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Achilles Melbourne


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.

Guide Runners

Achilles offers trained and experienced Guide Runners to help navigate members during training runs and walks and at events.

Running Course

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


  1. The Tan Running Track

    Meeting point: Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda , Linlithgow Avenue (200m east of intersection of Linlithgow Avenue and St Kilda Rd).

    Car parking: ample free car parking available on St Kilda Rd and Linlithgow Avenue.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 Road/Melbourne University tram. Then head east for 200m on Linlithgow Avenue.
  2. Mornington Peninsula

    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.

Cost of activity:

Annual membership for 2019 is $20.

Contact Person:

Amanda Kwong 

General enquiries/partnerships/non-Melbourne volunteering:

New member/volunteer enquiries:

Club shirts/membership payment/sponsorship:


Additinonal Information

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.


How to Get Involved

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