Achilles Running Club

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Supported by Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria, Achilles Melbourne is your local all-abilities social running club. Whether you have a disability or you wish to run/walk alongside people with a disability, we run/walk together to achieve individual fitness goals. This includes support to participate in major running events in Victoria.

Man and woman running side by side

Regular Sunday Training

8.30am every Sunday

The Tan Running Track

Meeting point: Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda , Linlithgow Avenue (200m east of intersection Linlithgow Avenue and St Kilda Rd)

 

Map of the corner of Linlithgow Avenue St Kilda Rd

Getting there:

 

Train or tram:

Catch any train/tram to Flinders Street station
Exit onto southbound side of St Kilda Rd
Walk 500m south of Federation Square or alight at Grant St stop 17 on any St Kilda Road/Melbourne University tram

Head east for 200m on Linlithgow Avenue

 

Car parking

Ample free carparking available on St Kilda Rd and Linlithgow Avenue

 

Orientation and Mobility Training

Please contact us should you require O&M support from Vision Australia

 

Guide Runners

Achilles offers trained and experienced Guide Runners to help navigate members during training runs and walks and at events.

 

Running Course

We run around the popular 3.8km Tan running track which encircles the Botanical Gardens.  Those who wish to run further have the option of running alongside the Yarra River via Federation Square on the main Yarra trail.

 

What do I wear/bring?

Please wear comfortable clothing to walk or run in., including comfortable and supportive running shoes.  BYO water bottle, protection and/or weather protection. Possessions can be left at the rotunda while you run – a weekly coordinator will be present to look after belongings.  There are no changing facilities at this venue.

 

Contact Details:

General enquiries/partnerships/non Melbourne volunteering: melbourne@achillesaustralia.org.au

New member/volunteer enquiries: melb.members@achillesaustralia.org.au

Club shirts/membership payment/sponsorship: melb.finance@achillesaustralia.org.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AchillesMelbourne

website: www.achillesaustralia.org.au/melbourne