Melbourne Marathon

Stay at Hotel Lindrum during the Melbourne marathon. The Melbourne marathon is one of the most popular events held in the city for the past 40 and more years. Hence, if you’re flying in for the marathon, booking a room at a stylish hotel located in the central area close to the race is a prudent move!

Hotel Lindrum fulfils all the prerequisites.

The hotel is located in the Melbourne CBD area within walking distance of the famous Federation Square. Every major attraction like the Queen Victoria Market or the National Gallery of Victoria are nearby so you can explore the city before the big event. Furthermore, if you need to go shopping, Hotel Lindrum is the perfect base for that task, since the major shopping streets are just a few minutes away. We recommend you to stroll down to the Southbank, which is located just across the hotel.

If you’re wondering about the accommodation, we have 59 sophisticated and comfortable rooms at your disposal. You can choose between superior, deluxe, and studio rooms, depending on your preference. However, if you need more space, or if you’re travelling with friends and family, you might want to take a look at the junior suite.

Everything you need to know about the running marathon in Melbourne

If you need detailed information about the legendary running marathon in Melbourne, we recommend you to read the following section.

What is the Melbourne marathon?

The Melbourne marathon is a long-standing tradition in the city. Hence, it’s held each passing year since 1978. The marathon is the main activity in the Melbourne Marathon Festival, and it’s a 42.195 km run over the traditional marathon distance. Since 2007 the course included the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and over 40 years later it’s still one of the most visited festivities in the city, with over 17,000 people participating in the Half Marathon.

The atmosphere in the city during this event is electrifying and amazing, with people getting ready for the marathon and flexing their muscles before the long run. According to the review by Steven Huxter, one of the competitors in the 2017 Melbourne marathon, via World’s Marathons:

“ The course was nice and flat, plenty of good views when running out of the city towards the coast. There was a great atmosphere for the duration of the race and plenty of support. Finishing in the MCG was an absolute highlight for my first marathon, I'll definitely be back.”

The marathon run is one of those lifetime instants where people come together in strength and durability to share a special moment of victory. It’s more than worth the effort. In the words of Oprah Winfrey after finishing the Marine Corps Marathon in 1994 “(it’s) better than winning an Emmy.”

Where is the marathon held?

The marathon in the last couple of years starts and finishes at the MCG. The charted course usually includes the most scenic parts of Melbourne, including but not limited to the Botanic Gardens, Albert Park Lake, The Arts Centre and Port Phillip Bay.

Is there any entertainment after the race?

The excitement isn’t over after the run, on the contrary, the Melbourne Marathon official after party starts at noon and lasts until the morning hours. Of course, you can find urban restaurants and cafés that throw their special parties for everyone involved in the marathon.

The best part is that Hotel Lindrum is located amidst all the action!

If you complete at least 10 Melbourne marathons, you will qualify to become a Spartan. Spartans have personalised race numbers and their select group of members counts over 1400 people from all over the world. The ones that have over 30 Melbourne marathons under their belt are noted as Legends in the Hall of Fame.