What a thrilling Sunday it was as over 40,000 registered participants took to the streets for the 45th annual Melbourne Marathon.
The run kicked off at the iconic Batman Avenue, with our team racing alongside seasoned marathon legends. The team journeyed through the heart of Melbourne, passing by some of the city's most cherished landmarks, before reaching the grand finale at the iconic MCG to the cheers and support from family and friends as they crossed the finish line.
Festival Director, Marcus Gale, commented: "Today was a monumental day in Australian sporting event history as we welcomed a record-breaking number of registered participants to the 2023 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival. For almost five decades, the event has seen hundreds of thousands of people from across the country and around the world come together to celebrate this beautiful sport, and we are delighted to see the community continue to grow…”
This year, the event raised an astounding $1.5 million for 333 incredible causes including Beyond Blue, FightMND, JMB Foundation, The Heart Foundation, Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, and My Room Children’s Cancer Charity.
More than just a race; it is a personal challenge, an opportunity to compete with peers, and a chance to set new personal bests.
Congratulations to our incredible team for their hard work and determination – a fantastic achievement well worth celebrating!