The Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival will celebrate its 40th birthday on Sunday, 15 October 2017.
As one of Australia's largest marathons, the event attracts over 30,000 participants seeking to challenge themselves and conquer their goals.
Drawing people from across the globe, the festival allows participants to run past some of Melbourne's most iconic landmarks like Flinders Street Station, the Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake before the ultimate finish - a lap on the hallowed turf of Victoria's famous MCG.
Runners of all ages and fitness levels are able to participate in one of five distances including, the ASICS 3km Walk, ASICS 5.7km Fun Run, 10km Fun Run, 21.1km Half Marathon and the 42.195km Medibank Melbourne Marathon.
Participants are encouraged to fundraise for premier charity partner CPEC or associate charities JMB Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Heart Foundation and the Cathy Freeman Foundation.