The Melbourne Runner
The official E-newsletter of the 2012 Melbourne Marathon Festival
Registrations are now open!
Entries for this year’s Melbourne Marathon are now open! Please enter online via our race website. If the full Marathon (42.2km) is not for you, then there’s also the Flight Centre Half Marathon, The Coffee Club 10km, plus an ASICS 5.7km run and ASICS 3km walk event. To celebrate the Melbourne Marathon 35th Anniversary, those who register for the 42.2km Marathon will receive a 35th Anniversary Marathon Running Singlet. More details can be found on the website!
Back inside the MCG
All events this year will finish inside the Melbourne Cricket Ground. There will be plenty of room in the stands for your family and friends to come along and cheer you across the finish line.
ASICS Training Series
The ASICS Training Series is back for another year and you can find these sessions in Melbourne on Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings. Pick one, or pick both, just choose your challenge.
Tired of reeling out the long lonely training miles with nothing but your watch, your music and the pavement for company? Why not join other people with just the same 10km, Half Marathon or Marathon goals in a 12 week series of training runs aimed at having you prepared, peaking and motivated to tackle your target race on 14th October. To find out more Information and to view the 2012 ASICS Training series schedule, please visit our website.
35th anniversary celebrations
This year marks another milestone in our great race and to help celebrate, all Marathon competitors will be receiving a 35th Anniversary Running Singlet as part of their entry into the event!
Money on the run
The male and female winners of this year’s race will pocket $10,000 and there’s bonuses on offer for fast times and the placegetters in the Australian championship. All up a prize pool of $63,000 is on offer. There is also an accommodation assistance package on offer for state representatives.
Our 2011 Flight Centre Half Marathon winner Jessica Trengove enjoyed a brilliant marathon debut in the Nagoya Marathon in March. Jess ran 2:31.02 to post a qualifier for the London Olympics. Our men’s half marathon winner, Martin Dent, may just miss out on Olympic selection. Martin clocked a PB 2:12.23 in finishing eighth in the Fukuoka marathon in December and was on the 2:12 pace required to qualify at the halfway point of last month’s London Marathon before slowing slightly in the final 15km to record 2:17.32.
JOIN US NOW AND MAKE OCTOBER 14 THE BIGGEST EVENT YET!