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Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival

Sunday OCT 02

7:00 am

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Last updated 4:12AM

The nation’s premier running event, the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival, returns Sunday October 2.

Race Day is this Sunday! With the Half Marathon SOLD OUT and only limited capacities remaining on all other distances, the atmosphere promises to be electric. Register now at

Marking the 44th instalment of the historic sporting event, athletes of all ages, abilities and experience levels will take part in six distances, each starting at Batman Avenue and finishing with a lap of the iconic MCG. Events include the Nike Melbourne Marathon (42.195km), Nike Wheelchair Marathon (42.195km), Nike Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km Run, 5km Run and 3km Walk. Whether race-goers are embarking on their first marathon, looking to smash a personal best, or are simply seeking a springtime walk with the family, there’s a place for everyone at the start line.

Register now at

Ticket information

Ticket prices are not available at this time.

Seating plans are not available at this time.

Opening times



Gate 3: 8.30am

AFL Reserve


MCC Reserve

Gate 2: 7.00am


Gate 3: Closed

Gate 5: 4.00am

Gate 6: Closed

Gate 7: Closed

We look forward to welcoming Melbourne Marathon participants to the MCG on Sunday October 2.

For everything you need to know on visiting the MCG for the Melbourne Marathon, visit

Spectator access

Gate 2 will open from 7.00am. Gate 3 will open from 8.30am.


General public parking in Yarra Park is available via Gate 5 from 4.00am for this event. For more information click here.

Metro Trains Planned Disruptions

Buses replace trains on sections of the Mernda, Hurstbridge, Cranbourne, Pakenham, Sandringham and Sunbury lines this Sunday.

For further information and to plan your journey at

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