40th Anniversary of Australia's Biggest Marathon!

The Melbourne Marathon has been growing steadily since over 2,000 runners hauled their way from Frankston to Melbourne Town Hall in 1978. It's now Australia's biggest, with over 8,000 people taking on the full distance and over 35,000 entries across the range of events. This year is the 40th race and it's looking like the most spectacular ever.

This all makes for the perfect opportunity for fast-footed type 1's - and those who are not so fast - to show the whole community that type 1 diabetes is no barrier to healthy exercise and strong competition. There's a fantastic range of separate distances you can run or walk. As well as the full 42.195 km, there's a half marathon, a 10 km run, a 5.7 km run and a 3 km walk. Something for everyone.

The 2017 Melbourne Marathon is smack bang in te middle of October, so you've still got time to get out and practise so you can be on your best form on the day.

HypoActive has a team entered in this year's event. If you're a type 1 runner or walker - doesn't matter which event you choose to enter - why not join our team? Raise awareness about type 1 diabetes, feel proud of your achievement and be part of a team that's like family. People who understand and support you.

Check out all the info about distances and entry fees on the Melbourne Marathon website.

If you wish to enter this event as part of the HypoActive team you will need a password. Please email John Thompson to obtain the password and learn all about the team and any training runs.

Good luck and have a fabulous Melbourne Marathon!