The sister event to the world’s largest run is returning to Melbourne. Presented by Westpac, the Sunday Age City2Sea will take place on the 11th November.  It follows the world’s largest run; Sydney’s Sun-Herald City2Surf., in August.

 

Packed full of Melbourne’s iconic features, the 14km course begins at the Arts Centre in the central city and travels south down St Kilda Rd alongside the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens. At the 4km mark the course begins to wind around the tranquil Albert Park Lake, following the same route as the less than tranquil Melbourne Grand Prix. The final 4km of the course are then run alongside the sea, affording participants stunning views of the famous St Kilda beach.

Elite runners, joggers, walkers, people dressed in wacky costumes and everyone in between will be out there pounding the pavement on race day and, with live music along the route, it will surely be a fantastic day out for all participating.

 

Participants have the opportunity to raise funds for over 450 charities, including the official charity partner Movember, a global movement aimed at changing the face of men’s health. So whether you’re a Merv Hughes or a Magnum P.I., get involved and run for a cause!

www.thecity2sea.com.au/

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How many marathons around the world can you watch whales frolic in the ocean as you run? At least one - the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. With its laid back approach, stunning scenery and warm weather, the Maui Oceanfront Marathon could be the vacation of your dreams.

 

Run with the imposing Haleakala Volcano and West Maui Mountains on one side and whales, surfers, the beach and sparkling Pacific Ocean on the other. The Maui Oceanfront Marathon is not billed as a course to set your personal best on but rather a course for runners to take in all the scenic beauty of the famous island as they relax and enjoy their run. 

For those who can’t find it in them to relax during a run, traditional Hawaiian entertainment and a dip in the balmy Pacific Ocean at the finish line will be sure to help everybody unwind and find their groove.

 

Marathon, Half–Marathon, 15km, 10km and 5km distances are all offered, with a special early start marathon option for those who are there for a good time and a long time. The marathon starts at 5.45am (4.15am for early start) giving everyone time to beat most of the heat, as well as plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy Maui after the run. 

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