RUN THE TAN & SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH!
Thanks for joining us on 24th April 2021 for the inaugural 2021 Run the Tan Showcase Event presented by AIA Vitality. We look forward to seeing you in 2022. Check out all the official results and photos from the 2021 event.VIEW RESULTS
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.
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 watch them tackle The Tan!
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”.
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
The Run the Tan 2021 showcase event celebrated the 10th year anniversary of the tan digital clocks.Find out more
What’s your fastest time around The Tan?
Can you beat "The Tan” record holders?
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.