Fans will have the chance to walk or run on the fully-built Albert Park F1 circuit

If you’re going to be in Melbourne on the weekend before next year’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, then you should get your running shoes laced up…

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has announced a new partnership with SuperSprint and Athletics Victoria to launch the Australian Grand Prix Run, which will e held on Sunday 10 March, one week before the Formula 1 race.

The event is open to the public, who can choose to run or walk five or ten kilometres of the complete Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, which will be complete with course barriers, grandstands, marquees, overpasses and more in readiness for the 58-lap race the following weekend.

“We can’t wait to see members of the public run on the Albert Park circuit. With the Grand Prix infrastructure in place, it will be like no other running track in Australia,” Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott said.

“We encourage the community to get involved; it doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, fast or slow, it’s a rare opportunity and promises a view of the track very few members of the public ever get to see.

Registration for the event opens today, and you will have until Thursday 7 March to enter. Entry fees are $45 for the 5-kilometre leg, or $55 for the ten-kilometre leg.

For more information, visit the Australian Grand Prix website.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.