The Run

Held on Sunday 2 September, 2018, around Melbourne’s iconic Tan track, the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run is the perfect day out for you and your family.

Melbourne’s newest Father’s Day tradition, the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run is a fun run like no other. With on course entertainment and plenty of surprises, everyone is invited to come walk, run, and play around the 5km or 10km courses.

After last year’s huge success, 2018 is going to be even better with more on offer for families to enjoy getting active together. Bring your strollers for the Pram Wave, get amongst the community vibe, and even bring your pooch along – they’re part of the family too!

Start your new Father’s Day tradition and sign up for the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run.

The Experience

Come walk, run and play, and start your Father’s Day tradition today!

The one-of-a-kind Event Village has everything you need in one place to have the best Father’s Day out in Melbourne.

After enjoying your walk or run, spend the morning in the picturesque Alexandra Gardens playing games and enjoying the entertainment with your kids. From bubble soccer, to YMCA kids programs, petting zoos, skateboarding, live music and more – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Make this Father’s Day more than just socks and jocks! Get the family together and come join in the fun.




A community not-for-profit charity organisation, YMCA Victoria has served our state since 1853.

Today, we deliver services at more than 150 locations across a variety of important community sectors, including camps, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools, children’s programs, youth services, and youth justice facilities.

Our vision is that with the Y, everyone can be healthier, happier, and more connected to their community; and help those who are not.

It’s also a little known fact that in 1910, the YMCA invented Father’s Day to recognise the important role they play in our society. So running the the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run just makes sense!

To find out more about the work we do and how we help make communities healthier and happier, visit

Corporate Sponsorship and Partnerships

The YMCA is committed to building valuable, long-term partnerships founded on shared values, defined expectations, complementary skills, and open communication. The YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run offers an exciting opportunity to create relationships where mutual benefits and enhanced reputations are delivered to ensure the best possible experience for everyone; partners, sponsors, event participants, fundraisers and donors alike.

If you would like to join us by supporting this great community event, please contact

Thank you to our sponsors