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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.
Achilles offers trained and experienced Guide Runners to help navigate members during training runs and walks and at events.
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.
We recently also launched a run group in the Mornington area.
Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Training
Please contact us should you require O&M support from Vision Australia.
Regular Sunday training at 8.30am
Meeting point: Beauty Park (meet at the picnic tables at the Young Street end of the Park)
Car parking: Ample car parking opposite BBQ area on the Bay Trail.Train or tram: Take the train to Frankston station, then walk 800m/10 minutes south along Young Street. Cross Playne and Davey Street. Beauty Park is located on your left 200m beyond the Young Street/Davey Street intersection.
Annual membership for 2019 is $20.
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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. Please note there are no changing facilities at this venue.
The Mornington Peninsula session is a "lock-up and go" session (ie possessions will be placed in guides’ cars.
Interested? Please fill out the below form to enquire.
This yoga class goes beyond optimising movement in the major joints to teaching ‘tools’ to escape busy mind chatter.
A great introduction to Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, you can participate in group walks, or pair up with a sighted volunteer in your local area.
Come and learn one of the world's most popular sports at the home of the Australian Open. Blind Tennis for all ages.
Join this fun sport, where a specially adapted guide rail enables a person to bowl independently.