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    Run the Tan 2024

    Run the Tan 2024

    Organiser: Run the Tan

    Run the Tan is a showcase charity running festival featuring various key events taking on the challenging 3.8km course.It is a must-do event for elite athletes, serious runners, families, schools, walkers and spectators alike.The course takes in Australia's most iconic running track, The Tan Track, surrounding the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. The event also includes celebrities, emergency services, and school...

    Pillars of Wisdom, Tan Track, Melbourne VIC, Australia
    1.9 km from Melbourne VIC
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    Angela Taylor Memorial Walk/Run

    Angela Taylor Memorial Walk/Run

    Organiser: Blue Ribbon Foundation

    Event BackgroundThe Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk started in 1989. This community event welcomes individual runners, walkers, juniors, adults and seniors. There’s a category to match all levels of fitness.At 1.00pm on Thursday the 27 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the police complex in Russell Street Melbourne. As a result, young Constable Angela Rose Taylor took the full force...

    Palms Lawn, Albert Park VIC, Australia
    2.8 km from Melbourne VIC
    Run The Rock 2024

    Run The Rock 2024

    Organiser: Sole Motive

    Get away for a wonderful weekend and experience the beautiful natural scenery and native wildlife within picturesque landscape in one of Victoria's most iconic natural landmarks. Great for an unforgettable daytrip or weekend, with live music, games, food and drink to enjoy at the event village after the run.Date: 27 April 2024Distances: 22K - 13.5K - 5K - 2K kidsLocation:...

    Macedon VIC, Australia
    55.9 km from Melbourne VIC
    Memory Walk & Jog: Geelong

    Memory Walk & Jog: Geelong

    Organiser: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Australia

    Join us at Geelong's Eastern Beach Reserve.Geelong Memory Walk & Jog is back! Take in the beautiful coastline at Eastern Beach Reserve while raising dementia-beating dollars this coming April.  Together we get active, fundraise and step up to make the world of difference to people living with dementia. Bring everyone to the event – friends, family, work mates, even your dog,...

    Geelong VIC, Australia
    63.9 km from Melbourne VIC
    Mornington Running Festival

    Mornington Running Festival

    ​The Mornington Running Festival returns to Mornington Peninsula for the 10th time on the 28 April 2024 weekend.Set in what is one of Australia's most stunning courses to run, winding along the esplanade from Mornington to Mt Martha and back. This unique experience to run or walk along this road free from traffic is unmissable.The weekend features a variety of...

    Mornington VIC, Australia
    46.6 km from Melbourne VIC
    Memory Walk & Jog: Melbourne

    Memory Walk & Jog: Melbourne

    Organiser: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Australia

    Melbourne, it’s time to get active, get healthy and get ahead of dementia! We’re so excited to be heading back to Princes Park! Bring your friends, family, work mates, even your dog to join us for a morning of fun, fitness and fundraising. We can’t wait to welcome you back for another fantastic day! Let’s beat dementia to the finish line. Choose...

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
    0.7 km from Melbourne VIC
    Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival

    Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival

    Organiser: Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team

    The staging venue is Lawn 3, Royal Parade, Parkville and all races start from the asphalt running trail adjacent to the venue.The event is conducted on our favourite flat, tree-lined, 5km circuit within Princes and Royal Park.A 2.2km half-lap circuit has been added for the full marathon distance. The circuit has been measured by an AA certified course measurer for...

    Carlton VIC, Australia
    2.1 km from Melbourne VIC
    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
    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
    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
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Nearby Groups & Activities

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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+
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+
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+
Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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Melbourne Social Walks - Hiking and Camping

A great way to meet new people in Melbourne especially for Travelers that are looking for new friends.

I’ve been organising these for years so I’ve learnt a thing or two on what makes a good social group. Engagement is everything. There are loads of hiking groups that exist in Victoria alone but rarely utilitised.

EVERY fortnight without fail there is a hike. New people are always welcome.
Melbourne VIC
FREE
Age: 18 - 50
Sat, Sun
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Basketball Camps

Provider: Tomorrow's Stars Basketball
The training camps at Tomorrow’s Stars Basketball is an ideal way for your child to learn and improve their basketball skills in leaps and bounds. The brainchild of ex-NBL professional and Slam Dunk Champion, Brett Rainbow, a variety of specialised training courses to suit different ages and skill levels are on offer. With the goal of giving back to the game that provided so much to him growing up, Brett is passionate about the younger generations to take on the mantle to become tomorrows future in basketball.
Melbourne VIC
Approx $130.00
Age: 5 - 17
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

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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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