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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/walks and at fun run 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.
Strength sessions are open to financial Achilles members and run every Wednesday night. Strength sessions follow a formal program. Sessions cycle between being in an online format, and face-to-face at an indoor venue in winter (varies according to location availability) and at Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda in summer. Participants are required to undergo goal setting with our volunteer coaches prior to commencing.
We are happy to work with your O&M worker to learn the route to Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda. Our volunteers are also available to assist with guiding you from Flinders Street Station to Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda to any training session you attend.
Weekly Sunday training at 8.30am (no training over Christmas/New Year/Easter weekends)
Weekly Wednesday Strength training 6:15pm (during school term)
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.
Annual membership for 2021/22 is $30.
Financial hardship membership is $20 (please speak to a committee member first)
General enquiries/partnerships/non-Melbourne volunteering: firstname.lastname@example.org
New member/volunteer enquiries: email@example.com
Club shirts/membership payment/sponsorship: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Dog sitters occasionally available to look after your dog. Please note there are no changing facilities at this venue.
Interested? Please fill out the below form to enquire.
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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.
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Join this fun sport, where a specially adapted guide rail enables a person to bowl independently.