2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival

December 11 & 12, 2021

New Event Dates Announced!

What a year it has been… and it is about to get much better!

We believe that sometimes in life, you have to slow down, reset and learn from the restart.

So, this December, why not grab the opportunity to be outside, get some fresh air and support people with disabilities.

We are extremely excited to announce that CPEC, a centre supporting people with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, will be the official premier charity for the 2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival.

What is the Melbourne Marathon Festival?

The Melbourne Marathon Festival is an annual event, and is CPEC’s major fundraiser for the year. CPEC has been part of the Melbourne Marathon for 14 years now, providing the majority of the volunteers that help runners in and around the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

How can you be a part of the Melbourne Marathon Festival?

Imagine being able to spend your Saturday &/or Sunday in the sunshine, surrounded by big smiles, and getting some fresh air while running around the Melbourne Cricket Ground or volunteering, with friends and family. Sound like the perfect weekend? We think so!

If you would like to make a positive difference to the children, young people and families at CPEC, you can become involved in a number of ways:

  • Participating in one of the events

There are many distances you can choose to participate in – the marathon (42km), wheelchair marathon, ½ marathon (21km), 10km, 5km or 3km walk.

Register online for the Nike Melbourne Marathon here. Remember to select “CPEC” as your fundraising charity.

  • Fundraising

Whilst we are the official charity, we receive no part of any runner’s or walker’s registration fee, which is why the fundraising efforts are so important for us.

Most importantly, if you are participating, please don’t forget to set up your fundraising page via Grassrootz.

  • Volunteering

Volunteers form a major part of any marathon – without volunteers, the Melbourne Marathon simply would not run as smoothly! If being able to spend your weekend having fun as a volunteer at the Melbourne Marathon Festival sounds exciting to you, please complete the Volunteer Registration form here!

  • Donating

You can also donate to CPEC directly through our website. Donate online here.

We love being part of this iconic event, as it helps raise much needed funds for the centre and gives the children, young people and families a great sense of community and achievement by being involved. The Melbourne Marathon is truly inspirational for everyone – so, don’t wait and get involved today!

Here, we will keep you up to date with how you can be involved as a volunteer!

Thank you from Team CPEC!