Checkpoint is Back!
Checkpoint is back!
A non-traditional street race through the heart of Melbourne. Hosted by Hunter Athletics & Up There Athletics. No finisher medals, no training plans, no permits. Point-to-point, your way. How well do you know your city?
On Saturday June 4th, Hunter Athletics and Up There Athletics come together to host the second edition of Checkpoint. An exclusive and all-out race through the streets of Melbourne.
Racers can expect to cover 10km – maybe more, maybe less...if you’re clever, all whilst navigating traffic, pedestrians, and whatever else you get in the Melbourne CBD on a Saturday night. 24 hours before the race, the field will be sent a number of checkpoints and a ‘suggested’ route. The rest is up to you.
Winners will be looked after thanks to our new partners Tracksmith Running and Ciele Athletics, plus some glory. Whatever crew you run with – apply below. We look forward to hosting you all. Places are limited. Field will be notified of acceptance by Friday 27th May. Entry will be $30 per person.
Checkpoints have been released.
In an attempt to ensure chaos reigns supreme, this year competitors are required to hit checkpoint #1 (bought to us by Ciele Athletics) first, but can then hit the remaining checkpoints in any order they see fit. So long as you cross the finish line with four wristbands. Is there one route quicker than another…who knows. Is there a secret prize for being first to the Ciele Athletics checkpoint…Maybe.
Checkpoint #1 is situation in the middle of Sandridge Bridge. You won’t have to look hard and hopefully you hear them before you see them, hit this one first and the rest is up to you.
Our second checkpoint is located on Little Bourke Street, close to Higher Ground Cafe. Keep an eye out for some art, but I wouldn’t linger too long to appreciate it. We would hit this checkpoint second, or last, or maybe even third.
A sentimental checkpoint; number three takes runners to the spiritual home of Up There Store & Up There Athletics, McKillop Street. Blink and you’ll miss this brick laneway, which also happens to be one of Melbourne’s oldest streets.
Checkpoint four takes us back to school. Stewart Street is located at the top end of the city adjacent to the RMIT basketball courts. Possibly the furthest from the start, but play your cards right and you could be in for a nice downhill stretch all the way home. What’s waiting for you? Eternal glory is all.