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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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