The Melbourne Marathon Festival is one of our fine city’s most exciting celebrations, and we have got good news for you all – the perks aren’t just for the runners!

Of course, we are all about celebrating the amazing athletic achievements of the Melbourne Marathon Festival’s competitors, but there’s plenty to do for everyone else who has come along to cheer them on!

The marathon’s exclusive hotel partner, Westin Hotels & Resorts, will be hosting free 20 minute yoga sessions between 8am and 12pm at the Runners Expo to ensure everyone on the day can enjoy a moment of wellbeing. This hotel brand is all about health and wellness so it’s no surprise it’s getting involved in one of Australia’s largest marathons.

After the event, be sure to book into the Allegro Restaurant for dinner – it’s an impressive menu of modern Australian cuisine. Enjoy!

For the first time ever, ‘The Village’ pop up garden and entertainment precinct is going to be your food and drink destination, as well as hosting live music, a big screen showing all the action and so much more!

The Village opens from 6am and yes, they will have coffee, and beer from 10am!
There will also be a variety of food trucks (and a prosecco van!) and entertainment, all just a stone’s throw from the MCG.


The Festival will also be host to the Active Feet Runners Expo, perfect for those competing, and those who are maybe still in training for next year…

Located on the external concourse of the MCG near Gates 1 and 2, the Expo is open from Thursday right through to Sunday (see opening hours here) and will have the best fitness stores all in one spot.

There’ll also be a fantastic chance to donate unwanted running shoes to those less fortunate as part of a collaboration with Australian charity Footscape.

So whether it’s well deserved after participating in the 2019 Melbourne Marathon, or, if it’s to keep you entertained while you’re waiting for your loved one to complete their athletic feat, don’t miss any of the awesome action that the Melbourne Marathon Festival has to offer!

Thanks to Westin Hotels & Resorts