Run Melbourne (Sunday 15 July, 2012)

Run Melbourne, presented by The Age

Take part in this year Run Melbourne, one of Melbourne’s major walk, fun run charity event in Melbourne. Come and join in the event this year at Federation Square on Sunday 15th July 2012.

Run Melbourne, presented by The Age

It’s on again in 2012!

On Sunday, 15 July 2012, Run Melbourne, presented by The Age will be held once again, offering participants a half-marathon, an Australian Institute of Fitness 10km run and a 5km run or walk, starting and finishing at Federation Square. From its inception in 1994 as Run to the G, this event has become synonymous with Melbourne.

When the event first started in 1994 it was a major running and walking event for Melbourne and Victoria that incorporated many of the cities finest landmarks and giving participants a chance to make their weekend run an occasion to remember by finishing with a lap of the iconic MCG.

Much has changed since those early days with the event no longer finishing with a lap of the MCG, nor does it start in Yarra Park, and more distances and events have been added (a 5km walk/run, 10km run and a half-marathon (21.1km)).

*UPDATE – Early bird entries close Friday 15 June! Enter HERE NOW!

The event now has a new home at Federation Square and the date of the event has gradually moved from being held in May or mid June to now mid July.

Although the course has changed both distances and routes throughout the years, the inner city course remains Melbourne’s most scenic and takes in such landmarks as Flinders St. Station, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Federation Square, Princes Bridge, the Sandridge rail bridge, the Yarra River and the picturesque parkland at Birrarung Marr.

The Age Run Melbourne is the community fitness event for everyone. With the right training, anyone, at any age and any fitness level can participate. It’s also an opportunity to raise money for the charity you care about most. Last years 2011 event had 20,447 participants and raised $1,279,395 for a number of fantastic charities.

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Run Melbourne Race Kits

All entries made before 5pm Friday, 15 June 2012 can choose to have their race kits mailed to them. Postage will incur a $5 fee. Race kits can also be picked up free of charge at the Health and Fitness Expo, prior to event day.

The Running Fit Health & Fitness Expo is FREE three day event leading up to The Age Run Melbourne! The FREE Expo is a must see for all running and fitness enthusiasts as well as a great place to start if you are a novice runner, social jogger or weekend warrior looking to improve your health and fitness, or to simply enjoy your running experience more.

Those who enter after Friday, 15 June, 2012 will not be posted a race kit. Instead, collection of race kits will be available at the Running Fit Health & Fitness Expo (Thursday, 12 July – Saturday, 14 July).

Race kits include: IPICO timing tag, race number and participant instructions.

All entrants will receive a timing tag and two twist ties in their race kit. The timing tag should be attached to your shoelace with the twist ties provided, so that your time can be recorded. Each entrant will receive their own individual race kit. If you entered a number of people at the same address then each person will be mailed their own race kit. Race kits may arrive on different days, even if you entered a group of participants at the same time.

Race Numbers

All runners and walkers must pin your event race number to the front of your top before the start of each event. Event race numbers will be colour coded according to the event you are in.

  • Half-marathon – Yellow race number
  • Australian Institute of Fitness 10km – Red race number
  • 5km – Blue race number
  • 3km Kids Run – Green race number

Results & Finishers medals

Your results will be produced by net time. The timing tag will record your official time from when you cross the start line until you cross the finish line. Trophies will be awarded to the first three males and females in each event based on gun time. So, if you feel you have a chance of placing, please run in the first wave.

All participants who complete their event will be presented with the 2012 edition of the “icons of Melbourne” medal featuring the Shrine of Remembrance medal once they have crossed the finish line.

Run Melbourne Course Map

The map below is a combined course map of all the Run Melbourne events.
Run Melbourne 2012 Map

MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

Like most Melbourne Fun Run events we are hoping to have a number of our clients and a group of our personal trainers entering in the events. So make sure to keep an eye out for our MaxNRG Personal Training team who will participating at this years Run Melbourne and if you do see us, please come and say hello.


If you want to participate in a Melbourne 2012 fun run, charity walk or bike ride our team at MaxNRG Personal Training are here to help you. Our mobile personal trainers operate throughout Melbourne and can create a training regime customised to whatever health and fitness goal you have set out to achieve.

Call 0403-741-278 or fill out our online contact form and a member of the MaxNRG Personal Training team can discuss your current training program.

Help preparing for a Fun Run