Saturday 24th April 2021


Official Results and Photos are Now Available from the inaugural 2021 Run the Tan Showcase Event presented by AIA Vitality and supporting Mental Health.


Run the iconic Tan Track and support mental health!

Join athletes, sports heroes and emergency service workers as they run The Tan and raise funds and awareness for local mental health charities.

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Public Fun Run

Open to everyone. Limited spots available!

Elite Athletes

Main showcase event for Top Male & Female Elite Athletes.

Sporting Heroes

Rub shoulders with your sport idols and watch them tackle The Tan!

Emergency Services

Watch Emergency Services groups go head to head!

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”.

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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.

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The Tan Digital Clocks

The Run the Tan 2021 showcase event will be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the tan digital clocks.

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What’s your fastest time around The Tan?

Can you beat "The Tan” record holders?


Craig Mottram

2006 | TOP MALE

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.


Genevieve Gregson


The female record holder for the fastest lap around The Tan is Gen Gregson in a time of 11 minutes and 54 seconds, ran on 24 March 2020.

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