Whether you live in the North, South East or West of the city, we have some course suggestions for you or why not run your favourite spot.
Princes Park, Carlton:
Complete 1 lap to achieve a tidy 5km, just 2 loops to clock up your 10km distance or 4 laps for the Half Marathon. This crushed gravel track has exercise stations dotted along the route and plenty of trees for shade.
Coburg Lake Reserve, Lake Grove:
This is a 5km out and back course (2.5km each way) taking in part of the Merri Creek Trail. On a mixture of hard surface and boardwalk it’s picturesque and can be extended to accommodate longer distances of 10km or 21.1km.
Beach Road, St Kilda (or From Sandringham):
Follow Port Phillip Bay from St Kilda and go as far as you like; keeping in mind that you can go the whole 21.1km to Sandringham Beach Park Reserve (if you have a support crew to collect you at the other end!).
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park:
Just over 2 laps of the lake is what you need to complete to reach 10km or double this for the half marathon. This crushed gravel track is scenic and flat – great for a PB (personal best)!
Yarra Trails, Abbotsford:
Meandering around the Yarra River this trail is bitumen and crushed gravel and has plenty of stop points along the way. Totalling 12km you could pick a start point and go out 5km and turnaround or adjust for the Half Marathon or 5km distances.
Maribyrnong River Loop, Maribrynong:
This all ability terrain is a 4km loop in the heart of the West. Complete just over 5 laps for the half marathon distance or less for your 5km and 10km distances.
Altona Beach, Apex Park,
The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths, gravel and sand . Not far from the Westgate freeway but a world apart.
The Tan Loop:
21.1km is 5.5 laps of this run route or part thereof for a 5km or 10km distance. Crushed gravel surface with a kick up Anderson Street thrown in this loop is otherwise flat.
Capital City Trail:
This loop will sort out your 10km without seeing anything twice! Start anywhere along the trail and take in the gorgeous paths of this city central run and cycle track. A great way to see Melbourne’s sights on foot and could be incorporated with the Tan Loop if you wanted to extend your distance.
Submit your run!
Track your run using your favourite fitness app and submit your results by clicking here or via the image below.
We’ll send out a finisher’s medal to everyone that was registered in the 2020 MS Half Marathon and completed an event distance, and to as many new Virtual Registrants as we can! Even if you have asked for your registration to be rolled over, converted to a donation or refunded, you are automatically registered in the virtual event.
Finisher medals will be issued to all virtual participants who originally signed up to the 2020 MS Half Marathon, upon submitting their results. Please note, new participants signing up directly to the MS Virtual Half Marathon, will receive a finisher medal whilst stocks last.
We'll also be awarding medals to the top 3 fastest times in each category, so don’t forget to include your time!
Health and Safety
To support public safety and wellness, we recommend avoiding peak times at your park of choice and practising in good hygiene.
Remember, just because this is a virtual event, we encourage all runners to practice running etiquette.
We are only halfway to our fundraising goal for the 2020 MS Virtual Melbourne Cycle + Half Marathon. We need your help to hit our target!
So, don’t forget to share the link to your fundraising page on social media and email! The funds that you raise ensure that people living with multiple sclerosis get the vital support they need to meet their goals and live well. Afterall, we’re here to make sure no one has to face MS alone.
Your fundraising makes a real difference to the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. It also means you could receive some fantastic rewards.
We’re here to help so if you have any questions about the 2020 MS Virtual Melbourne Cycle + Half Marathon get in touch! Simply email [email protected] or call 1300 733 690.