Run the iconic Tan Track and support mental health!
Join elite athletes, celebrities, emergency service workers and schools as they run The Tan and raise funds and awareness for local mental health charities.
Public Fun Run
Open to everyone. Limited spots available!
Main showcase event for Top Male & Female Elite Athletes.
Rub shoulders with your sport idols and celebrities and watch them tackle The Tan!
Watch Emergency Services groups go head to head!
Battle of the Schools - who are the fastest schools.
About the track
When you visit Melbourne it is a must that you either walk, jog or run Melbourne’s iconic ‘Tan Track’ around the beautiful Botanic Gardens.
The ‘Tan Track’, better known as The Tan, derives its name (depending on whom you ask) from its tan colour; from its former tan bark surface; or as an abbreviation of “BoTANical Gardens”.
Run for Mental Health
1 in 5 Australians will suffer mental illness this year. Did you know that Running for just 15 minutes a day reduces the risk of major depression by 26%. Source: helpguide.org
You can support mental health by taking part in Run The Tan and fundraising for local charities. Find out more about how you can make a difference to someone suffering from mental illnesses.
The Tan Digital Clocks
Next time you're down at The Tan check out the digital clocks and the official top 10 fastest men's and women's times, take a selfie and post it on your socials. Remember to Tag your favorite athletes and #runthetanFind out more
What’s your fastest time around The Tan?
Can you beat "The Tan” record holders? Take on the best of the best and get your own "official" time around The Tan.
The current record holder for the fastest lap around The Tan is Craig Mottram with a blazing time of 10 minutes and 8 seconds, ran in 2006.
The female record holder for the fastest lap around The Tan is Linden Hall in a time of 11 minutes and 35 seconds, ran on 24 April 2021.
The para record holder for the fastest multiclass ranked lap around The Tan is Jaryd Clifford (T12) in a time of 11 minutes and 09 seconds, ran on 24 April 2021.