Event countdown

Key dates in the run-up to the event

1 October
Online check-in is open! Click here to check-in online and skip the queues on event day. Complete online check-in by October 15 to have your event shirt or jersey and nameplates mailed to you before the event.

15 October
Final day for teams to pass $15,000 raised to have a kilometre of the route named for them.

17 October (midnight)
Last day to complete online check-in and have your pack mailed to you. You can still complete online check-in in the lead up to the event, but you’ll need to collect your shirt or jersey and nameplates from Peter Mac on October 26 and 27, or on event day.

26 October
If you didn’t complete online check-in before October 15, you can still pick up your event shirt or jersey before the event from 12pm to 7pm on Friday, 26 October at:

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation (ask the ground floor reception desk to direct you)
Ground Floor
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
305 Grattan St
Melbourne 3000

27 October
If you didn’t complete online check-in before October 15, you can still pick up your event shirt or jersey before the event from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, 27 October at Peter Mac (same address as above).

28 October 28
The big day is here! Check out the full event schedule here. The start and finish are at:

Argyle Place
Lygon St
Carlton. VIC. 3053.

31 January 2019
If you don’t manage to reach your fundraising minimum by 28 October, you can still take part by making a fundraising pledge before the start of the event.

It’s easy – you just provide your credit card details as a guarantee to cover the shortfall, and you will have another three months to continue fundraising.

On 31 January 2019, if you are still short of your fundraising minimum, the remainder will be charged to your credit card as a tax-deductible donation. We’ll continue supporting you every step of the way to finish your fundraising by that date!


We will have road closures in place at the start of the event, but the majority of the route is on open/shared roads, footpaths and cycleways.

Our current planned routes are shown here, but these may change on the day, so make sure you follow all signage along the course and directions from traffic management, police and volunteers.

Getting ready

What to bring

Make sure you bring appropriate gear for the weather – rain gear if needed, sun protection and water bottles. We also recommend high visibility clothing for all participants if the day is dark or raining.

It’s also a great idea to pack some snacks to bring with you along the course. We will have water at the event village as well as rest stops, along with light snacks as well.

For cyclists

If you’re riding, take a moment to read the great bike preparation tips from our bike techs The Rapid Wrench here. All bikes must have lights and a bell, and all cyclists must wear an approved helmet.

Our volunteer bike mechanics generously donate their time on the event. Riders are responsible to pay for all parts used to repair their bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.

For runners and walkers

If you are running or walking, make sure you train and wear in your shoes before the day.

Having your feet taped by a podiatrist is a great way to avoid blisters, but you can also use products like Body Glide for your feet and any other areas you want to avoid chafing.