Melbourne Walk + Fun Run
Frequently Asked Questions

Where does my entry fee go?

Your entry fee pays for the cost of staging the event – things like equipment, traffic management and first aid. Every dollar you raise or donate on top of your entry fee will go directly to providing services and support for the Australians living with multiple sclerosis.

What should I do if I want to register more than one person (eg. a child)?

Each participant will need a separate email to register. If someone in your team does not have an email (eg. a child), please contact our team on 1300 733 690 or [email protected].
*People living with multiple sclerosis will receive complimentary entry to the 2019 MS Walk + Fun Run, please contact our friendly team on 1300 733 690 or [email protected] for further information.

Is parking available?

Yes, there are several car parks in the area, check signage as fees may apply. We do encourage you to catch public transport to the event. More information can be found on our Getting there page.

Are there rest sites along the course?

Yes, there are two rest sites with toilets, water, entertainment and chairs.

Is there a cloakroom where I can store my gear?

Yes, your gear can be stored at the cloakroom for a gold coin donation.

Are there accessible toilets at the event and along the course?

Yes. Accessible toilets are available at the event village as well as at the two rest sites.

What happens if it rains?

The MS Walk + Fun Run will go ahead rain or shine unless there is a significant danger to participants because of lightning, storms or strong winds. Participants should be prepared for all weather conditions - bring your raincoat and a smile. We will notify you by text message if we need to cancel the event.

What do I get in my entry kit?

You will receive a numbered bib which will serve as your proof of entry and allow us to identify you in case of an emergency. You must wear this bib pinned to your chest at all times while participating in the event.

When will my entry kit arrive?

Entry Kit mail out will commence in April 2018.

I have lost my bib, can I get another one?

Call us on 1300 733 690 before the event and we will send you a replacement bib or prepare one for you to collect on the day. Note that for those running, your timing chip will be matched to your bib number so you must contact us prior to the event to ensure that your time is recorded against your name. If your original bib turns up after we have issued you with a replacement, please discard the old bib and use the new one instead.

What should I do when I arrive at the start site?

If you have not yet registered for the MS Walk or Run and you wish to enter on the day, visit the On the Day Entry marquee where you can pay your entry fee in cash or by eftpos or credit card. If you have registered for either event but have not yet received your bib, head to the Pre-Paid Pickup marquee where our volunteers will assist you. If you have registered and you already have your bib, just hang out and enjoy the festivities until the warm-up begins.

Can I take my dog to the MS Walk + Fun Run?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your dog for the walk event (not run); however, you are responsible for its behaviour on the course. Please consider the enjoyment of other participants by keeping your dog on a leash at all times and cleaning up any mess it makes. 

I want to do both the Walk and the Run – is that allowed?

Yes - if you have registered for the Run and are feeling particularly energetic, you can join us afterward for the Walk without paying a second entry fee.

What should I do if I can no longer take part in the event?

Call us on 1300 733 690 or email [email protected] to let us know so we can update our records. Unfortunately, entry fees are non-refundable or transferable if you are no longer able to participate in the MS Walk + Fun Run. In exceptional circumstances we do make exceptions for transferring registration fees.  If you would like to request to transfer your registration fee to another person or another event, please email us.