Melbourne Marathon

3.6 (5 Reviews)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13 Oct, 2024 (Sun)
Event size: 25000 - 49999 participants

Running

5 km, 10 km, 21.097 km, 42.195 km

Walking

3 km

About the event

Australia's most iconic marathon is back, with the 2023 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival being held on 15 October. Thousands from all over the world will take to the vibrant city streets, passing many of Melbourne's famous landmarks en-route before finishing with a lap of the MCG's hallowed turf. 

The Festival features distances for all ages and abilities making it a great family friendly event. Events include the Nike Melbourne Marathon (42.195km), Nike Half Marathon (21.1km),  10km Run, 5km Run and 3km Walk.

Event details and schedule

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER, 2023   7:00am | Nike Marathon | 42.195km   7:55am | Nike Wheelchair Marathon | 42.195km   8:00am | Nike Half Marathon | 21.1km
7:30am | 10km Run   11:30am | 5km Run   11:45am | 3km Walk  
   

Races offered by this event

You have 32 weeks to prepare

Marathon

13 Oct, 2024 (Sun) - 07:00
Running
42.195 km
Race size: 5000 - 9999 participants
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10km Run

13 Oct, 2024 (Sun) - 07:30
Running
10 km
Race size: 5000 - 9999 participants
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Half Marathon

13 Oct, 2024 (Sun) - 08:00
Running
21.097 km
Race size: 10000 - 14999 participants
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5km Run

13 Oct, 2024 (Sun) - 11:00
Running
5 km
Race size: 2500 - 4999 participants
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3km Walk

13 Oct, 2024 (Sun) - 11:45
Walking
3 km
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Reviews

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Dee Dee
Oct 2018

Route was ok but event was very badly organised. We got yelled at, told to move over and even worse, when we got to the finish line they had run out of medals so we missed out!

10KM track was flat, but not well organised as shared with marathon runners so had to move over/off for bikes, cars and runners,meaning we had to stop and lose pace.

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Dan Walding
Country flag of AU
Oct 2016
42.195 km

As a Victorian I had to run this race. It's epic to finish in the MCG. Melbourne marathon is the biggest in Australia (slightly bigger than Gold Coast), so a fairly big crowd. Nice time of the year to race, so unlikely to be too hot. The half marathon is great, you run around Albert Park lake and back, finishing in the MCG. The full race goes around the lake, then down to St Kilda and along the bay in a big loop before back up St Kilda Rd and into the MCG. What I don't like is the gentle incline up St Kilda Rd which you don't want at the end of the race, and it does a backwards loop around Linlithgow Ave at about the 37 Km mark which is a bit soul destroying because you run back away from the MCG for a few Kms before finally entering the stadium. I'd prefer they put that loop on the outbound leg, not on the return.

It's great to finish in the MCG but that gentle uphill up St Kilda Rd is not the greatest way to finish a marathon.

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Sarah Herft
Country flag of AU
42.195 km

Melbourne is a really cool city to run a Marathon. This event is pretty flat and covers some of the most iconic landmarks we have. The downside is the loooooong out & back stretch along St. Kilda Rd - it seems endless. Great to finish the race on the iconic MCG!

This was my 2nd Marathon event. It was an unusually hot day for October which left many runners without enough hydration. There were casualties! Overall a good marathon which just gets bigger over time

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Trang Ha
Country flag of AU

Atmosphere was pretty amazing as you finish the run into the MCG. It was unexpectedly hot but it was a good run.

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Steven Huxter

The course was nice and flat, plenty of good views when running out of the city towards the coast. There was a great atmosphere for the duration of the race and plenty of support. Finishing in the MCG was an absolute highlight for my first marathon, I'll definitely be back.

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Results 2022: Melbourne Marathon

03 Oct, 2022 (Mon)

Marathon Timothy Kiplagat Ronoh(#7) outpaced more then 6205 runners to win in 02:09:12. He finished one minute 12 seconds ahead of Cornelus Kibet Kiplagat (#8). Rounding out the top three was Reece Edwards (#6) with a time of 02:14:41. For the women, Beatrice Cheptoo (#10) took top spot in 02:27:58 , followed by Izzi Batt Doyle (#4) who finished with a time of 02:28:10. The third place went to Yeneabeba Maru Ejigu (#9) with a time of 02:28:54 Top 3 Men 1 Timothy Kiplagat Ronoh(#7) 02:09:12 2 Cornelus Kibet Kiplagat (#8) 02:10:24 3 Reece Edwards (#6) 02:14:41 Top 3 Women 1 Beatrice Cheptoo (#10) 02:27:58 2 Izzi Batt Doyle (#4) 02:28:10 3 Yeneabeba Maru Ejigu (#9) 02:28:54 Complete results Half Marathon Jack Rayner (#25503) grinded past more than 10045 runners to win in 01:02:16. He bested Matthew Clarke (#20022) who crossed the finish line one minute 10 seconds behind him. Finishing third was Sam Mcentee (#24898) (01:03:48). In the women’s race, Jessica Stenson (#20001) took top honours by finishing the race in 01:12:22 . She finished one minute 42 seconds ahead of Rose Davies (#24897). Sarah Klein (#20006) got the third place in 01:14:43. Top 3 Men 1 Jack Rayner (#25503) 01:02:16 2 Matthew Clarke (#20022) 01:03:26 3 Sam Mcentee (#24898) 01:03:48 Top 3 Women 1 Jessica Stenson (#20001) 01:12:22 2 Rose Davies (#24897) 01:14:04 3 Sarah Klein (#20006) 01:14:43 Complete results 10km Run Dale Carroll (#40772) took top honours by finishing the race in 00:30:19. Dale Carroll (#40772) and Lachlan Herd (#42489) share the same time (00:30:22) and the second place. For the women, Caitlin Adams (#40002) took top honours by finishing the race in 00:32:27 . She finished one minute 15 seconds ahead of Natalie Rule (#43147). Finishing third was Melissa Duncan (#41562) (00:34:14). Top 3 Men 1 Dale Carroll (#40772) 00:30:19 2 Lachlan Herd (#42489) 00:30:22 3 Archie Reid (#42245) 00:30:22 Top 3 Women 1 Caitlin Adams (#40002) 00:32:27 2 Natalie Rule (#43147) 00:33:42 3 Melissa Duncan (#41562) 00:34:14 Complete results 5km Run Adam Pyke (#60776) outran roughly 2994 runners to win with a time of 00:15:15. Coming in second was Finn Kane (#60012) (00:15:59). Alec Franzke (#60972) (00:16:14) made notched third place. For the women, Piperg Gay (#60015) finished first in 00:18:06 . She bested Morgan Mitchell (#60182) who crossed the finish line 38 seconds behind her. Finishing third was Chloe Phelan (#60661) (00:19:46). Top 3 Men 1 Adam Pyke (#60776) 00:15:15 2 Finn Kane (#60012) 00:15:59 3 Alec Franzke (#60972) 00:16:14 Top 3 Women 1 Piperg Gay (#60015) 00:18:06 2 Morgan Mitchell (#60182) 00:18:44 3 Chloe Phelan (#60661) 00:19:46 Complete results
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