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Run2Cure Melbourne - Caribbean Gardens, Scoresby

After a decade of success in Sydney, we are excited to launch Run2Cure in Melbourne! Join us on Sunday 12th November in the Caribbean Gardens to run or walk to benefit the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Choose between our popular, timed distances of 10k and 5k as well as our family friendly 3k or 1k Little Heroes Walk. All events will be run on a mixture of asphalt and hard packed dirt path around the lake and surrounds in the gardens precinct.

Don't forget to register by 31 October to avoid last minute pricing!

Stay with us for the morning too and enjoy our family fun day activities!

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BONUS for Run2Cure Melbourne Registrants

Get your feet ready to run! When you register, you will automatically be sent a $50 voucher toward a shoe purchase at Active Feet.

We also have discounts on two Veriu hotels nearby if you require accommodation in the area!

For more information, Ts & Cs and accommodation offers, click here.

Event Schedule & Bib Collection

Event Schedule:

  • 7:30 am - 10k
  • 9:30 am - 5k
  • 10:30 am - 3k
  • 11:15 am - 1k Little Heroes family walk - a fun dress up for children 5 and under with parents and grandparents

Bib Collection:

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

Beyond Bank - 315 Coventry Street, South Melbourne VIC

*If you need to collect your bib the morning of the event, please aim to arrive 45 minutes prior to your start time in case of queuing in the bib collection area.

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 and 5k are timed runs. Unfortunately, they are not suitable for prams, wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Due to a weir near the lake, plus uneven, multi-terrain surfaces, these courses could pose a safety risk.

3k and 1k Little heroes Walk - Family friendly courses, suitable for prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

10k Run pricing
  Standard Ends 31 October 2023 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 10 November 2023 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 12 November 2023 at 11:00am
Adult i $50 $60 $69
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) $40 $50 $59
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) $27 $35 $39
5k Run pricing
  Standard Ends 31 October 2023 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 10 November 2023 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 12 November 2023 at 11:00am
Adult i $39 $49 $59
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) $32 $40 $49
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) $20 $25 $29
3k Run pricing
  Standard Ends 31 October 2023 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 10 November 2023 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 12 November 2023 at 11:00am
Adult i $32 $49 $55
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) $25 $35 $40
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) $15 $21 $25
Toddler (Ages 0 to 3 years) i Free Free $5
1k Little Heroes Walk pricing
  Standard Ends 31 October 2023 at 11:59pm Last Minute Ends 10 November 2023 at 11:59pm On the Day Ends 12 November 2023 at 11:00am
Adult i $22 $29 $39
Older Child (Ages 12 to 17 years) i $16 $21 $25
Child (Ages 4 to 11 years) i $12 $15 $20
Toddler (Ages 0 to 3 years) i Free Free $5

Family Fun Day

Make it a fun morning out for the entire family! We have engaging entertainment lined up for children and families to enjoy before or after your scheduled run.

- Cute and Cuddly Ponies pony rides

- Amazing Mr Twist magician and balloon twisting stage show and roving entertainment

- The Mik Maks duo entertainment

- Western Bulldogs AFL mascot appearance

- We'll add more here as entertainment is confirmed!

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.

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We have an amazing range of Run2Cure products on 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.

JP Banner Merch

Updated course maps for the 10k, 5k, 3k and 1k are here.

*Please note that the 10k distance is a lapped course (2 times the 5k course).


Get all of your questions about Run2Cure Melbourne 2023 answered here! Please note this FAQ section is a work in progress as we gather information for our inaugural event at this location. More information will be added to this section over the coming weeks.

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 either be posted at a cost to you of $9 PER bib at time of registration or 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 2023

Yes! If you register by 17th October, you will have the opportunity to select bib postage during registration. The cost for standard bib mail out is $9 PER bib.

If you register between 18th October through 31st October, you will still have the opportunity to select bib postage during registration for EXPRESS post bib mail out. The cost for express bib mail out is $11 PER bib.

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 and 5k race distances are both timed events.

The 3k and 1k Little Heroes Walk are not timed.

Are the courses suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters?

Melbourne, VIC - Caribbean Gardens

Unfortunately, the 10k and 5k distances are not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Due to a weir near the lake, plus uneven, multi-terrain surfaces, these courses pose a safety risk.

Participants requiring a wheelchair or mobility scooter are encouraged to participate at Run2Cure in the 3k distance or 1k Little Heroes Walk.

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

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 - TBC

Thank you for your understanding and support.

What happens if my Run2Cure event is cancelled?

Per Run2Cure event terms & conditions:

Cancellation of Event

  1. 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 The Event Organiser for any loss or damage suffered as a result of such cancellation.

Run2Cure Melbourne 2023 - Please refer to full terms & conditions here for this specific event.

Run2Cure Sydney 2024 - TBC

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.

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.

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).

If it rains, will the event still be on?

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.

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 very welcome in the 1k Little Heroes walk and 3k event – we would love the whole family to participate!

Given the 5k and 10k courses are multi-terrain with sections of hard packed gravel, including a weir near the lake, we do not recommend taking part in these distances with a pram due to safety concerns.

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 food and coffee carts at the event?

Yes. There will be food and coffee carts available onsite for you to purchase your post race snacks and drinks.

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. When you finish registering and buying your tickets you will have the option to set up a fundraising page by Funraisin with instructions as to how to set it up. 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.

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 fundraising milestones that you can achieve and the wonderful thank you reward prizes for your efforts - just click on the link above.

Fundraising Leaderboards

Run2Cure Melbourne - see how we're tracking!

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.

Marketing Tools

The downloads below provide you access to Run2Cure Melbourne 2023 A5 posters and A2 flyers to help with your fundraising and team building efforts.

A5 Posters

A2 Flyers