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    SUNSET SERIES - THE ZOO

    1 February 2023

     

    The Zoo
    VIC

     

    5:00pm event village opens

    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

    3 RACE PASS

    (+ Service Fee 5.5%, incl. GST + Payment Processing Fee)

    Last minute pricing ends 5:30pm, Wednesday 1 February 2023

    EARLY BIRD

    $112/ADULT

    $76/ under 18

    STANDARD

    $124/ADULT

    $88 / under 18

    LAST MINUTE

    $136/ADULT

    $100/ under 18

    INDIVIDUAL RACE PASS (THE ZOO)

    (+ Service Fee 5.5%, incl. GST + Payment Processing Fee)

    Last minute pricing ends 5:30pm, Wednesday 1 February 2023

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    EARLY BIRD

    $50/ADULT

    $35 / under 18

    STANDARD

    $55/ADULT

    $40 / under 18

    LAST MINUTE

    $60/ADULT

    $45 / under 18

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM NOVEMBER 24

    E 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 19

    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 FROM SOLE MOTIVE RETAIL

    7:59PM FEBRUARY 1

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    FROM 5:00PM FEBRUARY 1 

    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 24
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 12
    NAME ON BIBS CUT OFF

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 15

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM JANUARY 20

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS

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

    11:59PM FEBRURARY 28

    ONLINE & ONDAY ENTRIES CLOSE 30 MINS PRIOR TO EACH RACE

    FROM 5:00PM MARCH 1 

    EVENT RACE PACK AND SUNSET SERIES SINGLET COLLECTION

    *The Tan

    FROM 5:00PM MARCH 1 

    EVENT RACE PACK AND SUNSET SERIES SINGLET COLLECTION

    *The Tan

    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

    4.7km: 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. 

     

    Participant Instructions  

    You can download the Participant Instructions for Race 1 - The Zoo here.

     

    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

    8km starts

    5:00 pm

    Event village opens

    8:45 pm

    Finish line closes

    6:30 pm

    4km 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
    Race pack collection opens

    5:00 pm
    Event village opens

    6:30 pm

    4km starts

    7:00 pm

    8km starts

    8:45 pm

    Finish line closes

    9:00 pm 

    Event concludes

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