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RABBLE COUNTDOWN: 16th - 18th March

Herald Sun / Citylink Run For the Kids

The Arnold Sports Festival Australia is proud to be an Official Partner of the 2018 Herald Sun / Citylink Run For the Kids.

The two events share much in common, primarily in that the goals of both iconic Melbourne events are to promote and encourage as many people as possible to get fit and healthy and while doing so; assist in raising much needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

As part of the Official Event Partnership with the Arnold Sports Festival:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger will personally be on hand to officially start the 2018 Herald Sun/CityLink Run For the Kids
  • All registered entrants to the 2018 Herald Sun / Citilink Run For the Kids have the option to pick up their race kits from the Arnold Sports Festival concourse at the MCEC on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of March, 2018
  • All registered entrants to the 2018 Herald Sun / Citilink Run For the Kids will receive free entry to the Arnold Sports Festival after the run upon presentation of their race bib on Sunday 18th March

While at the Arnold Sports Festival you can check out Australia’s largest fitness expo and multi-sport festival with over 40 different sporting events and activations, over 10,000 professional and amateur competitors; a massive Expo offering everything from the latest and greatest gear and apparel, fitness tech, healthy food offerings and the latest in supplementation; plus a three day schedule jam packed with activities for all sports lovers, families and fitness fanatics alike!

Remember the Kids Zone offers come-and-try fun activities for kids, with FREE access to the event for children under 15 accompanied by an adult.

It has become a highlight of Arnold’s mission to bring his Fitness Crusade to the world, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to take part in sport and activities that promote fitness health and well-being.

So join Arnold Schwarzenegger on his global fitness crusade when he returns to Melbourne for the fourth annual Arnold Sports Festival (Australia) at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition & Centre on March 16th – 18th 2018. 

If you’d like to more information, feel free to check out the website or email the team on

We can’t wait to see you there!

Arnold Sports Festival Australia opening hours

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Friday-Sunday, 16th-18th March: 10:00am – 6:00pm


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