Melbourne Marathon 2017
This year celebrating it's 40th year, Melbourne Marathon is the largest multi-distance running event in Melbourne.
Heart Foundation Victoria is an associate charity partner of the event for the second year. It has become a great partnership indeed as Melbourne Marathon has become one of our biggest community fundraising events for the year.
Our Melbourne Marathon team is made up of passionate individuals, familes, communty groups and corporates dedicated to helping fight heart disease. Their support aims to help fund ground-breaking research and raise awareness the local community.
Last year we raised over $26,000 which was an amazing effort for our first year and a huge testament to the incredible fundraisers in our team. This year, with the support of all our Team Heart Foundation members, we aim to double last years fundraising total.
You too can join the Heart Foundation's 2017 Melbourne Marathon team and join the fight against the single biggest killer of all Australians. It might save your life, or the life of someone close to you.
There are three ways you can run for us; Champion entry, Corporate Team entry and General Entry. Champions get FREE race entry and VIP benefits when they commit to raising over $1000.
All Heart Foundation runners will receive one-to-one support from our dedicated team, pre and post run hospitality in the Heart Foundation’s exclusive marquee, team spirit and the chance to make a real difference in the fight against heart disease. You‘ll also be invited to join our private Facebook running group.
Join Team Heart Foundation Today in 2 Easy Steps
Ready to get started? We’d love to have you on the team! Register in two simple steps:
1. Book your entry to run
Register on the Melbourne Marathon website.
Already Registered for Melbourne Marathon? It’s not too late to fundraise for the Heart Foundation! Simply follow Step 2 below to start your fundraising journey.
2. Start fundraising with Team Heart Foundation
Sign up for your own individual fundraising page, where you can share your story and automatically receive donations of support.
After registering for the event, you will automatically be directed to set up your fundraising page. So when prompted, you can select the Heart Foundation as your charity.
Alternatively, click here to create your page by clicking Start Fundraising and selecting the Heart Foundation as your charity.
Want to be a Heart Champion?
We’re looking for 20 amazing people to be our 2017 Champions squad! Commit to raising at least $1,000 and in appreciation of your fundraising efforts, you will receive:
- A personlised Heart Foundation running singlet!
- FREE ENTRY to Melbourne Marathon (Reimbursed through a Coles/Myer gift card)
- One-to-one support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your goal
- Hospitality from the Heart Foundation pre and post run in our exclusive marquee
- Support tips and advice on nutrition and preparing for a long distant event
- Team spirit and the chance to make a real difference in the fight against heart disease
- Listed in the 2017 Annual Report
Register to be a "Champion Charity Runner" today! Set your fundraising target as $1000 and we will be in touch. Alternatively, email Clare Grant.
A great way to participate is by pulling together a group at work. You can train and fundraise together. To register your workplace today contact us today. Personalised team running singlets will be provided (at employers cost). Corporate teams that reach an agreed team target will qualify for a free professional heart health presentation at their workplace. Choose from topical health issues such as active living, nutrition or the warning signs of a heart attack! Show your staff you care and get your team together today.
Check out why an active workplace is a happy workplace in the active workplaces section of our website.
Part of a walking group?
Looking for a walk to engage your local walking group? We have a Healthy Hearts team taking part in the 3km walk for all those involved in our national program Heart Foundation Walking. We are all about promoting an active lifestyle, and Melbourne Marathon is not just for the runners. Please contact Lisa Speirs, out Active Living Manager for more details.
Team Training Partner - Get Going PT
This year we are partnering with Get Going PT to help us get race ready - both pre- and post event. They are hosted a team training session on Sunday 1st October in the Fitzroy Gardens for all Team Heart Foundation fundraisers (for a gold coin donation). If you are one of our team fundraisers, please let us know if you are coming and how many you are bringing with you.
They will be there on event day to help warm up our runners and get them excited about running for heart!
Come join us for all our event festivities in the teams village! All Team Heart Foundation runners and their family are invited to come to our team marquee in the village along Brunton Ave next to the MCG. We will be there from 6am!
There will be plenty happening at the marquee; team photos and meeting and greet, selfies with our mascot Happy Heart in our photo booth, refresments, a place to leave your bags, chill out zone to rest your feet and a perfect view of the final leg of the course! Get Going PT will also be conducting the warm up before each distance. Then we will all go down to the start line together.
To take part in the team warm up please arrive at the team marquee by:
Half Marathon: 7:15am
* Personlised running singlets are for those reaching $1000 by 8th Sep COB. All those raising $1000 post this date with receive a non-personlised running singlet. These running singlets can be collected on race day form the Heart Foundation site
** Westfield gift vouchers will be given to Champs reaching $1000 by 16th Oct and ordered on 16th Oct.