Run Melbourne parking: important information!
Please note that there will be some major road closures throughout the Run Melbourne course. Take note of the following important info:
- 4:30am-8:30am on Sunday 30th July
- Westbound lanes of Flinders Street from Spring Street to Swanston Street
- Eastbound lanes will be unaffected
Luckily, Le Garage has convenient dual access: enter and exit from Flinders Lane. Enjoy cheap weekend parking of just $10 – but only when you book online in advance!
Further partial and full closures affect parts of St Kilda Road, Clarendon Street, and Docklands. View the full list of road closures here.
Run Melbourne returns to our great city for another year (its 10th year, in fact!), offering people of all fitness levels the chance to experience their city on foot and raise some much-needed funds!
The start line is at Federation Square, while the event concludes on the banks of the river, at nearby Birrarung Marr. The event takes place on Sunday, 30th July, 2017.
Run Melbourne’s major partner this year is athletic wear brand lululemon, and will also be supported by Bulk Nutrients, Nova 100, the City of Melbourne, Runner’s World, and social enterprise thankyou.
The goal this year is to raise a whopping $2 million dollars for a variety of charities. Register online and choose the charity you wish to support! Don’t forget to share your goals with friends and family on social media in order to reach some impressive fundraising goals!
Distances and start times
- Half marathon starts from 7am
- 10km run starts from 9:15am
- 6km walk or run starts from 10:45am
Online registrations close in eight days, so you’ve still got some time!
Last year, some 13,000 people of all ages and fitness levels participated. Is 2017 the year you’ll complete your first Run Melbourne? Or are you registering for your second, third, fourth, or fifth stint? Either way, we wish you a luck and hope you enjoy this year’s Run Melbourne!
Open House Melbourne Weekend
Another great event showing off Australia’s best city (yes, we’re biased) is Open House Melbourne. Events run throughout the year, but on the 29th and 30th of June, we’re treated to the Open House Melbourne Weekend.
This unique event shows Melbourne off in a totally different light: more than 200 buildings open their doors to the public, ready to be explored.
Most tours are FREE and self-guided, but there are a few buildings which require pre-booking as well as a small fee.
We’ve picked some of our favourites that you might like to check out!
Cox Architecture Studio
Located on the second floor of a Flinders Lane building, the Cox Architecture Studio is the definition of workplace goals. Upcycling is a real feature here!
Collins Street Baptist Church
Described by Heritage Victoria as the “grandest classical church in Victoria”, this church was restructured in 1862 and reflects neo-Greek architecture.
Old Treasury Building
Step back in time into the Old Treasury Building – named as such when the Treasurer and staff moved to their new offices. This building stored gold in secure basement vaults, and yes, you will see these original vaults on your tour!
St Paul’s Cathedral
Known as the host of state funerals, services, and commemorations, St Paul’s Cathedral is coveted by both locals and international visitors. Step inside this heritage-listed building on Saturday between 10am and 3pm or Sunday between 12pm and 4pm.
The past meets the future at Emporium Melbourne: one side retains its original façade from 1925, while the other is a full digital screen, perfect for advertisers.
You might have visited for a shopping trip, but have you taken note of the striking architecture? You can at Open House Melbourne! Note: bookings for Emporium Melbourne are required. More info can be found here.
This red brick building right on the Yarra was a training centre for train drivers from 1920-1980. Venture past Fed Square to Birrarung Marr and discover this cool space. Today, it operates as an awesome art facility for kids.
Please note that all buildings have their own open schedule during the weekend. Make sure you check specific building opening times carefully through the above links.
Open House Melbourne parking
Our top choices are located within Melbourne’s CBD, just moments on foot from Le Garage.
Whether you’re visiting on the Saturday or the Sunday, you can make the most of this unique cultural event with super low weekend parking rates at Le Garage: when you book online in advance, pay just $10! Enjoy this extra busy weekend!