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    SUNSET SERIES - THE ZOO

    7 February 2024

     

    The Zoo
    VIC

     

    5:00pm event village opens

    4.7K | 7.7K

    • CHECK OUT YOUR RESULTS HERE.
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    • IMPORTANT UPDATE! 5 FEB 2024 - 7.7K EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

      • The 7.7K at the Zoo is now sold out!You can still enter the event and be part of Melbourne's favourite Sunset Series. Here's your entry options:
        ✔️ Single Race Entry: Register for The Zoo (Race 1) 4.7K distance.
        ✔️ 3-Race Series: Register for the 3-Race Series and run the 4.7K distance at The Zoo (Race 1) and then choose 8K or 4K for Races 2 and 3.


      COURSE MAP UPDATE! 23 January 2024

    • We're so excited to announce that we have a thrilling new Zoo course map for Melbourne Zoo, which allows you to run past a multitude of animals including LIONS, snow leopards, dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, turtles and more.  


    • Are you ready for a one of a kind race experience at Melbourne Zoo? With a course that takes you right round the habitats of your favourite animals, you’ll be wondering - is that the roar of the crowds, or of the big cats? One thing is certain, this event is the best time to get a PB, under the watchful eyes of the Gorilla’s.

     

    Once you’ve smashed your run, kick back with your friends or family and soak up the summer vibes at our Sunset Bar. Make it a relaxing evening by booking your table now, and get drinks included - just $33 for 2 with 2 drinks, and if you have a bigger group, just $58 for 4 with 4 drinks included. Celebrate your achievements and enjoy the great live music and delicious food from local food trucks in our vibrant event village.

     

    Register now for an unforgettable evening - not many can say they’ve made friends with meerkats out on a run.

     

    PARTICIPANT INSTRUCTIONS

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    Get ready for your run by reading our Participant Instructions! Inside you'll find all the information you need to prepare for race day.

     

    PRICING

    3 RACE SERIES

    Last minute pricing ends 30 min before race start on 7 February 2024

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    STANDARD

    $136/ADULT

    $98 / under 18

    LAST MINUTE

    $148/ADULT

    $110 / under 18

    INDIVIDUAL RACE PASS (THE ZOO)

    Last minute pricing ends 30 min before race start on 7 February 2024

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    $60/ADULT

    $44 / under 18

    LAST MINUTE

    $65/ADULT

    $49 / under 18

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM NOVEMBER 23

    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 11

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

    11:59PM JANUARY 11

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 22

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS

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

     

    FROM 12:00PM JANUARY 30

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK COLLECTION FROM SOLE MOTIVE RETAIL

    30 MINS BEFORE RACE START

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    FROM 5:00PM FEBRUARY 7 

    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 NOVEMBER 23
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 11
    NAME ON BIBS CUT OFF

    11:59PM JANUARY 11

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 22

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE SERIES

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

    FROM 12:00PM JANUARY 30 

    PRE EVENT RACE BIB COLLECTION FROM SOLE MOTIVE RETAIL

    30 MIN BEFORE RACE START

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    FROM 5:00PM FEBRUARY 7 

    EVENT RACE BIB AND SUNSET SERIES SINGLET COLLECTION

    *The Zoo
    *Singlet collection for 3-race series entrants only

    COURSE MAP

    Our Sunset courses are measured by Garmin. To enhance accuracy, we make multiple measurements of the course.

    For Race 1 at The Zoo, due to some of the course being undercover and running close to the CBD this incurs interferences in locking into Satellites. To enhance accuracy, we measure the course multiple times to get as accurate reading as we can. Course reading as of 19 January reflects short course at approximately 5km and long course at 8km.

    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 yourself a pair.

     

    SUNSET BAR

     

    Enjoy a drink post event  with family and friends in the Sunset Bar. You can pre-book tables and drinks when you register, orbring 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

    4.7km: All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a guardian. The child’s guardian must be entered in the event.

    7.7km: Participants must be 8 years + on race day to enter the 7.7k event. 

     

    Start line

    Location: Elliott Ave, Parkville 

    4.7km start: 6:30pm

    7.7km start: 7:00pm

     

    Finish line cut off

    All participants must be out of the Zoo by 8:30pm. 

     

    Priority start

    Any participant who believes they will place in the top 10 in either the 4.7K or 7.7K eventswill need to start at the frontof each race start.

     

    Participant instructions

    Participant Instructions will be available for 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.

    EVENT DAY TIMELINE

    5:00 pm

    Race pack collection opens

    7:00 pm

    7.7km starts

    5:00 pm

    Event village opens

    8:45 pm

    Finish line closes

    6:30 pm

    4.7km start

    9:00 pm

    Event concludes

    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 DAY TIMETABLE

    5:00 pm
    Race pack collection opens

    7:00 pm

    8km starts

    5:00 pm
    Event village opens

    8:45 pm

    Finish line closes

    6:30 pm

    4km starts

    9:00 pm 

    Event concludes

    5:00 pm
    Event Village and Race bib collection opens

    6:30 pm

    4.7km starts

    7:00 pm

    7.7km starts

    8:45 pm

    Finish line closes

    9:00 pm 

    Event concludes

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    PARTNERS

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