Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Tan Track

 4.0 (1)

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


99%

Runnable

128' 39 m

Ascent

-126' -39 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

105' 32 m

High

14' 4 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

The most popular (for good reason) walking track in Melbourne.

Tom Robson

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Overview

Without a doubt this is Melbourne's most popular walking track. Head out to the Tan to see why!

Need to Know

The start/end point on this run is arbitrary. You should hop on/off this track wherever you see fit.

As an added bonus to this awesome run, there are drinking fountains littered throughout.

Runner Notes

This is some of the best running in Melbourne. See if you can beat previous best times, posted on the back of the two clocks on opposite halves of the track.

This track plays host to the annual "Go the Tan" run.

Description

This wide dirt track is Melbourne's answer for most of its exercise-hungry residents. For a loop situated deep inside the city's CBD, it seems to check off all of the necessary boxes:
  • Easily accessed from downtown
  • Built for all abilities (dog walkers, joggers, and olympians)
  • Scenic views either of the city itself or of the Botanic Gardens

History & Background

Established in 1901 as part of developing Alexandria Avenue, the name "Tan" comes from the tan-bark surfacing they used for the equestrian path. In 1974, the track was resurfaced, car parking on the track was banned, and the loop was created.

You & This Featured Run


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Run

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#2974

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#15

in Australia

#2,974

Overall
9 Views Last Month
155 Since Nov 10, 2016
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running