, please 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

ENTER THE EVENT ONLINE HERE

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ASICS 5.7km Run


ASICS 5.7km Run
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ASICS 5.7km Run

Start Time – 11.00am
There will be two wave starts in the ASICS 5.7km Run. These will be a Sub 25 Minute wave and an over 25 Minute wave. Please select the appropriate category when registering and upon starting the race, please start in the allocated wave as per your Race Bib Colour.

Early Bird (May 7 – July 29) – Adult $40, Child $30
Standard (July 30 – October 12) – Adult $55, Child $40
*You can still register for an event after 5:00pm on October 12; however this must be done in person at the Race Week Office during opening hours and only if your chosen race has not yet reached capacity.

Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7

Cut Off Time Limits – There is no cut off time for the 5.7km run, however the finish line is packed up at 2:00pm.

Minimum Age – The ASICS 5.7km Run is a non-competitive event and therefore age categories are not listed. All ages are welcome. Children under 13 years to be accompanied by an adult.

A brief course description:

The ASICS 5.7km 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 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 to a left hand turn into the MCG.

If you wish to WALK, please enter the 3km 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

ENTER THE EVENT ONLINE HERE

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ASICS 3km Walk


ASICS 3km Walk
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ASICS 3km Run

Start Time – 11.15am

Early Bird (May 7 – July 29) – Adult $35, Child $15
Standard (July 30 – October 12) – Adult $45, Child $20
*You can still register for an event after 5:00pm on October 12; however this must be done in person at the Race Week Office during opening hours and only if your chosen race has not yet reached capacity.

Start Location – Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance); Melway Ref 2G A7

Cut Off Time Limits – There is no cut off time for the 3km walk, however the finish line is packed up at 2:00pm.

Minimum Age – The ASICS 3km Walk is a non-competitive event and therefore age categories are not listed. All ages are 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, 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 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 to a left hand turn into the MCG.

This is Walking ONLY event

If you do wish to RUN, you will need to enter the 5.7km RUN event.

ENTER THE EVENT ONLINE HERE

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The 2012 Melbourne Marathon Map

2012 Melbourne Marathon Map

MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

MaxNRG Personal Training hope to have a large team enter this years festival with a number of our clients and a few of our personal trainers entering the Melbourne Marathon Festivals events. Make sure to keep an eye out for any of our mobile personal trainers who will be wearing the MaxNRG colors and come and say hello.

If you are looking to participate in a Melbourne 2012 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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