The 44th Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival is only a few months away, so stretch out those muscles and get ready for a lovely day of walking or running in the spring. Whether fitness is your life, or you’re just looking to give it a go, all are welcome at Australia’s largest running festival. Athletes of all ages, abilities and experience levels are invited to take part in six distances, starting at Batman Avenue, and finishing at the MCG. The Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival will take place on Sunday October 2.
Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival
At this event, you’ll journey around some beloved landmarks around Melbourne, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Flinders Street Station, St Kilda beach, and of course, the MCG. Events this year include the Nike Melbourne Marathon (42.195km), Nike Wheelchair Marathon (42.195km), Nike Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km Run, 5km Run and 3km Walk.
“After delivering the largest running event since the start of the pandemic in December 2021, we are delighted for the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival to return to our city this spring,” said Event Director Marcus Gale. “Our world class network of expert trainers and loyal sponsors are ready and raring to help participants through every step of their training journey.”
Prepare for race day with fitness products, stores and offers from Nike and other sponsors at the Runners Expo on the MCG concourse. This expo will run from September 29 to October 2.
If you’re particularly keen, opt for the Very Important Runner package, which will give you access to personalised bibs, tailored training programs, pre-race snacks and a private room to prepare for the rae.
On the day, spectators and supporters will be able to enter the MCG for free, so they can cheer you on from the stands.
To register and begin your training journey, visit the Melbourne Marathon website.