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

The Tan running track
Fountain, south-east side of intersection
Corner 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 Rd tram

Car parking

Ample free carparking available on St Kilda Rd and Linlithgow Ave
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.

 

Guide Runners:

Achilles Melbourne and BSRV have partnered with local running groups to upskill their respective clubs and events to become inclusive events.  The clubs and events listed below have trained guides in regular attendance, subject to notice and availability.  Please contact individual clubs for more information.

 

Inclusive Running Clubs:

 

Athletics Waverley

Training: Thursdays 6:00pm, Central Reserve, Corner of Waverley and Springvale Roads

Description: Coach-led athletics training session on grasss, 400m athletics track

Dog friendly: Yes

Fitness Ability: Beginner to elite

Contact: info@athleticswaverley.com.au

Website: www.athleticswaverley.com.au

 

 

Inclusive parkruns:

All parkruns commence at 8:00am every Saturday morning.  All parkruns are 5km timed run and/or walk events which are free for all participants.  Register at parkrun.com.au/register and print out your personalised barcode.

 

Balyang Sanctuary parkrun (Geelong)

South end of Balyang Sanctuary next to Barwon River

Contact: balyangsanctuaryoffice@parkrun.com

Website: www.parkrun.com.au/balyangsanctuary/

 

Jells parkrun (Wheelers Hill)

Jells Park below The Ponds picnic pavillion

Contact: jellsoffice@parkrun.com

Website: www.parkrun.com.au/jells/

 

Highlands parkrun (Craigieburn)

Waterside Cafe, 1 Northshore Drive, Craigieburn

Contact: highlandsoffice@parkrun.com

Website: www.parkrun.com.au/highlands/