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The Basics

Being one of Australia's largest cities Melbourne covers a very large area. It's is a great place to run, offering various large running events, and various running paths along the beach, rivers and creeks, and in the hills.

Key Races

Places to run

This listing below is a higher level regional listing for Melbourne. Follow the links to review details of Places to Run within each of those regions.

There is an extensive network of off-road bike paths in Melbourne, covering the entire city, including suburbs. click here for detailed maps.

Running Clubs & Groups

Running Tracks

The Rawlinson Athletic Track at Melbourne University is less than two kilometres from the CBD. It is a six lane, (8 in the front straight) 400m synthetic track.

Places to buy Running gear incl. shoes

  • "FIT Footwear"- 241 Bay St, Port Melbourne. Expert shoe fitting and really great service. They assess your running style and find the right shoe for you. Ph: 03 9645 4454
  • Melbourne Sports Depot, Elizabeth St, City
  • Sims Sport, 61 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds - wide range and very cheap
  • Stringers On-line Sports Store
  • Smith St Collingwood towards Alexandra Pde. There are a number of discount running outlets incl: Nike, Adidas, New Balance & Brooks which have some amazing deals
  • Leo Russell, 24 Gilbert Rd East Preston. Very cheap source of Asics. Cash only, open until 12 noon Saturdays
  • Victoria Market - one of the cheapest in Melbourne, generally cash only
  • Runners World, 598 High St, East Kew. Discounts for AV registered
  • Shoe Logic
  • Run For Your Life Emporium, 390 Burnley St, Richmond. 9428 9300.
  • Socks for Living Running Socks Online

Medical & Doctors

  • Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, 4th Floor, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne. Phone: 03 9650 9372
  • Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Olympic Boulevard, AAMI Park, Melbourne, 3121. Phone: 1300 859 or (03) 9420 4300
  • Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic, 339 Heidelberg Rd, Northcote, 3070. Phone: 9481 5744
  • Myotherapy on Collins, Suite 25, 2nd Floor, 12 Collins Street, Melbourne. Phone: 9650 1347
  • Elwood Chiropractic Centre - Dr Steven Rose, 83 Brighton Road, Elwood, 3184. Phone: 03 95313570; email: website: - will give Coolrunning readers a 50% savings on their initial consultation
  • Melbourne Radiology Clinic, Ground Floor, 100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Ph: (03) 9667 1667 Specialises in Musculoskeletal and Sports Radiology

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