Sunday 21st April 2024

Start and Finish Line

Pillars of Wisdom, Tan Track, Melbourne (near the junction of Olympic Boulevard and Alexandra Avenue)


One Official Lap – 3.827km

Start Times

  • 7:30am to 8:30am – Race BIB pick up and same day registrations
  • 8:45am – Official Opening
  • 9:00am – Battle of the Schools
  • 9:30am – Elites Paras (Gun Start)
  • 9:35am – Elite Women (Gun Start)
  • 9:50am – Public Fun Run – (waved starts of approx. 20 people per wave x every 30 seconds)
  • 10:15am – 10:25am Presentations – Battle of the Schools AND
    Elites (Para and Women)
  • 10:30am – Emergency Services (waved starts if required depending on final number of participants)
  • 10:45am – Elite Men (Gun Start)
  • 11:00am – Celebrity Challenge
  • 11:15am – Presentations Emergency Services and Public
  • 11:30am – 11:45am Presentations Elite (Men), Celebrities, Teams, and King & Queen of the Hill
  • 11:45am – Entertainment
  • 12:30pm – Event Finishes

*subject to change

Cut off Time

Race start times – as listed above with no starts after these times for the specified events.

Course closes at 12:00pm.

*subject to change

Medal Presentations

  • 10:15am – 10:25am Presentations – Battle of the Schools AND
    Elites (Para and Women)
  • 11:30am – 11:45am Presentations Elite (Men), Celebrities, Teams, and King & Queen of the Hill

*subject to change

Registration Cut Off

8:30am Sunday 21st April 2024 (bib collection on race day) or until sold out. Note: There are limited spots available.

NOTE:  ALL entries for the Elite Showcase events must be submitted by no later than 5pm Friday 5th April.


Prize Money

Prize money and pride will be on the table for Elite athletes!

A special bonus will be offered to the overall winning male and female if they also break the respective all time official record for their gender category. 

The Prize Money Schedule for the Elites can be found HERE.

Medals and Prize Packs will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters for each of the other key race events categories.

$500 Gift Voucher from Up There Athletics and an engraved medal will be offered to each of the fastest male & female up Anderson Hill*
*Must finish the race under 20 minutes to be eligible! Gift Voucher can be redeemed in-store or online.

We are also looking to recognise results for Teams, Para Athletes, Juniors and 5yr age groups categories from 35+


Early Bird
(by 16/2/2024)
Junior (under 18)$45$55

*All prices are inclusive of GST, credit card merchant fees and processing fees.

Group Discounts – Get a 10% discount for groups of three or more participants who register during a single transaction. Available to Public Fun Run and Emergency Services events only.

What’s included in your entry fees:

  • Race BIB with timing chip
  • Official electronically timed result around the iconic Tan Track (Note: The Run the Tan running event is one of the only exclusive events whereby you can get an ‘Official’ Time around the tan track and it will be recognised and published on the runthetan.net website)
  • Race Event Finishers Medal
  • Personalized Finishers Certificate with your finish time
  • Free access to unlimited personal high quality and downloadable professional photos (valued at upto $40)
  • Free access to watch the Elite Races and other feature events as a spectator
  • Access to Athlete’s village and free entertainment
  • Access to special product giveaways and freebies
  • Complimentary massage at the event
  • PLUS much more!