It’s official! Melbourne will be the stage for marathon history, with the Runlikecrazy Marathon to be held in December. Melbournian Tristan Miller, will complete his fifty-second marathon in as many weeks at Albert Park and running enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in the final chapter. It will be a fitting and emotionally-charged end to an incredibly unique and astounding journey.
Date: 27th December, 2010
Start time: 8:30am (approx)
Finish time: 2:30pm
Where: Albert Park Lake, Melbourne (Victoria, Australia)
Distance: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km
Here are some exciting facts about the race:
- It’s a 5km loop around Albert Park Lake, so it’s great for spectators who will see runners numerous times rather than just once.
- There will be themed entertainment representing the countries that Tristan has travelled to and refuelling stations along the course.
- People of all levels will be able to run with Tristan, not just the marathoners.
- The date is the Boxing Day public holiday in Australia, so you don’t need to take a day off work!
- You can close off a great year by completing a marathon, half marathon or 10km run – then celebrate your achievement in style at the Post Race Party.
- It will allow Tristan to do one race in Australia, ticking off all 7 continents in a single year!
- It’s a quite time of the year normally in Melbourne, so Albert Park will be where all the action is on the 27th December – don’t miss being a part of it!
- There are 3 races, so people of all levels can participate (walk or run).
When Tristan’s friends told him the Runlikecrazy Marathon was confirmed in his home town, here’s what he has to say…………
“The fact is, I am going to fulfill my dream to run all over the world and end my mission at home. That this is a reality now has me jumping for joy, so I hope it is just as exciting for you.
This is a MASSIVE win for RunLikeCrazy. Please rejoice with me and start training your butts off. I want you to join me in one of the greatest running celebrations of the year, along with the awesome post race party later that night.
I’m excited… I’m even pretty emotional. I’m going to get there. I’m going to do it. I’m not going to stop until I run with you all to the very end on the 27th of December. In fact, I’ll make this promise to you right now – if you come and run with me in Melbourne, I will run until the last person has finished. There is a 6 hour limit, so that should accommodate everyone. I will run for the full 6 hours if that is necessary, as long as you come and be a part of one of the greatest moments of my life…”