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    Run Melbourne 2024

    Run Melbourne 2024

    Organiser: Sole Motive

    Get ready to embrace the challenge of running through the city of Melbourne.Run Melbourne isn’t just a race; it’s an unparalleled experience. Sweat, celebrate and push yourself past iconic city landmarks, with the crowds cheering you on and the adrenaline pumping through your veins.Along with our Presenting Partner ASICS we are thrilled to use the Grand Slam Oval as our...

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
    0.7 km from Melbourne VIC
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    Collingwood Winter Run

    Collingwood Winter Run

    Organiser: Collingwood Winterun

    5000m track events and relays for everyone; suburban runners, recreational runners, run crews, club runners and more. Features chip timing, great prizemoney and prizes, snacks and food carts, music and great MCs Suburban 5000m - Heats for everyone to run a PBTeam Championships - Who's the fastest 5000m run team in MelbourneRelay championship - 2x2x400m mixed relayJuly 27, 2024Collingwood VIC, Australia

    Collingwood VIC, Australia
    3.4 km from Melbourne VIC
    Spartan Urban Event Weekend

    Spartan Urban Event Weekend

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    Organiser: Werribee Racing Club

    Prepare for a legendary showdown at Werribee Race Course, as Spartan takes over with the Sprint, Super, and Kids Race!Conquer thrilling obstacles, overcome the rugged terrain, and unleash your inner Spartan.Whether you're a seasoned warrior or a budding champion, this event promises an epic day of grit, glory, and a whole lot of mud!Urban RaceAfter your race, you'll have tons...

    Werribee Racing Club, 2-10 Bulban Road, Werribee Victoria 3030, Australia
    29.3 km from Melbourne VIC
    Sandy Point Half Marathon 2024

    Sandy Point Half Marathon 2024

    Organiser: Sole Motive

    Sandy Point half marathon is back and will take place at the beautiful bayside of Melbourne on 25 August 2024!This is not something you'll want to miss - run the AIMS-certified half marathon fast and flat course along an open road, with a wonderful sea breeze running through your hair and the skyline of Melbourne city in the distance and...

    Green Point, Brighton VIC, Australia
    12.4 km from Melbourne VIC
    Sandy Point Half Marathon

    Sandy Point Half Marathon

    Organiser: Sole Motive

    Sandy Point half marathon is back and will take place at the beautiful bayside of Melbourne.Challenge yourself to a 21.1km, 10km or 5km race.This is not something you'll want to miss - run the AIMS-certified half marathon fast and flat course along an open road, with a wonderful sea breeze running through your hair and the skyline of Melbourne city...

    Green Point, Brighton Victoria 3186, Australia
    12.4 km from Melbourne VIC
    Berwick Half Marathon - Quarter Marathon - 5km - KIDS Mile

    Berwick Half Marathon - Quarter Marathon - 5km - KIDS Mile

    Organiser: Berwick Half

    The City of Casey's one and only Half Marathon event the Berwick Half is holding its second annual event on Sunday 25th August 2024.Featuring something for the entire family with 5 distances to chose from there is a:Half Marathon (21.1km)Quarter Marathon (10.5km)5kmKIDS Mile (1.6km)Junior Jog 400m (Under 7's)Set within the picturesque Berwick Springs Park on a flat 5.25km circuit that...

    Beauford Avenue, Narre Warren South VIC, Australia
    42.7 km from Melbourne VIC
    Puffing Billy Railway Running Festival

    Puffing Billy Railway Running Festival

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    Organiser: Puffing Billy Railway

    Celebrating its rich heritage and unique blend of athletic challenge with the scenic beauty of the Dandenong Ranges Puffing Billy Running Festival promises a weekend full of excitement and adventure for runners and spectators alike.Puffing Billy Running Festival unfolds over two full days Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of September and includes:Saturday 7th (Starting 8AM at Lakeside Visitor Centre Station)1.2km...

    Emerald VIC, Australia
    44.6 km from Melbourne VIC
    Run Prix

    Run Prix

    Organiser: Big Long Run Pty Ltd

    Australia’s Fastest Road Running Race?This is record setting territory. The full GP circuit is closed down. The traffic islands are removed for the day, and the racing is on smooth flat bitumen. Loop course. No hairpin turns. No off-roading. No gravel. No grass. No compromises.Half Marathon, 10km and 5km. All AIMS certified measurement too. So no wondering if you really ran a...

    12 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC, Australia
    3.8 km from Melbourne VIC
    Melbourne Marathon Festival 2024

    Melbourne Marathon Festival 2024

    Organiser: Melbourne Marathon Festival

    The Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival, Australia’s premier Marathon event, returns Sunday, 13 October 2024. Choose from five distances, from 42.195k to 3k, each starting on Batman Avenue (150m North of Rod Laver Arena), and finishing with a lap of honour around the MCG’s hallowed turf!MarathonBe a part of Australia’s premier marathon and race alongside marathon legends. Circle around Albert Park...

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
    0.7 km from Melbourne VIC
    Roller Coaster Run

    Roller Coaster Run

    Organiser: Roller Coaster Trail Run

    The Roller Coaster Run is Melbourne’s mountain run and all about the zig-zag tracks, the gnarly loops and the trails that never flatten out in the lush, wilderness of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.It’s just an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, it’s a Melbourne trail run like no other.46K DOUBLE LOOP ULTRALooking to conquer your first Ultra? Look no further, this...

    Kalorama Memorial Reserve, 1190-1196 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama Victoria 3766, Australia
    37.1 km from Melbourne VIC
    Marysville Marathon Festival

    Marysville Marathon Festival

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    Organiser: Trails Plus

    Trailsplus is proud to host the annual Marysville Marathon Festival. The event has played an important part in the community’s recovery from the tragic 2009 bushfires through financial donations and community involvement.The event features running events of 4km, 10km, Half Marathon (21km), Marathon (42km) and Ultramarathon (50km) on scenic valley trails and forest tracks, passing sparkling rivers and waterfalls. Participants...

    Marysville VIC, Australia
    77.3 km from Melbourne VIC
    Eltham Fun Run Walk 2024

    Eltham Fun Run Walk 2024

    Organiser: Eltham Leisure Centre

    The Eltham Fun Run Walk on Sunday the 17th of November 2024 is an annual 5km and 10km fun run and walk through some of the most picturesque walking trails in Melbourne, Victoria.Last year's event was a record-breaking event with over 800 participants and over $20 000 raised for the Pat Cronin Foundation.Enjoy the scenery along the Nillumbik walking paths...

    Eltham Leisure Centre, Brougham Street, Eltham VIC, Australia
    19.3 km from Melbourne VIC
    2XU Wellness Run Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue

    2XU Wellness Run Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue

    Organiser: O2Events

    Running is a powerful tool to manage mental health and improve your wellness.On December 1st 2024, let’s run, jog or walk, 5km, 10km, or 21.1km and raise funds for Beyond Blue 🏃 💙Every dollar you raise helps to fund Beyond Blue’s 24/7 Support Services 📞Let’s get training, feeling better, and help support others.Registrations Open: Friday 31st May 2024Date: Sunday 1st,...

    St Kilda VIC, Australia
    5.6 km from Melbourne VIC
    The Hallora Marathon

    The Hallora Marathon

    Organiser: the hallora marathon festival

    The Hallora Marathon is a great social event for everyone and families are most welcome to join in on this fun run/walk/bike ride. There are two main goals of this event, one is to raise funds for Peter Mac and two is to promote physical activity and community engagement. Run, Walk Or Cycle: Your Choice The Walk and Cycle Events...

    Warragul Skatepark, Burke Street, Warragul Victoria, Australia
    93.7 km from Melbourne VIC
    The Hallora Marathon

    The Hallora Marathon

    Organiser: The Hallora Marathon

    The Hallora Marathon is a great social event for everyone and families are most welcome to join in on this fun run/walk/bike ride.There are two main goals of this event, one is to raise funds for Peter Mac and two is to promote physical activity and community engagement.Run, Walk Or Cycle: Your ChoiceChoose Your Distance42.2km24km16km8km5kmKids Dash (approx 300m)The Hallora Marathon...

    Tarwin Street, Warragul Victoria 3820, Australia
    92.3 km from Melbourne VIC
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Suggested groups & Activities in and around Melbourne VIC

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Run the Tan RUN CLUB

Provider: RUN THE TAN
RUN THE TAN RUN CLUB
- Free to Join
- Everyone Welcome
- Walk, Jog or Run (There are various options to choose from, including a structured run training session)

WHERE AND WHEN?
8am every Saturday morning
Meet at Pillars of Wisdom, Tan Track
Followed by coffee at a local café

WHY?
- Start your weekends off on the right foot
- Great way to meet like-minded people and get fit and healthy
- No pressure, no judgment, no expectations
- Supported by qualified running coaches
Melbourne VIC
FREE
Age: 18 - 65+
1.9 km from Melbourne
Sat
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Carlton Racketeers - Social Badminton at Carlton Baths

Provider: Carlton Racketeers
We are a group of beginners and intermediates who play every Friday 6-7:30pm at Carlton Baths (close to the CBD!). Everyone is welcome to join us, just make sure you sign up on our website :D.
Carlton VIC
$10.00
Age: 18 - 65+
3 km from Melbourne
Fri
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Outdoor Personal Trainer in Princess Park

Provider: Run It by Kate
I run premier outdoor group training classes in Princes Park that aim to support you in your health and fitness goals.

No matter your age or fitness level, you can be part of our community which shares a common goal of achieving their full potential and supporting each other.
Access a range of group sessions across strength training, cardio, and boxing. Come try out the Run It By Kate style of fitness today.
Carlton North VIC
FREE
Age: 36 - 50
4.2 km from Melbourne
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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Bayside Outdoor Fitness - St Kilda

Provider: Bayside Outdoor Fitness - St Kilda
Fitness, fun and fresh!
Providing a supportive and enjoyable exercise environment in St Kilda for all fitness levels and age groups...

Experienced Trainers
Your trainers at St Kilda have over 14 years experience in outdoor group training. They are all Fitness Australia accredited and have wide knowledge and experience in all things health and fitness!

Free Trial Session
Give yourself the opportunity to experience what BOF St Kilda has to offer by booking in for your FREE no obligation trial session
St Kilda VIC
Approx $25.00
Age: 18 - 65+
5.6 km from Melbourne
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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Melbourne Social Soccer Inc

Sharing the Beautiful Game!

We are a Non-For-Profit Organisation which exists to encourage cultural exchange and diversity through the beautiful game of football!

Our goal is to provide quality, accessible and affordable social soccer for all who love sharing the game, no matter who you are nor where you're from.

The social yet competitive balance within our games and tournaments on Saturdays and Sundays has given place to many years of great competition, awesome skills, and has helped create many significant friendships along the way.

Our games are fun and friendly, but also competitive. Our games are social-mixed and are...
Melbourne VIC
Approx $10.00
Age: 18 - 50
0.7 km from Melbourne
Sat, Mon, Wed

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5km Running in Australia

A 5K race, also known as a 5-kilometer race, is a road running race with a distance of approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). It is one of the most popular road race distances and is often used as a stepping stone for people new to running or looking to increase their distance over time gradually. In addition, many running events, such as charity runs and community events, include a 5K race as an option for participants. 5Ks are also popular as a timed event for runners who try to finish it in a fast time.

Training for a 5K race typically involves gradually increasing the distance of one's runs over time, emphasising building up endurance and developing good running form. A typical training plan for a 5K would involve running shorter distances at first and gradually building up to running the entire 5 kilometres. Speed work or interval training can also be included to improve performance. Some runners also incorporate strength training and stretching exercises to help prevent injuries.

Many 5K races are also organised on charity causes and are non-competitive, participatory events. Participants often wear costumes and walk or run the course rather than race against the clock.

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