2020 MS Half Marathon is now 

VIRTUAL

Saturday, 21 March 2020 - Sunday, 22 March 2020!

 

You can run to fight MS, wherever you are. It’s time to put all that training to good use and continue to show your support and fundraise for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Complete your run locally or from indoors with a treadmill or cross trainer anytime on
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March 2020.

Regardless of whether you have requested a refund, converted your registration fee to a donation or rolled over into 2021, you are automatically registered for the MS Virtual Half Marathon event. 

The funds that you raise ensure that people living with multiple sclerosis get the vital support they need to meet their goals, live well and ensure that no one has to face MS alone.

Getting outdoors and being active is a wonderful way to reduce stress levels and maintain overall health. In order to support public safety and wellness please exercise caution, such as avoiding peak times at your park of choice and practicing good hygiene.

For information about Coronavirus, visit the Australian Government website or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

 

Map out your run to fight MS

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.

North
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.

South
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)!

East
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.

West
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.

Central
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. 

For example:

   
  • Be seen – Make sure you have bright clothing or high a high-vis vest if you are running on a public road and always be aware of your surroundings 
  • Fitness levels – Know your limits. Training for the run is not essential but recommended depending on your fitness levels.

Help us smash our target! 

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.

We've got some amazing rewards

Your fundraising makes a real difference to the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. It also means you could receive some fantastic rewards. 

Check out what you could be eligible for.    

 

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.