MS Walk + Fun Run- Melbourne
02 June 2020
From the organiser
Enjoy a great day out with family and friends on Sunday, and support Australians living with multiple sclerosis by taking part in the MS Walk + Fun Run at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, Victoria. Since the first event in 1989, MS Walk + Fun Run participants have raised millions of dollars to fund essential services and support for people living with MS.Choose to run or walk 5km or 10km, while taking in the views of Melbournes most recognizable landmarks. The Melbourne MS Walk + fun Run is an easy grade track that start and finish at Lakeside Drive, Albert Park Lake.Remember that the MS Walk + Fun Run route is wheelchair and stroller friendly.
You will receive a numbered bib which will serve as your proof of entry and allow us to identify you in case of an emergency. You must wear this bib pinned to your chest at all times while participating in the event.There are two rest sites along the course with toilets, water, entertainment and chairs.
The Melbourne MS Walk + Fun Run sets off from Palms Lawn and takes a scenic route around the beautiful Albert Park Lake. Stay hydrated at our water stops and watch out for roving entertainers along the way. Then it’s back to Palms Lawn to replenish and relax with food, music and entertainment for the whole family. The MS Walk + Fun Run route is wheelchair and stroller friendly.
WhereAlbert Park Lake, VIC 3206 Run: 9:00amWalk: 10:00amFood & DrinksCoffee and a range of food options will be available at the start/finish site. Water is available at the start & finish event village as well at each rest stop.
By Public TransportTram No. 112 (West Preston – St Kilda) travels along Clarendon St and Albert Road. Get off at Albert Road and take a short stroll over to the event village.Tram No. 96 (East Brunswick – St Kilda Beach) travels along Canterbury Road. Get off at MSAC and walk about 5 minutes over to the event village.For details, check the transport planner at www.ptv.vic.gov.au.By CarLimited parking is available at the Lakeside Car Park on Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Lake (near Lakeside Stadium). Limited on-street parking is available on Albert Road in South Melbourne.AccessibilityThe Melbourne MS Walk + Fun Run course is fully accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams. All accessible toilets are available at the event village.ParkingLimited parking is available at the Lakeside Car Park on Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Lake (near Lakeside Stadium). Limited on-street parking is available on Albert Road in South Melbourne.
The Melbourne MS Walk + Fun Run sets off and finishes in Palms Lawn where everyone can replenish and relax with food, music and entertainment for the whole family. Spectators are welcome to cheer from Palms Lawn - perfect viewing spot for the start as well as the finish line!
The MS Walk + Fun Run is a great day out full of friends, family, dogs and costumes. This event is made possible by the invaluable time and dedication donated to us by a wonderful team of positive, and energetic volunteers.The time our volunteers contribute enables us to hold these successful events, and fundraise to directly support those living with MS.Please submit a volunteer form on the event website.
Time Your RunYour official run time will be available after the event so you can keep track of your PB!DogsDogs on leads are welcome to join you on the walk, but not on the run.AccessibilityThe Melbourne MS Walk + Fun Run course is fully accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available.Where does my entry fee go?Your entry fee pays for the cost of staging the event – things like equipment, traffic management and first aid. Every dollar you raise or donate on top of your entry fee will go directly to providing services and support for the Australians living with multiple sclerosis.Is parking available?Yes, there are several car parks in the area, check signage as fees may apply. It is encouraged that you catch public transport to the event. More information can be found on our Getting there page.Are there rest sites along the course?Yes, there are two rest sites with toilets, water, entertainment and chairs.Is there a cloakroom where I can store my gear?Yes, your gear can be stored at the cloakroom for a gold coin donation.Are there accessible toilets at the event and along the course?Yes. Accessible toilets are available at the event village as well as at the two rest sites.What happens if it rains?The MS Walk + Fun Run will go ahead rain or shine unless there is a significant danger to participants because of lightning, storms or strong winds. Participants should be prepared for all weather conditions – bring your raincoat and a smile. We will notify you by text message if we need to cancel the event.What do I get in my entry kit?You will receive a numbered bib which will serve as your proof of entry and allow the event organiser to identify you in case of an emergency. You must wear this bib pinned to your chest at all times while participating in the event.When will my entry kit arrive?Entry Kit mail out will commence in April 2018.I have lost my bib, can I get another one?Call the event organiser on 1300 733 690 before the event and we will send you a replacement bib or prepare one for you to collect on the day. Note that for those running, your timing chip will be matched to your bib number so you must contact the event organiser prior to the event to ensure that your time is recorded against your name. If your original bib turns up after they have issued you with a replacement, please discard the old bib and use the new one instead.What should I do when I arrive at the start site?If you have not yet registered for the MS Walk or Run and you wish to enter on the day, visit the On the Day Entry marquee where you can pay your entry fee in cash or by eftpos or credit card. If you have registered for either event but have not yet received your bib, head to the Pre-Paid Pickup marquee where our volunteers will assist you. If you have registered and you already have your bib, just hang out and enjoy the festivities until the warm-up begins.Can I take my dog to the MS Walk + Fun Run?Yes, you are welcome to bring your dog for the walk event (not run); however, you are responsible for its behaviour on the course. Please consider the enjoyment of other participants by keeping your dog on a leash at all times and cleaning up any mess it makes.I want to do both the Walk and the Run – is that allowed?Yes – if you have registered for the Run and are feeling particularly energetic, you can join in afterward for the Walk without paying a second entry fee.What should I do if I can no longer take part in the event?Call the event organiser on 1300 733 690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know so we can update our records. Unfortunately, entry fees are non-refundable or transferable if you are no longer able to participate in the MS Walk + Fun Run. In exceptional circumstances we do make exceptions for transferring registration fees. If you would like to request to transfer your registration fee to another person or another event, please email the event organiser.