Save the date 📅. We are delighted to announce Run2Cure Melbourne will be taking place on Sunday 10th November... we're in the process of confirming Albert Park!

We are currently finalising plans and hope to open registrations early July.

Updated website coming soon!

Sponsorship

If you’re looking for a way to inspire your team and make a difference, support Run2Cure 2024.

You’ll help us fund important research, while extending the reach of your brand across Melbourne. The event, which started in Sydney in 2013, has raised over $2 million for research projects into neuroblastoma. You can help us raise a further $100,000 to help find a cure for this aggressive disease.

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Join us for our 2nd annual Run2Cure Melbourne!

Run2Cure Melbourne - Albert Park

Set yourself a goal for 2024 and give back to a cause that needs your help, childhood cancer research! Join us and run 10k, 5k, 3k or our 1k Little Heroes Walk.

Run2Cure Neuroblastoma is the fun run for everyone - with a great choice of distances and a host of children's fun activities throughout the morning.

Stay with us for the morning too and enjoy our fun day activities. There will also be food and coffee carts on site to re-fuel post run!

Updated course maps for the 10k and 5k (please note that the 10k distance is a lapped course, 2 times the 5k course).

3k and 1k courses are still being finalised.

Events & Pricing

Whether you're looking to race or simply enjoy a morning out with your family, we have an event for everyone!

Our 10k, 5k and 3k distances are timed runs. (The 10k course is 2 laps of the 5k course.) The 1k Little Heroes Walk is not a timed event.

10k Run pricing
  Early Bird i Ends 27 September 2024 at 11:59pm Standard Ends 3 November 2024 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 9 November 2024 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 10 November 2024 at 7:30am
Adult i $44 $55 $68 $73
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) $33 $42 $50 $55
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) $23 $29 $35 $39
Toddler (Ages 0 to 3 years) i Free Free Free $5
5k Run pricing
  Early Bird i Ends 27 September 2024 at 11:59pm Standard Ends 3 November 2024 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 9 November 2024 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 10 November 2024 at 9:30am
Adult i $35 $44 $55 $60
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) $28 $36 $43 $48
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) $17 $22 $26 $31
Toddler (Ages 0 to 3 years) i Free Free Free $5
3k Run pricing
  Early Bird i Ends 27 September 2024 at 11:59pm Standard Ends 3 November 2024 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 9 November 2024 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 10 November 2024 at 10:30am
Adult i $28 $35 $45 $50
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) $22 $28 $37 $42
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) $13 $17 $20 $25
Toddler (Ages 0 to 3 years) i Free Free Free $5
1k Little Heroes Walk pricing
  Early Bird i Ends 27 September 2024 at 11:59pm Standard Ends 3 November 2024 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 9 November 2024 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 10 November 2024 at 11:00am
Adult i $20 $25 $30 $35
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) i $13 $17 $20 $25
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) i $9 $12 $15 $20
Toddler (Ages 0 to 3 years) i Free Free Free $5

Medal Engraving

Get your medal engraved on site!

For $15, you can have your event medal personalised after your run, just visit the creative Daniel from Adlaser Engraving Services.

The perfect memento to remember Run2Cure Melbourne, plus a portion of the proceeds from each engraving will be generously donated back to the charity!

*Have a medal from another event you'd also like to have engraved? Perhaps you've recently run a PB or conquered a new distance, feel free to bring those medals along too for Daniel to engrave!

Our Heroes

Our Heroes

We Run 2 Cure for the children and families directly affected by the aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma. We Run 2 Cure for our young heroes who are #2little and deserve the best possible treatments available as well as a cure. Please read our hero stories shared here.

Shop Run2Cure Merch

Visit Online Shop

Run2Cure merchandise will be available for purchase during registration as well as at the event. Or feel free to shop online today from the link above!

We have an amazing range of Run2Cure products in our online shop AND the best part is, your purchase will help support Neuroblastoma Australia's mission to fund research so all children diagnosed with neuroblastoma get the chance to grow up.

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FAQs

Currently being updated to reflect our 2024 event.

Get all of your questions about Run2Cure Melbourne 2023 answered here!

If you have a question not listed below, please get in touch with our event team at [email protected].

Event FAQs

When is Run2Cure Melbourne?

Our inaugural event is scheduled to happen on Sunday 12th November in the Carribean Gardens! We are thrilled to be coming to your area real soon!

How do I collect my bib(s) for Run2Cure Melbourne?

Bibs can be collected in-person for free at the venue below in South Melbourne on Thursday 9th (8-10 am, 12-2 pm) or Saturday 11th November (8-12 pm).

Beyond Bank

315 Coventry Street

South Melbourne

Can I have my event bib mailed to me (Run2Cure Melbourne)?

Run2Cure Melbourne 2023

If you selected and paid for your bib to be posted via standard or express post, your bib should be received by Monday 6th November. If you do not receive your bib in the mail, please reach out to us at [email protected].

If you register after 31st October, you will need to collect your bib(s) prior to the event during one of our bib collection days on the Friday and Saturday pre-event. OR, you may collect on event day, just be sure to arrive one hour prior to your start time in case of queuing to collect.

Can you recommend a hotel nearby for Run2Cure Melbourne?

Veriu Group has kindly offered a 15% discount for Run2Cure participants at their Punthill Hotels in the area. Please visit here for the special offer. Bookings can be made directly online.

Are the run events timed in Melbourne (Caribbean Gardens)?

At our Caribbean Gardens events outside Melbourne, the 10k, 5k and 3k distances are all timed events (non-certified courses).

The 1k Little Heroes Walk is not timed.

What are the cutoff times for Run2Cure Melbourne?

Run2Cure Melbourne aims to be an inclusive event for most runners and walkers. However, to abide by traffic control guidelines, we do have event cutoff times as follows:

10k - 7:30-9:30am (cutoff is 2 hours)

5k - 9:30-10:30am (cutoff is 1 hour)

3k - 10:30-11:06 (cutoff is 36 minutes)

1k - 11:15-11:35am (cutoff is 20 minutes)

If you are running or walking past the cutoff time, you may be re-directed by a course marshal.

Are there training programs to follow for Run2Cure?

Yes! We have training programs available for the 5k, 10k and half marathon (Sydney event only), all developed by our Athletics Australia accredited event run coach. Head over to our Training page to download the plan best suited to your distance and experience level.

I can no longer participate; may I request a refund for my Run2Cure event?

We are unable to offer refunds or partial refunds for Run2Cure if you are no longer able to participate.

*We do offer a full refund for medical reasons and ask you to supply your medical certificate when you contact us. As you can imagine, as a small charity the cost of organising Run2Cure is significant and most expenditure is paid well in advance of an event taking place.

- Run2Cure Melbourne 2023 - Medical certificates must be submitted by 29th October 2023 for you to be eligible for a refund. Please contact [email protected] to arrange.

- Run2Cure Sydney 2024 - Medical certificates must be submitted by 24th March 2024 for you to be eligible for a refund. Please contact [email protected] to arrange.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

What happens if my Run2Cure event is cancelled?

Per Run2Cure event terms & conditions:

Cancellation of Event

If the Event is cancelled for safety concerns or otherwise as a result of something beyond the reasonable control of Neuroblastoma Australia and the Event Organiser, including without limitation strong winds, heavy rain, lightning and accidents, I accept that all Entrant’s entry fee will be non-refundable. Notification of the cancellation will be sent via email or SMS to those who have provided valid addresses and numbers.

The event will not be rescheduled. Any profit will go to Neuroblastoma Australia. I acknowledge Entrants will have no claim against Neuroblastoma Australia and Mildren Events for any loss or damage suffered as a result of such cancellation.
Can I please read the Run2Cure event Terms & Conditions?

Yes. You can find full Run2Cure event Terms & Conditions here:

Run2Cure Melbourne 2023

Other/General FAQs

Will there be a bag check?

Yes, there will be a bag check available on event day. Remember that all items are left at your own risk. We ask that you only leave 1 small bag that is able to be closed, no loose items. Arrive early if leaving a bag in case of queues, you don't want to miss your event start time due to waiting in line!

We also encourage participants to not bring a bag, but if you do, please do not leave any valuables. We accept no responsibility/liability for any items lost or stolen.

Where can I park for Run2Cure Melbourne?

There is paid parking available at Caribbean Gardens. Standard parking rates are $10 for the day; VIP parking (a closer spot!) rates are $15 for the day.

Please enter through Gate 1 on Ferntree Gully Rd.

If it rains, will Run2Cure still be held?

Yes! Run2Cure is still a go even if it rains. However, if there are dangerous conditions on the day such as high winds, flooding or lightening, unfortunately we would not be able to go ahead as the safety of our participants is our top priority.

Will I receive a participation medal at Run2Cure?

Yes. All finishers will receive a medal in the 1k Little Heroes Walk, 3k, 5k, 10k and Half Marathon (21.1k distance is a Sydney based event only at this time).

Get your medal engraved on site!

For $15, you can have your event medal personalised after your run, just visit Daniel from Adlaser Engraving Services, who will be on site.

Your Run2Cure medal can be engraved with a name, in honour or in memory of, who you ran for. Or, have your medal engraved with your race time. Whatever you choose, it's a lasting memento to remember your day, plus a portion of the proceeds from each engraving will be generously donated back to the charity!

*Have a medal from another event you'd also like to have engraved? Perhaps you've recently run a PB or conquered a new distance, feel free to bring those medals along too for Daniel to engrave!

Can I run with headphones and listen to misic?

The event organisers discourage the use of headphones, iPods or other personal music as they can impede an individual’s ability to hear marshals or other course officials. Participants who choose to wear headphones on course do so at their own risk and are asked to pay attention to officials and other participants throughout their event.

Can I bring a pram?

Prams are welcome at our Run2Cure events in both Sydney and Melbourne (with the exception of the Half Marathon distance in The Domain - Sydney).

Are the courses suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters?

Melbourne, VIC - Caribbean Gardens

No, the Run2Cure courses at Caribbean Gardens are not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

For any questions regarding our courses, or to discuss to determine if this event is right for you, please contact us at [email protected]

Can I run with my dog/pet?

We ask you to leave dogs and pets at home due to the number of people on course and for the safety of all participants.

Will there be an ATM machine available at the event?

No. There will not be an ATM but you will be able to pay for registration on the day or for merchandise by credit card.

Fundraising FAQs

How do I fundraise?

When you register for the fun run you will have the option to set up a fundraising page by Funraisin. You will then be able to share this page with all your friends and family.

If you get stuck you can always email us at [email protected]

There are some great rewards for fundraising as well the highest fundraisers.

Profits from the event will go towards leading research programs into neuroblastoma.

Do I have to fundraise?

You do not have to fundraise – however it makes a huge difference to what funds we raise on the day and the amount we can then invest into leading research. Funds raised from event tickets mainly cover the cost of putting on the event, so participant fundraising allows us to make a bigger difference in the lives of those affected by neuroblastoma.

When you finish registering and buying your tickets you will have the option to set up a fundraising page by Funraisin. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any queries.

We would appreciate your support in helping to raise funds for neuroblastoma and there are some great fundraising rewards for fundraising milestone amounts.

Collecting/opting out of your fundraising rewards

We offer rewards in recognition of the work involved with fundraising. All fundraising rewards must be collected in person on the day of your event.

However, we understand that some of our generous supporters would prefer not to receive these rewards. If you are not interested in your prizes, simply don't collect, and they will be donated back to our charity to be used for future events.

If you do miss out on collecting your reward prizes on the day, and would like to receive them, email us at [email protected] to arrange for them to be mailed out. You will be responsible for shipping and handling fees.

More information on fundraising milestones can be found here.

Please download the full terms & conditions for Run2Cure Melbourne by clicking on the link below.

How to get there

Where is Albert Park Reserve?

The address for Albert Park Reserve is: 23 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206 (View on Google Maps)

For a full read of the Albert Park Visitor Guide, including maps of the park grounds, click here.

Public Transportation

Catching the tram is a great way to get to Albert Park. Trams that travel along St Kilda Road all stop within easy walking distance of the park (refer over) and the #12, #96, and #16 trams run past the park from the Melbourne CBD to St Kilda.

Car Parking

Limited parking is available for park users in Albert Park. Parking fees apply to all carparks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park. Time restrictions and ticket requirements are shown on parking signs within the park.

All vehicles in pay-for-parking areas of Albert Park Reserve need to purchase a ticket from one of the parking meter machines in the park. To avoid parking fines, tickets must be displayed prominently on the dashboard.

Parking fees:

  • Weekday hourly rate (8 am to 5 pm): $5.80 per hour
  • Weekday evening rates (5 pm to 9 pm): $5.80 flat rate
  • Weekday all day rate: $13.90 per day
  • Weekend all day rate: $5.80 flat rate

We are thrilled you've chosen to run or walk at Run2Cure Neuroblastoma and we'd appreciate further support through your fundraising efforts. Have a look at our 2023 fundraising milestones that you can achieve and the wonderful thank you reward prizes for your efforts - just click on the link above.

As a THANK YOU for your efforts, you will be eligible to receive fundraising thank you reward prizes at the $60, $150, $300, $1000 and $1500 milestone levels. Have a look below.

THANK YOU REWARDS

Melbourne FUNDRAISING REWARDS

Fundraising Leaderboards

THANK YOU to all of our participants, families, sponsors, volunteers and everyone who made our inaugural Run2Cure Melbourne in 2023 a huge success! Together we have reached our fundraising target and surpassed $100,000!

Individual and Team Leaderboards

Download a training program for the 5k or 10k, best suited for your level of experience!

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced plans are available.

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Past Race Results & Photos

View Results and Photos

Have a look here for Run2Cure Melbourne race results and photographs from past years!