The annual Run the Tan 2025 showcase charity event will take place in the heart of Melbourne on Sunday, 27 April 2025.

Join elite athletes, celebrities, emergency service workers, and schools as they run The Tan to get an ‘official’ time around the famous Tan Track, and raise funds and awareness for local mental health charities.

The Run the Tan event has become a flagship and must-do event on Australia’s running calendar.  It is Unique, Iconic, and Local!

Unique – Celebrate the fifth edition of Run the Tan, a one-of-a-kind event held annually in late April to align with the end of the summer athletics season and the start of the winter cross-country season. Join Olympians and celebrities while supporting local mental health charities in a truly unique event. There’s something for everyone!

Iconic – Experience the thrill at Melbourne’s iconic Tan Track, the epicenter of running in Australia. This prestigious event offers participants the rare chance to achieve an ‘official’ time and personal best around the famous Tan Track course in a setting like no other; and

Local – Whether you’re a Melbourne resident or traveling from afar, Run the Tan offers something special for everyone. Locals can enjoy the convenience of a major event right in their own backyard in Melbourne with affordable participation and free spectator entry. Visitors can make their trip to Melbourne unforgettable, combining their passion for running with world-class dining, entertainment, and sightseeing in the vibrant event capital of the world.

Event Details
Date: Sunday, 27 April 2025
Location: Pillars of Wisdom, The Tan Track, Melbourne
Events: Elite (Men and Women), Elite Paras, Celebrity Challenge, Emergency Services, Battle of the Schools and Community Public Fun Run, plus King and Queen of the Hill and Team Competition.
Activities: Besides the main running events, enjoy a variety of activities, entertainment, and food stalls. There’s something for everyone!

Save the date:
Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique and meaningful event. Mark it in your calendar, register your interest HERE, and stay tuned for more details on registration, event schedules, and training tips.


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