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Sunday 12th May 2024

Registrations for this event have closed.

Additional Information


  • 8km - 8:10am - Embrace & Honour 
  • 8km - 8:30am 
  • 8km - 8:40am
  • 8km - 8:50am 
  • 4km - 9:00am - Embrace & Honour - FULL
  • 4km - 9:10am - FULL
  • 4km - 9:20am - FULL
  • 4km - 9:30am - FULL
  • 4km - 9:40am - FULL
  • 4km - 9:50am
  • 4km - 10:00am 
  • 4km - 10:10am - Embrace & Honour
  • 4km - 10:20am
  • 12km - 7:00am - FULL
  • 8km - 7:15am
  • 8km - 7:20am 
  • 4km - 7:45am
  • 4km - 7:50am
  • 4km - 7:55am - FULL


Embrace & Honour: If you have been touched by breast or ovarian cancer, join an ‘Embrace & Honour’ time, when we will reflect on the strength of our MDC community (formerly named Stronger Together).


Tribute Race Bib & Cards

Tribute Card download

Race Bib download

Course Information

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Starting on Alexandra Avenue, the course will complete a lap around Melbourne’s The Tan track and finish within Alexandra Gardens. 

Getting There & Parking

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Road Closures

Alexandra Avenue
- West of Swan St Bridge 5am-2pm
- Swan St to Punt Rd 5am-2pm

Anderson Street
- Alexandra Ave to Domain Rd 5am-2pm

Domain Road
- Anderson St to Birdwood Ave 5am-2pm

Birdwood Ave
- Domain Rd to Govt House Drive 5am-2pm

Linlithgow Ave
- Govt House Drive to Alexandra Ave 5am-2pm

St Kilda Rd (Service Lane Carriageway)
- Flinders St to Linlithgow Ave 5am-2pm

Boathouse Drive
- Alexandra Ave 6pm(SAT) - 2pm (SUN)


Limited street parking is available around The Tan due to road closures. Paid parking sites are located around the Arts Centre precinct.

Public transport

By Train
  • The closest train station to the Event Village is Flinders Street Station, disembark at Flinders Street Station and take the Swanston Street exit from the station and turn right. You can also arrrive at Richmond Station and walk-up Swan Street to the start line.

Cycling to the event

  • Bicycle parking will be available onsite. Please bring a lock. We cannot accept responsibility for bikes lost or stolen.

By Tram

  • Tram Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 all travel down St. Kilda Road, disembark at the Federation Square/Swanston St stop and cross the road to Alexandra Gardens.
  • Tram Routes 35, 70 and 75 travel down Swanston Street, disembark at the Swanston St and Flinders Street stop, cross over St Kilda Road and walk south towards Alexandra Gardens.
  • For tram timetables or disruptions to services visit https://yarratrams.com.au/

Bib Collection

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Available for collection:

Friday 10th 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 11th 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday 12th from 6:00am

On the day schedule

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Event Village will be open from 6:00am - 1:00pm


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Course is wheelchair and pram friendly.

Event villages may have grassed areas. Please refer to maps for further information regarding village accessibility.

On the day facilities

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The Check-in area
Look out for the pink Mother's Day Classic flags.

Bag drop - The Langham, Melbourne Cloak Room
There will be a baggage storage area onsite where you can leave your belongings. Please do not leave any valuables in the storage area as we will not be responsible for goods lost or stolen.

Toilets will be made available for use within the Event Village and around the course. Signage and information on toilet locations will be made available to participants, look out for directional signage or ask one of our friendly staff members for directions if required.

First Aid
First Aid will be located within the Event Village and around the course. If you need assistance please advise one of our staff members within the event village or course.


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Live music thanks to ME

Partner activities & giveaways

Look out for some delicious samples from 

Kids Zone

7am -12pm FREE Roving Entertainment, Giant Games proudly sponsored by TelstraSuper & Sensory Space 

8am - 11am FREE Circus Tricks

8.30am - 11.30am FREE Bubble Play

8am - 12pm DONATION Face Painting, Mother's Day Card Making proudly sponsored by REI Super, Cardboard City proudly sponsored by Cbus

10.30am - 11am FREE on the ME Stage: Teeny Tiny Stevies Live Performance

Food & Beverage

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BYO water in reusable bottles, water stations will be located along the route for use.

Coffee and food vendors will be onsite in the Event Village.


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Unfortunately, no dogs allowed.



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