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2025 Mornington Running Festival: Everything You Need To Know!

2025 Mornington Running Festival: Everything You Need To Know!

After attending the 2024 Mornington Running Festival, we thought we should put together a guide to the 2025 Mornington Running Festival.

Let me start by saying, this is an event you want to put into your calendar early. It's a winner.

Plus, in 2024, it sold out. 3,500 runners hit the pavement down the beautiful Mornington coast line.

If you're thinking about running the event, or just want more details, here's what you need to know:

When Is It?

The Mornington Running Festival in 2025 will be on Sunday May 4th 2025.

What Events Are On Offer?

The Mornington Running Festival offers a variety of events to cater to different interests and fitness levels. Participants can choose from the following options:

  1. Kids' 1km Fun Run: Perfect for children who want to join in the excitement of the event and experience the joy of running in a supportive environment.

    This is the last race on the Sunday and is a fun way to end the day!

  2. 5km Run/Walk: An ideal choice for beginners or those looking for a shorter distance challenge, combining running and walking along the scenic Mornington Peninsula.

    Get involved in the event with the entry-level 5km.

  3. 10km Run/Walk: A more challenging option for participants seeking to push their limits and achieve a longer distance goal while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

    Last year we heard from quite a few runners they were able to achieve a PB on this track.

  4. 21km Half Marathon: Designed for runners looking for a test of endurance and speed, this event offers a half marathon distance along the picturesque esplanade, providing breathtaking views and a rewarding challenge.

    There are a few hills, but nothing you wouldn't expect over 21km.

With such a diverse range of events, the Mornington Running Festival ensures there's something for everyone, encouraging people of all ages and fitness levels to participate and enjoy the experience.

How Much Is It?

Pricing varies depending on which event you want to participate in and how quickly you secure your entry.

The below table is from the 2024 race and gives you a general indication of prices for the Mornington Running Festival 2025:

Super Early Bird Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
HALF MARATHON $75 $85 $95 $105 $120
10KM FUN RUN  (U 18) $45 $50 $55 $65 $65
10KM FUN RUN(ADULT) $55 $60 $65 $75 $75
5KM FUN RUN ( U 18) $35 $40 $45 $55 $55
5KM FUN RUN (ADULT) $40 $45 $55 $60 $65
1KM KIDS DASH $25 $30 $35 $40 $40







Here at Runly, we would highly recommend following the event page so that you can secure your entry as soon as tickets are released, you'll also save some money on the entry fee.

Are There Water Stations?

There are several water stations situated on the track. Many runners however for longer distances such as the half-marathon choose to carry water to avoid having to stop at drink stations which can be congested.

The Runly R700 Hydration Vest is a good option for carrying your own liquid, gels and essentials for the event.

Is There Bib Pick Up Available?

The organisers highly recommend picking up your bib the day before the race. It's also a good chance to checkout some of the brands and retailers in the race area who are showcasing some cool running gear.

Is There Food & Shops?

The Mornington Running Festival is a key event in the running calendar. The good people at 'Event People' who put on the event have done a great job in creating an atmosphere at the event with some stall holders and retailers.

In 2024 there was a coffee stand, jam donuts and beers from local brewery Jetty Rd.

The start/finish line is also located 100m from the main strip of shops in Mornington making access to food and drinks super easy.

There are also a good collection of brands and experiences to soak up in the race area, such as a brand pop up from Runly.

Is There Parking?

Roads around the event close at 6.30. So if you're wanting to park close by you're going to want to get there early to secure a park.

Otherwise park a little bit further away and walk to the event.

Is There Bag Storage?

The event does offer bag storage. We've been to many running events, and if you're wanting to store your bag make sure you get there early because often there's a bit of a line.

If you're just wanting to store your keys, phone & some gels, consider the Runly Original Vest or Runly Glide Running Belt.

If you want to learn more about the Mornington Running Festival you can visit their official website for details, registration and news. Tap here to visit the Mornington Running Festival website.

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