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    SUNSET SERIES - THE ZOO

    2 February 2022

     

    The Zoo

     

    5:00pm start

    Don’t miss out on this unique experience as we run the Melbourne Zoo at twilight.

    Relax into the evening post run with your friends or family with live music, a Sunset Bar and local food trucks in our event village.

    PRICING

    Get in early pricing goes up 11:59PM Thursday, 9 December

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    EARLY BIRD

    $50/ADULT

    $35 / under 18

    STANDARD

    $55/ADULT

    $40 / under 18

    LAST MINUTE

    $60/ADULT

    $45/ under 18

    3 RACE PASS

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    • Entry to all three events

    • A saving of up to 20% on entry fees

    • Sunset Series Running Singlet

    • Training Package
    • (*Includes weekly training program, tips and inspiration, supportive community, regular prizes)

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    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM DECEMBER 9EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 10

    NAME ON BIBS CUT OFF
    *Only available for race bib postage

    11:59PM JANUARY 12

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 18

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS

    *Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack

     

    FROM 12:00PM JANUARY 24

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK COLLECTION AND SUNSET SERIES SINGLET FROM SOLE MOTIVE RETAIL

    *Singlet collection for 3 Pass entrants only

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 1

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    FROM 5:00PM FEBRUARY 2 

    EVENT RACE PACK AND SUNSET SERIES SINGLET COLLECTION

    *The Zoo
    *Singlet collection for 3 Pass entrants only

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM NOVEMBER 4
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 13

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 13

    NAME ON BIBS CUT OFF
    *Only available for race bib postage

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 3

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS

    *Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack

     

    FEBRUARY 18 7:00AM - 1:30PM

    FEBRUARY 19 1:30PM - 7:00PM

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK COLLECTION - MERCH AND RACE PACKS FROM CARMAN'S HQ
    *11 Hume Street, Huntingdale VIC 3166

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 17

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    FEBRUARY 19

    10:00AM - 4:00PM AT EVENT VILLAGE

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

    *Elsternwick Park (Brighton)

    FROM 5:45AM FEBRUARY 20 AT EVENT VILLAGE 

    EVENT RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

    *Elsternwick Park (Brighton)

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM DECEMBER 9
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 10
    NAME ON BIBS CUT OFF

    11:59PM JANUARY 13

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 18

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS

    *Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack.

     

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 1

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    FROM 5:00PM FEBRUARY 2 

    EVENT RACE PACK AND SUNSET SERIES SINGLET COLLECTION

    *Princes Park

    COURSE MAP

    WHAT'S HAPPENING

    BROOKS ACTIVATION

    'Check out the Brooks truck to unlock prizes to be won!

    Plus you can check out the latest Brooks range of shoes and get yoursef a pair.

     

    SUNSET BAR

     

    Enjoy a drink post eventwith family and friends in the Sunset Bar.  

    Or bring your own picnic blanket to enjoy the

    summer vibes. 

     

    FOOD & BEVERAGE

     

    Relax post run and enjoy a meal or drink from a selection of food trucks in the event village.

     

    THE ZOO

    General Information

    Age limits

    4.8km: All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a guardian. The child’s guardian must be entered in the event.

    8km: Participants must be 8 years + on race day to enter the 8k event. 

     

    Start line

    Location: Elliott Ave, Parkville 

    4.8km
    Start wave: 6:15pm
     

    Last wave: 6:30pm 

    8km
    Start wave: 6:45pm
     

    Last wave: 7:30pm 

     

    Finish line cut off

    The last wave is at 7:30pm all participants must be out of the Zoo by 8:30pm. This is only applicable for the 8km runners.

     

    Priority start

    Any participant who believes they will place in the top 10 in either the 4.8K or 8K eventswill need to start at the frontof each race start.

     

    Participant instructions

    Will be available to download closer to the event.

     

    Drink stations
    There will be a drink station located at approximately the 2.5km mark.

     

    Clothing storage

    Clothing storage is available during the run/walk. Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen. 

     

    We no longer offer single-use plastic bags at the bag drop, so please remember to bring your own bag to the event.  

     

     

    Getting there

    Public Transport 

    Go to Public Transport Victoria website for more information. https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/ 

    BY TRAM Tram 58 “West Coburg to Toorak” runs from William Street in the city center every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo. 

    BY TRAIN Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station. 

    BY BUSBus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo. 

     

    Car 

    Parking is available at the Melbourne Zoo car park off Elliot Avenue. Parking is free after 5:00pm. Parking prior to 5:00pm is available at $2 for 5 hours. Please be aware of peak hour traffic congestion. Overflow parking is available at the State Netball Hockey Centre, accessible via Brens Drive, off Elliot Avenue. The Event Village is a short 5 minute walk from here and parking is free. 

     

    Bike  

    Sole Motive will provide plenty of bike parking at the event site. Please make sure to bring your own lock to ensure your bike is secure. 

     

    Will there be an awards ceremony at the end of the event and how will the top 3 place getters be awarded?

    Yes, placegetters will be awarded based on gun time rather than the adjusted time for each run (net time). Medals will be presented to placegetters from the stage post-race.

     

     

    For more event information, visit our FAQ's page.

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