Back to Victoria
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.
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
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 http://www.shoelogic.com.au
- Run For Your Life Emporium, 390 Burnley St, Richmond. 9428 9300. http://www.r4yl.com.au
- 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: email@example.com website: http://www.elwoodchiro.com - 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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