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MS Walk + Fun Run – Melbourne (Sunday June 2nd 2013)

MS Walk and Fun Run 2013

Albert Park Lake, ALBERT PARK
Sunday 2nd June, 2013

The MS Walk and Fun Run Melbourne event is on again at Albert Park so if you are looking to participate in an upcoming fun run, walk, ride or charity event in Melbourne then come and join us in the MS Walk and Fun Run at Albert Park Sunday 2nd June 2013.

Register HERE Online Now!

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About the Albert Park MS Walk and Fun Run

Every year on the first Sunday in June, thousands of people come together in Melbourne to walk and run in support of Australians living with multiple sclerosis. Taking part in the 2013 MS Walk and Fun Run will not only improve your overall health and fitness, it will also make you feel warm inside for contributing to such a great cause. Stroll or power-walk, travel by wheelchair, pram or stroller, wear serious sports gear or wacky team costumes. Whatever you choose, you will be helping thousands of Australians who are living with multiple sclerosis.

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The MS Walk and Fun Run is organised by MS Australia and our own MaxNRG Personal Training team are once again helping support the event by organising the ‘warm up’. Since the first event in 1989, MS Walk and Fun Run participants have raised millions of dollars to fund essential services and support for people living with MS.

The MS Walk and Fun Run will go ahead rain or shine. Come prepared with sunscreen, warm layered clothes and wet weather gear to ensure you have a great day no matter what the weather brings. Bring your own water bottle and a snack or two to keep your energy levels up.

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MS Fun Run Event Details

If you are feeling energetic, why not take on the challenge of completing the 5km or 10km routes at a faster pace than a walk and reach for a personal best on the Melbourne MS Fun Run while being timed with a professional chip timing system. Timing chips are attached to all race bibs and the chips will activate automatically as you cross timing mats at the start and finish lines, recording the time you take to complete the course.

5km and 10km MS RUN

Warm Up and presentations: 8.45am
Start Time: 9.00am
Distance 1: 5km
Distance 2: 10km
The map of the MS Walk Route is below here

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MS Walking Event Details

The walk and run will start and finish from Palms Lawn, Albert Park Lake and will follow a scenic track around the lake with some fantastic views of Melbourne. Join 5,000 others for a warm-up with the MaxNRG PT team at Palms Lawn before setting off on a fun 5km or 10km route around the beautiful Albert Park Lake.

5km and 10km MS WALK

Warm Up and presentations: 10.00am
Start Time: 10.30am
Distance 1: 5km
Distance 2: 10km
The map of the MS Walk Route is below

MaxNRG Warm Up Exercises

This year MaxNRG Personal Training is happy to announce that our team of exercise professionals will be at the event on stage helping the 5,000+ participants with warm-up exercises and celebrations before you make your way around the beautiful Albert Park Lake.

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The Melbourne MS Walk and Fun Run Course

The Melbourne MS Walk and Fun Run sets off from Palms Lawn on the shores of Albert Park Lake. Enjoy a scenic route with views of the Melbourne city skyline. Keep your energy up at our morning tea and water stops and watch out for roving entertainers along the way. Then it’s back to Palms Lawn to replenish and relax with food, music and entertainment for the whole family. The MS Walk and Fun Run route is wheelchair, pram and stroller friendly.

5km participants complete one lap of the route; 10km participants complete two laps.
MS Walk + Run Melbourne 2013 Map

Enter online now or come down to Albert Park Lake and register on the day.
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Take the first step in becoming part of this iconic winter event and register online now!

Wear RED at the MS Walk and Fun Run

Make a statement and wear RED at the 2013 MS Walk and Fun Run. Show your support and help draw attention to the multiple sclerosis cause by wearing RED. Or get creative and complete the event in a fun costume of your choice. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Individual in Red, Best Dressed Team, and Best Uniformed Team. Lead the way by wearing your red hats, red scarves, red gloves, red jackets, red pants, red shoes or even painting your faces red or spraying your hair red!

Do it for Charity!!!

This is one of the major events held in Melbourne and a vital part of this event is to raise money for MS Australia. By participating and fundraising for the MS Walk and Fun Run, you are helping MS Australia – ACT/NSW/VIC to provide a range of essential services and support for people living with multiple sclerosis.

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MS Australia provides programs and choices to people with MS including a range of residential facilities, social support programs, accommodation support services, attendant care in private homes, involvement with regional centres and country link programs. These services are vital to maintain the independence and dignity of people with MS.

MS Australia is also the largest funder of MS research in Australia through its research branch MS Research Australia.

Find out more about multiple sclerosis and MS Australia Click here for details

Living with MS

Every person’s experience with MS is different. Some people find that their symptoms can be largely managed with medication and lifestyle changes. For others, MS can cause chronic pain, depression and disability.

Watch Megan Healey and Emma Giunti, two remarkable ladies with MS, speak about their personal experiences and why fundraising is so important:

Register HERE for the Melbourne MS Walk + Fun Run

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 the 5 and 10km fun runs. 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. We will also be on-stage at 10.00am with warm-up exercises and routines for all participants.

Good luck to all our St Kilda Personal Training clients and our South Melbourne group personal training clients who are attending this charity event!!!

If you are looking to participate in a Melbourne 2013 charity fun run, 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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Register HERE Online Now!

Melbourne Marathon (Sunday 13th October, 2013)

2013 Melbourne Marathon Festival, VICTORIA

Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday 13th October, 2013

The 2013 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 2013 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival will be held on Sunday October 13 and is the 36th year the event has been run.

The Melbourne Marathon Festival has five separate events to choose from and anyone and everyone can enter.

Entries into all events are now open.

Register now and take advantage of the special Early Bird prices!
EARLY BIRD PERIOD – Up until 11:59pm on June 24
STANDARD ENTRY PERIOD – From 12:00am on June 25 until 5:00pm Friday October 11, 2013

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A record 6218 runners completed the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon to make it the largest in Australian history. More than 32,000 entries were received across the five events. We hope to see you back at the MCG on October 13, 2013!

The Event is set in the heart of Melbourne with various event courses running through Yarra Park, St Kilda and the City of Port Phillip. Like previous years the Marathon is also planned to finish in the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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 2013 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival but would like to stay up to date with all the latest event and race day details you can follow them on Twitter or Facebook.


Do it for Charity!!!

This is a major event of Melbourne and a vital part of this event is to help raise money for the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC)
The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC)

CEREBRAL PALSY EDUCATION CENTRE (CPEC)

The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) specialises in programs for babies and children with Cerebral Palsy and is the only one of its type in Australia. The therapists and programs are recognised around the world as some of the most successful at giving children with CP the chance to live their lives as independently as they are capable of.

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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 June 25th in all racing categories to save!

NATIONAL ENTRANTS

*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 (after 12:00am on June 25), 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.

Race Week Office

The Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival Race Week Office will be operational at the MCG during Race Week for late entries, Race Pack Collection, Change of Events and general enquiries.

The Race Week Office will be located on the external concourse of the MCG between Gates 1 and 2.

Race Week Office – MCG – External Concourse between Gates 1 & 2 (Melways Ref – 2G D7)
OPENING HOURS
Thursday 10 October: 8:00am – 6.00pm
Friday 11 October: 8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 12 October: 8.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday 13 October: from 5:30am

It is strongly advised that you collect your race pack prior to lunch time on Saturday to avoid extensive queuing…

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions please visit the Official Melbourne Marathon Festival’s FAQ SECTION

The events being held in The Melbourne Marathon Festival for 2013

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You can select from a range of distances to participate in for 2013

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The Medibank Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)


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Medibank Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)

Start Time – 7.00am
Wheelchair competitor start time – 7.55am

Early Bird – $130.00
Standard – $150.00

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 map, please Click Here.

Entry Fee Includes
All competitors in the Marathon will receive the following:

  • Race Bib with attached Timing Chip
  • Race Information Booklet
  • Competitor T-shirt (must be collected from the Event Expo)
  • Show bag and gift
  • Finishers Certificate
  • Finishers Medal

Minimum Age – 18 years of age on Race Day

The Medibank Melbourne Marathon is the largest marathon in Australia, we strive to deliver a world class event that will accommodate the increasing demand. In 2013 we have made further improvements to the marathon course for participant safety and to reduce course crowding:

  • Increased road Width – the use of the centre of St Kilda Rd from Toorak Rd to Southbank Blvd exclusively for marathon runners until 10.00am
  • 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
  • Separated the half marathon course from marathon – so that the last 8 km of the course is a marathon only course – runners do merge as they enter the MCG

A brief course description:

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

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 south along St Kilda Road.
  • At St Kilda Junction, runners turn right into Fitzroy Street then right into Lakeside Drive and do an anticlockwise lap of Albert Park Lake.
  • The 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, entering the pit lane in Aughtie Drive before U-turning approx 300m past the Pits Building.
  • Proceed to a right hand turn into Village Green Rd and right into Lakeside Drive and right in to Fitzroy St.
  • Runners then make a right hand turn at Acland St extension proceed north onto Beaconsfield Parade, to a U-turn just before Bay St (Dow St) heading south 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 St Kilda St.
  • After the U-Turn runners 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.
  • At St Kilda Junction runners turn left into St Kilda Road northbound center lanes continuing to a left hand turn into Southbank Blvd, followed by a right hand turn into Sturt St, proceeding (under the St Kilda Rd) along Alexandra Ave to a right hand turn into Linlithgow Ave.
  • Proceed along Linlithgow Ave (marathon Runners must move to the left side of the road in Linlithgow Ave)onto Birdwood Ave to a right hand turn into Domain Rd. Followed by a right hand turn onto St Kilda Rd Southbound Service lane.
  • Proceed along St Kilda Rd Over Princes Bridge into Swanston St to a right hand turn onto 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 the MCG 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 – $95.00
Standard – $110.00

Entry Fee Includes
All competitors in the Marathon will receive the following:

  • Race Bib with attached Timing Chip
  • Competitor Information Booklet
  • Show bag and gift
  • Finishers Medal

Minimum Age – 16 years of age on Race Day
Field Limit – 11,000

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

A brief course description:

Start Location

  • Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance)
  • Melways Ref 2G A7

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 south along St Kilda Road.
  • At St Kilda Junction, runners turn right into Fitzroy Street then right into Lakeside Drive and do an anticlockwise lap of Albert Park Lake.
  • The 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, entering the pit lane in Aughtie Drive before U-turning approx 300m past the Pits Building.
  • Proceed to a right hand turn into Village Green Rd and right into Lakeside Drive towards 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 – HALF Marathon STAY on the RIGHT) 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 left into MCG and do the MCG 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)
In the 10km and 5.7km Runs, there are 2 wave starts to reduce the congestion at the start line. 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 – Adult $60.00, Child $35.00
Standard – Adult $80.00, Child $45.00

Entry Fee Includes
All competitors in the Marathon will receive the following:

  • Race Bib with attached Timing Chip
  • Competitor Information Booklet
  • Show bag and gift
  • Finishers Medal

Minimum Age – Entrants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult on course at all times
Field Limit – 10,000

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

A brief course description:

Start Location

  • Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance)
  • Melways Ref 2G A7

Course Description

  • Start 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 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.

  • Walkers – you may be required to move onto 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
In the 10km and 5.7km Runs, there are 2 wave starts to reduce the congestion at the start line.

The first wave will start, followed shortly after by the second wave.

Early Bird – Adult $40.00, Child $30.00
Standard (July 30 – October 12) – Adult $55.00, Child $40.00

Entry Fee Includes
All competitors in the Marathon will receive the following:

  • Race Bib with attached Timing Chip
  • Race Information Booklet
  • Show bag and gift
  • Finishers Medal

Minimum Age – Entrants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult on course at all times
Field Limit – 5,000

A brief course description:

Start Location

  • Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance)
  • Melways Ref 2G A7

Course Description

  • Start 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.
  • Turn right 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 Walk

Start Time – 11.15am

Early Bird – Adult $35.00, Child $15.00
Standard – Adult $45.00, Child $20.00

Entry Fee Includes
All competitors in the Marathon will receive the following:

  • Race Bib
  • Race Information Booklet
  • Show bag and gift
  • Finishers Medal

Minimum Age – Entrants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult on course at all times
Field Limit – 3,000

A brief course description:

Start Location

  • Batman Avenue (150m north of Rod Laver Arena entrance)
  • Melways Ref 2G A7

Course Description

  • Start 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.
  • Walkers 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.

Please note – This is a non-timed event therefore you will not receive a Timing Chip in your Race Pack.

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 2013 Melbourne Marathon Map

Melbourne Marathon 2013 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 2013 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.

For more information about MaxNRG Personal Training, call or email us now

ENTER THE EVENT ONLINE HERE

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Run for the Kids (Sunday March 24th, 2013)

Run for the Kids 2013

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Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday, 24 March 2013

**UPDATE 24/03/13 – This morning the Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids helped raise over $1.95 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital. CityLink has also donated another $50k, taking the total to $2 million raised.

Congratulations to everyone who came down and took part in today’s event!

Check out Herald Suns great photo gallery of the event online – HERE

2013 R4TK Results / Times

VIEW THE 2013 RESULTS ONLINE

The timing and results from the 2013 Run for the Kids will be available shortly. The results were captured by Timing Sports, using an electronic timing tag system that recorded participants via a signal emitting chip attached to each entrant’s shoe as they cross the start and finish lines.

If you ran in this years Run for the Kids and had a timing tag attached to your shoe on your laces the results and times should be available soon.

We will be updating our Facebook Page as soon as we are made aware of timing results being released, so if you would like to stay up-to-date with the release of all this years race results all you need to do is like our page below and we will let you know as soon as it happens.

The results have been released and can be viewed online here or buy a copy of the Herald Sun for Tuesday 26th March, 2013.

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It’s time for everyone to sign up for the main fun run event in Melbourne for 2013. That event of course is The 2013 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids.

As you are participating in the challenge of Run for the Kids 2013 and enjoying the best of Melbourne, spare a thought for the hundreds of patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital, who aren’t able to run, walk or skip their way around the unique course.

Each will benefit from your involvement in the event, as money raised will fund projects, research and technological innovations to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

By doing a little bit more, you can help so much.

01/04/2012 NEWS: Herald Sun Run for the kids. Start of 5 km event.

Race Event Details & Entry Fees

ENTRY UPDATE: Time to celebrate – the Run for the Kids 2013 has officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to each and every one of the 35,000 people who have signed up in 2013 to make it the biggest run yet.

We can’t wait for Sunday, 24 March and hope that together we can keep raising as much money as possible for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
 

This enormous event of 35,000 entries could not be staged without the dedication and hard work of volunteers. Behind the scenes the event relies on more than 800 volunteers to man drink stations, street corners and the finish line to assist and cheer the runners on their way.

-> Join the Volunteer Army!

The Run for the Kids is on Sunday 24th March 2013 and there are two distances to choose from. The long course is 15km and starts at 8.50am, and the short course which is 5.5km starts at 8.10am.

The long course (15km) event is $52 per person, with $31 donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.
The short course (5.5km) event is $47 per person, with $29 donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.

How do I enter?

You can enter via two methods either online via the registration page, or by obtaining an entry form from the Herald Sun, completing and returning it to the Race Office for processing.

To register online, all runners and walkers need to register via the Run for the Kids website……click here (EVENT SOLD OUT!)

No entries will be accepted on race day!

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Run for the Kids Volunteers!


This enormous event of 35,000 entries could not be staged without the dedication and hard work of volunteers. Behind the scenes the event relies on more than 800 volunteers to man drink stations, street corners and the finish line to assist and cheer the runners on their way.

Volunteering is a terrific way of being involved and helping to raise vital funds for the 2013 Good Friday Appeal.

Lunch is provided, and all volunteers receive a free tshirt.

Volunteers for the 2013 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids must be 16 years of age on 24 March 2013 and will be required to attend one of two Information and Training Sessions in February-March 2013. Further details regarding training sessions will be provided.

Course Marshal – On Course
Course Marshals are assigned to designated areas along the run course to help ensure that the course is safe for participants to compete on. The course is divided into 6 Sectors. Each Sector will have a Sector Leader and these Sector Leaders will be issued a radio and will brief and deploy individual marshals to the course.

Drink Station Assistant – On Course
Volunteers are deployed to drinks stations on the course to ensure that runners are provided with drinks while participating in the event. Volunteers set up drink stations before the runners arrive by laying out cups and filling with water. They then provide drinks to runners, and remove empty/used cups.

Start / Finish Drink Station Assistant – Race Village
Volunteers provide drinks to runners at the start line. After the long course starts, they pack up the start line drinks station and move to the finish line. At the finish line, volunteers provide drinks to runners, and remove empty/used cups.

Start Line / Finish Line Marshal – Race Village
Volunteers help direct entrants to the correct marshalling zone areas at the Start line. Each zone is clearly indicated with feather flags & signs corresponding to coloured race numbers. When the runners cross the finish line they will be exhausted and excited. They will most likely want to stop, rest and chat. This can create a very congested finish area. It is your job to congratulate and thank them but to then kindly ask them to keep moving as they need to pass through the back-up timing system to ensure their time is captured.

Timing Chip Removal Marshals – Race Village
Volunteers assist competitors to remove their timing chips after they cross the line and collect them in the supplied tubs. Clippers will be provided.

Information Assistant – Race Village
A specific Information Tent will be set up in the Village as a central point for general questions and enquires. Some volunteers are required to staff the tent, some will be positioned on stands to help direct people and others will wander through the Village and help answer people’s questions.

Baggage Services Assistant – Race Village
A fenced baggage storage area will be set up in the village with entries at one end and exits at the other. Volunteers assist with managing the flow of participants through this area.

Volunteer Services Assistant – Race Village
Volunteers will be responsible for checking in all volunteers for the event and providing them with meal vouchers and tshirts.

REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER

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You can select from two different distances to enter for the Run for the Kids

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15.5km Event


15km long course
Start Time – 8.50am
Start Location – Alexandra Avenue

A brief course description:The 2013 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids long course incorporates all of the unique features that have made it a landmark event and gives participants access to normally off-limit roads. The race village and start/finish area are in Kings Domain, making it easy for family and friends who are not competing to be part of the fun and close to the action.

The race starts at Kings Domain in Alexandra Avenue, right next to the Alexandra Gardens, heads over Swan Street Bridge, into Batman Avenue and through the Domain Tunnel.

Coming off Bolte Bridge, runners travel back into the city via Docklands along Waterfront Promenade, New Quay Promenade and Harbour Esplanade where Channel 7 staff will be waiting at a drink station with entertainment and special give-aways.

The course will rejoin Spencer Street as per last year, cross Queensbridge and proceed down the waterfront at Southbank. Runners will pass Hamer Hall, and continue under Princes Bridge, along Boathouse Drive, turn through the Alexandra Gardens into a short uphill section along Petticoat Lane to enter St Kilda Road and onto the same finish as previous years.

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

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5.5km Event


5.5km short course
Start Time – 8.10am
Start Location – Boathouse Drive

A brief course description:A shorter 5.5km scenic course is also available to allow those participants who do not feel comfortable about running or jogging 15km but wish to be involved in the event and play a significant part in raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The short course starts in Alexandra Avenue, does a circuit of the Yarra River via Batman Ave and Federation Square, and then down St Kilda Road, along Birdwood Avenue and u-turns back to the finish in Linlithgow Avenue.

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

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Do it for Charity!!!

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This is the biggest fun run event in Melbourne each year and helps raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
In 2013, we hope to raise more than ever for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Every little bit helps provide the Hospital with funds for new equipment or facilities.

Each donation is recorded on your fundraising page along with messages of encouragement from your supporters, and all the administration is taken care of by Everyday Hero, so you’ll still have plenty of time to train for race day.

Start your donation page here

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GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL

The Good Friday Appeal is the public face of fundraising for Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital. It has provided more than $245 million to the hospital since the Appeal began in 1931. 90 cents in every dollar raised is used by The Royal Children’s Hospital to purchase medical equipment and to fund research. Click here for details

The Run for the Kids 2013 Map

Run for the Kids Course Map
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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 the event. So make sure to keep an eye out for our Moonee Valley based personal trainers who will participating in the charity event and come and say hello.

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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MS Melbourne Cycle

Alexandra Ave, Alexandra Gardens, MELBOURNE
Sunday 24th February, 2013

Are you looking to participate in an upcoming fun run, walk, ride or charity event in Melbourne? Come and join in the MS Melbourne Cycle at Alexander Gardens on Sunday 24th February 2013.
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1 day to go before the 2013 MS Melbourne Cycle, Sunday the 24th of Feb.

MS Melbourne Cycle is a perfect opportunity to get on your bike and show your support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that effects over 23,000 Australians.

As a proud supporter of the MS Melbourne Cycle, we encourage all of you to visit their website and register for great cycling event.

Choose the 50km course or the family friendly 25km option. Both courses allow you to enjoy the ride over Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge!

Check it out and register online at www.msmelbournecycle.org.au

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Also, ‘like’ their facebook page to win a Sirrus Sport bike by Specialized valued at $699!

Like the MS Melbourne Cylce Facebook page and then follow the link to enter and GOOD LUCK!>> http://goo.gl/gBYym

About the MS Melbourne Cycle

MS Melbourne Cycle is a perfect opportunity to get on your bike and show your support for people living with MS.

The Melbourne Cycle’s 50km ride is well regarded as the best way to prepare for your transition into bunch riding and the perfect course length for a challenging yet comfortable experience. The 25km short course is aimed at families to experience a leisurely alternative.

Cycle Event Details

Both the 25km and 50km course start at Alexandra Gardens and finish at Princes Park in Carlton, so a great way for everyone to get involved and help show your support for MS Australia.

Start Site: Alexandra Ave, Alexandra Gardens (Melway Ref: 2F J7)
25km Course: Start Time – 8.00am-8.30am
50km Course: Start Time – 7.00am-8.00am

Course Maps

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The changes to the courses for 2013 are designed to

    • Reduce cyclists congestion through the Melbourne CBD, which has been address by a separate start and finish site.

Reduce the number of traffic lights and major intersections that cyclists travel through

  • Offer two route distances for cyclists, allowing both distance the view over the Westgate Bridge

 

The course starts at Alexandra with the event finishing at Princes Park where cyclists can take in the live entertainment and food stalls.

Ride For Someone You Know With MS and register online now!

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Do it for Charity!!!

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This is one of the major events held in Melbourne and a vital part of this event is to raise money for MS Australia.
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MS Australia

MS Australia provides programs and choices to people with MS including a range of residential facilities, social support programs, accommodation support services, attendant care in private homes, involvement with regional centres and country link programs. These services are vital to maintain the independence and dignity of people with MS.

MS Australia is also the largest funder of MS research in Australia through its research branch MS Research Australia.

Find out more about multiple sclerosis and MS Australia Click here for details

Enter online now at https://www.msmelbournecycle.org.au/

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 the 25km or 50km ride. So make sure to keep an eye out for our Carlton personal trainers who may be participating in the MS Melbourne Cycle charity event and come and say hello.

If you are looking to participate in a Melbourne 2013 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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2013 Sunset Series, presented by Brooks

2013 Sunset Series, Presented by Brooks

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Race 1: The Tan, Kings Domain – Wednesday 6 February, 2013
Race 2: Melbourne Zoo, Royal Park – Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Race 3: Princes Park, Carlton – Wednesday 6 March, 2013

If you’re looking for a fun way to gauge and increase your fitness level in 2013, while fundraising for a great cause, enter the Sunset Series, presented by Brooks, and strive to smash your personal best!

This year FebFast are the official charity of the Sunset Series, so take a break from alcohol for 28 days and help raise money that goes to programs which help the most vulnerable young people and families who are tackling serious alcohol and drug issues.

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Race 1 is on Wednesday, 6 February at The Tan Track, and the Sunset Series offers a 4km or 8km run/walk and the opportunity to measure your progress and get better with each race spread out over the month. Race 2 will be taking place on Wednesday, 20 February at Melbourne Zoo, and Race 3 will be held on Wednesday, 6 march at Princes Park.

With three unique running locations, including the Melbourne Zoo this year, there is something new to experience at each event! Enter the 3-Race Series today to help you keep your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions on track.

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Race 1 – The Tan, Kings Domain – Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Race Start Times:
6:50pm: 4km run
7:15pm: 8km run
7:20pm: 4km and 8km walk

Where:
The assembly area is located at Kings Domain, Botanical Gardens on Alexandra Avenue (Melway Ref: 2G 9A) and the start and finish line is at the assembly area.

Race 1 Map - The Tan Track

Anderson Street Hill Dash Competition

Anyone that has ever run the Tan Track before will know of the dreaded Anderson Street Hill! Located along Anderson Street, a third of the way along the course at Race 1, the hill gives you an added challenge to push through in your run.

This year, all participants in Race 1 will be timed how long it takes to get to the top of Anderson Street Hill. The fastest male in the 8km and the 4km will take home a pair of Brooks Vapor Running Shoes and the fastest female in both distances will get a $100 moving comfort voucher!

Participants must complete the race to win the hill dash.

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Race 2 – Melbourne Zoo, Royal Park – Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Race Start Times:
6:50pm: 4km run
7:15pm: 8km run
7:20pm: 4km and 8km walk

Where:
The assembly area is located at Brens Oval (right next to the main entrance to the Zoo) in Royal Park on Elliott Avenue (Melway Ref: 29 12F) and the start and finish line is at the assembly area.

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Race 2 Map - Melbourne Zoo - Royal Park

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Race 3 – Princes Park, Carlton – Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Race Start Times:
6:50pm: 4km run
7:15pm: 8km run
7:20pm: 4km and 8km walk

Where:
The assembly area is located at VISY Park (Princes Park), on Garton Street (Melway Ref: 29 H12) and the start and finish line is at the assembly area.

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Race 3 Map - Princes Park, Carlton, VIC

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How to Enter:

Early bird entries close at 5pm Wednesday, one week prior to the event.

Early Bird Closes – Race 1: Wednesday, 23 January
Early Bird Closes – Race 2: Wednesday, 13 February
Early Bird Closes – Race 3: Wednesday, 27 February

Online entries close 12 noon Tuesday prior the event.

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There is also on-day registration available at the assembly area of each event starting at 5:30pm.

What do I get for my entry fee?

– The first 1200 series entrants will receive a free Brooks running tee
– Accurate electronic timing from the Start to Finish Events Ipico timing system
– Giveaways for those entering the individual events
– >Medals to overall placegetters in run events
– Win one of many spot prizes!

MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

For those who have entered the entire 2013 Sunset Series CONGRATULATIONS from the team at MaxNRG Personal Training, best of luck with tracking and seeing your improvement across the 3 events.

This year we have a few of our MaxNRG clients who competed in last years events as well as some first timers who will be completing all 3 races in the series. We will also have some of our MaxNRG trainers competing so please come up and say hello before or after the race if you see us.

If you’re not yet registered for this event but you think that this might be the challenge you are looking for but need some help getting started fill out our online enquiry form or call 0403-741-278 and speak to either of our head personal trainers Russell Laurie or David Atkinson and we can help get you started.

At MaxNRG we are a mobile personal training company that comes to you and can assist you with any of your health fitness goals; we currently have a number of clients training with us in preparation for various fitness events this year. Learn more about our personal training services in Carlton, VIC

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Ironman Melbourne (Sunday March 24th, 2013)

Ironman Melbourne 2013

Melbourne, VICTORIA
Sunday 24th March, 2013

Ironman returns to Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australia. The course features a 3.8-kilometre swim in Frankston; a 180-kilometre bike ride on the EastLink Tollway; and a 42.2-kilometre run along Port Philip Bay towards the finish line at the St Kilda Baths. 75 Kona qualifiying slots are on offer.

*Update 24/03/13 – Eneko Llanos won today’s URBAN Hotel Group IRONMAN® Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne.

2013 Ironman Melbourne Results

Elite Men:
Eneko Llanos (ESP) 7:36.07, 1; Marino Vanhoenaker (BEL) 7:38.58, 2; Craig Alexander (AUS) 7:39.36, 3; Jordan Rapp (USA) 7:50.53, 4; Chris Legh (AUS) 7:52.28, 5; Per Bittner (GER) 7:58.27, 6; Jimmy Johnsen (AUS) 7:59.36, 7; Jeremy Jurkiewicz (FRA) 8:00.49, 8; Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 8:01.08, 9; Tyler Butterfield (USA) 8:02.05.

Elite Women:
Corinne Abraham (WAL) 8:10.55, 1; Yvonne van Vlerken (AUS) 8:26.39, 2; Caroline Steffen (SUI) 8:31.21, 3; Natascha Badmann (SUI) 8:34.37, 4; Gina Crawford (NZL) 8:37.22, 5; Amanda Stevens (USA) 8:39.38, 6; Carrie Lester (AUS) 8:41.21, 7; Sarah Piampiano (USA) 8:44.51, 8; Britta Martin (NZL) 8:45.49, 9; Anna Ross (NZL) 8:49.31, 10.

Read more about Llanos’s win and the 2013 Ironman Melbourne event here – LLANOS STORMS HOME TO WIN IRONMAN MELBOURNE

Ironman is so much more than a triathlon.!!!

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THE 2013 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne Athlete Information Guide (AIG) will be available approximately one month before the event. If you would like to view the 2012 AIG Here

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Course Information

Swim – 3.8km / 2.4miles (Frankston Foreshore)

The information below relates to the 2012 event course. Confirmed 2013 information will be released closer to the event date

 
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The 2012 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship 3.8km one-lap swim took place on the Frankston Foreshore. Athletes started next to the pier facing the Melbourne Direction and swam 1.6km to the first turning buoy. Athletes then turned left and swam 200m out to sea before turning left again returning to the pier. The swim course took athletes past the pier where athletes turned left and headed back to shore. The change tents were located at the start of the car park and Transition (T1) was located at the top car park area.

**Please note that the 2013 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship is subject to changes and we strongly recommend that every athlete and spectator read the 2013 AIG when it becomes available online HERE

Bike Course – 180km / 112 miles (EastLink Tollway)

The information below relates to the 2012 event course. Confirmed 2013 information will be released closer to the event date


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The 2012 180km IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship bike leg was a two-lap course, taking place mainly along the EastLink Tollway.

Athletes exited the Car park at the Frankston Foreshore after the swim leg and turned left onto the Nepean Highway. Athletes then turned right into Playne Street and followed the road to the lights at the Mornington freeway. Athletes then turned left and continued along the freeway until the road turned into the EastLink Tollway. Athletes stayed left at all times on the tollway and followed the undulating course to the Springvale Road exit. The course also made the athletes negotiate the Eastlink Tunnel twice which is a steep gradient of 12%.

**Please note that the 2013 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship is subject to changes and we strongly recommend that every athlete and spectator read the 2013 AIG when it becomes available online HERE

Run Course – 42.2km / 26.2 miles (Frankston to St Kilda)

The information below relates to the 2012 event course. Confirmed 2013 information will be released closer to the event date


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After completing the bike course athletes dismount and volunteers take their bike from them and place them safely onto the truck, which transport the bikes to the finish line in St Kilda. Athletes then change in the marquee and make their way onto the 42.2km run initially heading south towards Oliver’s Hill and then they return past the transition area and head over the Frankston foot bridge.

Athletes then follow the beach pathway to the Frankston SLSC where they then turn East and follow the creek back towards the Transition Area. Just prior to the transition area the course crosses the creek and follows the paths until they reach the Nepean Highway. Athletes then run on the left lane of the highway to Mordialloc. Once at Mordialloc athletes follow the pathway all the way to the finish at St. Kilda Sea Baths.

**Please note that the 2013 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship is subject to changes and we strongly recommend that every athlete and spectator read the 2013 AIG when it becomes available online HERE

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Registration

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2013 GENERAL ENTRY IS SOLD OUT

General entries for IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship Melbourne 2013 sold out in just under 5 minutes, and there are no further general entry slots available.

Entry Fees for 2013
Individual: $825.00 ($AUD)
Triathlon Australia One Day Membership: $25.00 ($AUD)

Cancellation Fees
Ironman Melbourne 2013
– A 50% cancellation fee will be incurred if you withdraw up until 5pm 28th September, 2012
– A 75% cancellation fee will be incurred if you withdraw up until 5pm 8th February, 2013
– No refunds will be offered after 5pm 8th February, 2013

Refund/Withdrawal Policy
Withdrawals prior to the event day must be in writing – Mail: Ironman Melbourne, PO Box 1145, Eagle Farm QLD 4009 or Email melbourne@ironman.com

View the confirmed competitors for the 2013 Melbourne IRONMAN

Craig Alexander wins Inaugural Ironman Melbourne in 2012

Caroline Steffen wins Inaugural Ironman Melbourne in 2012

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For the latest news and updates on the 2013 Melbourne Ironman visit: http://www.ironmanmelbourne.com

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