Race Day

What will you need to know for the big day?

Please see the following links for Race Day Information:

 WARM CLOTHING
 TOILETS
 TRAVEL AND PARKING
 EXTREME WEATHER

Toilets

Competitors will have access to toilets at the MCG via Gate 1 from 5:45am on Race Day right through until the venue closes at 2:00pm.
Portable toilet units will be available at the Start Line, but competitors are encouraged to make use of the permanent, clean and ample toilet facilities offered at the MCG prior to the race. From there it’s just a short walk over the Tennis Centre footbridge to the Start Line.There will be portable toilets available to competitors at the Drink Station locations on the course.

To view drink station locations, please see your course map.

Spectators can access MCG toilets via Gate 2.

Please note that all toilets are located downstairs at the MCG on Level B1.

Transport and Parking

Public Transport

For Public Transport options please visit the PTV website - http://ptv.vic.gov.au/

Bikes

There are plenty of Bike rack facilities at the MCG. Remember to bring a lock!

Walking

If you plan on walking to the event, please remember to review the road closure information closer to the event.

Nightrider

With thanks to PTV, all Marathon competitors will now have the option to catch the Nightrider to the start line.

The Nightrider services will operate the last inbound services along the Official inbound route and will be looking out for intending passengers at the Nightrider flagged stops along the route.

Normal Myki fares & ticketing will apply.

To view the schedule, please click here.

Extreme Weather

In the event of extreme weather or surrounding conditions, and in the interests of competitor safety, IMG reserves the right to cancel or delay an event/s at short notice. Cancelled events will not be rescheduled.

IMG will ensure that they provide a duty of care to all participants and staff, with the well-being of individuals being of highest importance. Extreme weather may be defined as weather that threatens the immediate or long-term safety of individuals, as a result of rain, lightening, wind or heat.

Contingency plans may be implemented when the following weather occurrences occur:

  • Wet Bulb Globe Temperature W(shade) >28
  • Ambient Temperature >36 degrees Celsius
  • Apparent Temperature (wind chill)
  • Wind Speed >40 km per hour
  • Rainfall >80mm within 24 hours
  • Lightning and rare atmospheric conditions
  • Any adverse impediments that may occur over the event course that are deemed to be a safety hazard.  Examples may include flooding, oil spills, vehicle accidents, fallen trees, or possibility of fires on total fire ban days etc.

During the days preceding an event, weather forecasts (http://www.bom.gov.au/) will be monitored by IMG to identify any potential extreme weather conditions.

During the event in the case of inclement weather, MEOC will communicate with the Weather Bureau regarding specific details of possible weather conditions including intensity, duration and likelihood.

In the situation that during the event will be adversely affected by extreme weather, consultation between IMG, Course Directors and relevant authorities, the race maybe suspended, postponed or cancelled as appropriate.


Melbourne Marathon Partners