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25 AUGUST 2024

5k Run

Starts at 8:15am

Warm up at 8:00am

10k Run

Starts at 8:00am

Warm up at 7:45am

15k Run

Starts at 7:45am

Warm up at 7:30am

Family Walk

Start Time 8:30am

After a captivating and record breaking win at the Fukuoka Marathon in 1981, Rob de Castella used his newly found influence to help inspire others by launching an annual event focused on supporting mental health through community based running.

This event became known as the de Castella Run.

This year, the de Castella Run is happening on 25 August 2024 in Kew, Victoria.

Take the challenge in this historic community event and run to help us continue mending minds!

Listed as one of the best runs to do in Melbourne by RedBull, the Boulevard is one of the most scenic and challenging routes out there. Our 5km, 10km and 15km courses are run on sealed roads along the Boulevard in Kew overlooking the Yarra River and City. Go for a run enjoy city views, rolling hills and soak up the encouraging atmosphere as you shake off the winter blues!

For over 40 years, this event continues to be community owned and run, we raise money for mental health charities and each year we select a new deserving charitable partner raise much needed funds and awareness to.

This year we have partnered with HER Centre Australia who are dedicated to understanding and treating mental illnesses experienced by women.

Run as you are,

We all start somewhere.


We're running

25th August 2024

Burke Hall, Gate, Nolan Ave, Kew VIC 3101, Australia

Acknowledgement to Country

The de Castella Run acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of this country and acknowledges their connection to culture, land and community. Our event is on the traditional Country of Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation. We thank traditional custodians – past, present and emerging – who care for Country so we get to enjoy its majestic beauty.