The annual Active Merri-bek Fun Run and Walk is back in 2024!

Lace up your running shoes, gather your friends and family, and get ready for a day filled with fitness, fun, and community spirit.

The Fun Run and Walk welcomes participants of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting your fitness journey, this event is perfect for everyone. It's not about winning; it's about having a great time and supporting a good cause.

Starting location

Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool


Sunday 24 March 2024

Event start time



10km run | 5km run | 5km walk




Our carefully designed course will take you along the scenic route of the Merri Creek trail, offering beautiful views and a refreshing atmosphere. Distance markers will line the course and the enthusiastic Coburg Harriers will be on hand to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

5km map

10km map


What to expect on the day

Arrive early on the day to collect your race bib. An official event opening will take place at 8:45am with the Merri-bek mayor, followed by a group warm-up to ensure you're ready to go. There will be water stations and first aid support along the course, if needed. After crossing the finish line, celebrate your achievement with fellow participants and enjoy a post-run BBQ, coffee and the medal presentation.

Each participant will receive a participation medal and will be able to view their race times on the Tomato Timing website. Prizes will be given to those who place in the 5km run and 10km run.

How to register

To participate in the Fun Run and Walk, simply register below. Select your preferred distance (options available for different fitness levels) and complete the payment process.

Early bird discounts are available to those who register in February, so be sure to get in early! Use the code EARLYBIRD to get your discount.

Register today


  Age Category Early Bird Standard
5km walk  Child $15 $20
5km walk Adult $20 $25
5km run Child $20 $25
5km run Adult $25 $30
10km run Child $30 $35
10km run Adult $35 $40


The Fun Run and Walk is not just a race – it's also an opportunity to make a positive impact in our community. Every year, the Active Merri-bek Fun Run and Walk raises funds for the Y’s Charitable Fund, supporting community members experiencing disadvantage by subsidising access to programs and services. Learn more about the Y's charitable work.

Safety measures

Your safety is our top priority. We will implement necessary safety measures to ensure a secure environment for all participants. This may include staggered start times and sanitization stations. Please follow instructions provided by event staff.

Join us for a day of fun, fitness, and community at the Active Merri-bek Fun Run and Walk. Register now and be a part of this incredible event.

For any enquiries or further information, please contact our event organizers at