RACE THE TAN is City of Melbourne's very own lunch time race to test your Personal Best time of the iconic Tan Track around the Royal Botanic Gardens (1 lap).

To assist your preparation PACE THE TAN is a FREE running program, held over the six Tuesdays in the lead up to RACE THE TAN.

Each session of PACE THE TAN includes the choice of three pace groups as well as water, electrolytes, and snakes.

RACE THE TAN

RACE THE TAN will take place on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 12:30pm.

Click here for RACE THE TAN 2016 results


FORMAT

- 3.8km (1 Lap)

Individual
Individual entries cost $7. Both male and female winners will be awarded in the 3.8km race.

Teams (4 people)
Teams entries cost $22. Categories include male, female, mixed (any combination of genders).



PACE THE TAN

Pace The Tan will be held over the six weeks in the lead up to RACE THE TAN.
- Tuesday 20 September

- Tuesday 27 September

- Tuesday 4 October

- Tuesday 11 October

- Tuesday 18 October

- Tuesday 25 October



DATES

PACE GROUPS

Pacers will lead the following sessions at each PACE THE TAN:

- 12:30pm: 4.5min/km

- 1:00pm: 5.5min/km

- 01:30pm: 6.5min/km



REGISTER

To sign up for PACE THE TAN is FREE. Participants will collect a wrist band giving you access to:

- Pacers

- Water

- Electrolytes

- Snakes

While signing up in advance will you save time, we will have the facilities for runners to sign up on the day.

Runner Information Pack

TAN TRACK, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

The Pillars of Wisdom

Alexandra Avenue

Melbourne VIC 3000

View Google Map of the Tan Track

THE TAN TRACK: PILLARS OF WISDOM


Train

The Pillars of Wisdom are located approximately 1.8kms from Flinders Street Station. Exit the Station at St Kilda Rd, cross the road and walk (approximately 20 minutes) through Alexandra Gardens and around the Tan track to arrive.


Tram

The closest tram stop is Grant St/St Kilda Rd, a 1.1km walk (approximately 15 minutes) down Linlithgow Avenue and around the Tan Track to the Pillars of Wisdom. Trams 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 run through this stop.


Walking

From Flinders Street Station, the Pillars are a 1.8km walk (approximately 20 minutes), either down Princes Walk down the river and across Swan St, or through Alexandra Gardens and around the Tan Track.


From the Grant St/St Kilda Rd Tram Stop, the walk is 1.1kms (approximately 15 minutes) to arrive, down Linlithgow Avenue and around the Tan Track to the Pillars of Wisdom.

WHAT TO WEAR

Suitable sports shoes and suitable running attire.


WHAT IS PROVIDED

Water, electrolytes, and snakes.

RACE THE TAN


FORMAT

- 3.8km (1 Lap)

- Male and Female starts

Individual
Individual entries cost $7. Both male and female winners will be awarded in the 3.8km race.

Teams
Teams entries cost $22. Categories include Male, Female, Mixed (any combination of genders).

Payment: CASH ONLY on site at both PACE THE TAN & RACE THE TAN.


PACE THE TAN

PACE THE TAN is FREE.

Simply sign up to be registered to receive your wrist band. The wrist band will give you access to the water, electrolytes, and snakes each of the five PACE THE TAN sessions.

PACE THE TAN

Registation for PACE THE TAN is FREE and includes access to water, electrolytes, and snakes as well as discounts and prizes from sponsors.

Click here to register for PACE THE TAN.



RACE THE TAN

$7 individual entry

$22 per team of four people

Payment: CASH ONLY on site at PACE THE TAN or RACE THE TAN.


Click here to register an individual for RACE THE TAN.

Click here to register a team of four for RACE THE TAN.

PACE THE TAN and RACE THE TAN are supported by Victorian Running Network.

The Victorian Running Network branch of Athletics Victoria and Victorian State Government connects the recreational running community with like minded individuals and groups, resources for event organisers and the opportunity to access coaching and educational tools to help develop and promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.


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