All weekend sessions cater to individuals of varying fitness levels and abilities. These gatherings are typically social, welcoming both runners, walkers and rollers followed by the opportunity to stay for coffee and chats. Whether you prefer running or walking, feel free to choose the distance that suits you best. We're here to enjoy being active in a fun, inclusive and safe space.
A welcome circle
An Acknowledgement of County
Club announcements and
A round of names before heading off for a run or walk.
We know it can sometimes be daunting turning up for the first time and meeting a bunch of strangers, so we recommend anyone attending for their first time to arrive 5-10 minutes earlier than the stated start time. Everyone at the club is friendly and will make you feel welcome. We will also help buddy you up with someone on your first run with us.
We recommend leaving valuables at home. Saturdays you can generally leave clothing at a communal spot, but the club does not take responsibility for any stolen items. Occasionally, a member may have a car close by to leave items in.
All of our weekend locations are dog-friendly, although some cafes we frequent may not always allow pets. If you are running, walking, or rolling with your dog, please keep them on a short leash.
Location: THE TAN (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance)
Distance: 3.8km (approx.) loop
Start Time: 8:30am
The Course: The course is undulated with Anderson Street Hill being of a steep incline, making it unsuitable/challenging for wheelchair users. However, a few walkers will often walk/stroll through the gardens which maybe more suitable for wheelchair users. Some members will usually run between 4-10km.
Useful information: Car parking is generally easy enough to find, but sometimes when there are events happening around The Tan, on the Yarra River or at one of the stadiums, parking can sometimes be tricky. Depending on where you find a park, the meeting spot is a short walk. Toilets are located close by. Dog friendly cafe.
Location: ALBERT PARK LAKE (Southside)
Distance: 5km (approx.) loop
The Course: The course is flat. It is suitable for wheelchairs and prams but may become boggy and challenging after heavy rain. Some members will usually run between 5-10km or just walk the one lap.
Useful information: Car parking is free on Canterbury Road, with a short 2–3-minute walk to the MFR meeting spot. All Abilities car parking is available at the car park, but there may be a cost. Toilets are also located close by.
Location: PRINCES PARK (Northside)
Distance: 3km (approx.) loop
Start time: 8:30am
The Course: This course is flat. It is suitable for wheelchairs and prams but may become boggy after heavy rain. Some members will usually run between 3-10km. or just walk one lap.
Useful information: Ample free car parking is available close by. All abilities car parking is available, and toilets are also located close by. Cafe is not dog friendly.
Location: FOOTSCRAY WHARF (Westside)
Distance: 5-8km (approx.) loop
The Course: This course is flat. It is suitable for wheelchairs and prams along the Maribyrnong sealed path. Some members will usually run between 5-10km or walk the scenic route of 3-4km.
Useful information: Ample car parking is available and free along nearby Moreland and Maribyrnong Streets. Footscray Train Station is a short walk away.. All abilities car parking is available, and toilets are also located close by. Dog friendly cafe.