Welcome to Knox Roadrunners Inc.


COVID19 UPDATE – All club runs have been suspended until May 2nd.

Please stay in contact to join us for our next run…


Do you want another challenge?  How about racing against Puffing Billy?  Or maybe even a marathon? Or are you just looking for some company on your Saturday run??

Then maybe the Knox Roadrunners is for you …

About the Club

We are Knox Roadrunners

We are runners of all abilities who enjoy running in a great social atmosphere. The club started in February 1987, and some of our founding members still run regularly with us. We currently have approximately 100 members ranging in age from 20 – 70+ years. The number of female runners is on the increase and now makes up approximately 40% of our membership. The majority of our members reside in the Knox area but increasingly our members are coming from further afield.

Facebook page

We have a public Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KnoxRoadunners/  Like us and follow our activities here.  We also have a closed page for members, after you join.

Our Runs

Our weekly runs start at 6am on Saturdays (rain, hail or shine) from our club rooms in Marie Wallace Park Bayswater.

Our Routes

Our runs are on footpaths, bike tracks and trails around the Knox area, with an away run each month. See our Calendar for more details.

The distance

Our runs range from 10k to 35k, with distances increasing steadily between May and October in preparation for the Melbourne Marathon and Half Marathon. There are 2-3 distance options every week.

Our Pace 

On any Saturday there will be small groups averaging anywhere from 4mins/k to 6mins/k.

Our Standard

We ask that you can confidently run 8km at 6mins/k pace, without any walking breaks, when you join us.

Our running group size

We have anywhere between 20 and 40 runners each week.

Will I be running on my own?

It is unusual to find yourself running on your own. The pace normally breaks up into a number of groups. We look out for each other and are very supportive but it is every runner’s responsibility to ensure they are familiar with the course each week in the event they find themselves separated from a group’s pace.

Our drink stops

Our runs have vehicle support each week which provides drink stops along the way and acts as a sag wagon should it be required. As our distances increase, we have two vehicles out on the course to support the shorter and longer distances.

Clubroom facilities

Hot showers are available at our clubrooms along with tea and coffee after the run. Some mornings we also have breakfast.

Membership cost

Membership is $60 for the first year and $45 per year thereafter. Our Saturday runs are $2.

What does my membership fee entitle me to?

Membership includes a weekly long run (accurately measured and vehicle supported) in a welcoming, social atmosphere; post-run hot shower and tea/coffee; subsidised bus travel to major events such as Puffing Billy and Melbourne Marathon; subsidised club singlet; subsidised social events and a wealth of long distance running experience. We make an annual donation to a number of local charities.

Social events

Regular social events are held throughout the year including post-run breakfasts, weekends away to events such as GOR Marathon, annual Trivia Night and Christmas party. Our teams have had great success over the years in the Social Team category of runs such as Puffing Billy, Susan Classic, Great Ocean Road Marathon, Run for the Kids, Oxfam Trailwalker and the Melbourne Full & Half Marathon.

Well – if you want to give it a try, or are already a runner and would like to join a group, then maybe Knox Roadrunners Inc. is for you.

We hope this little bit of background entices you to give us a go. The emphasis of the club is to keep fit through running with great companionship and camaraderie. To run and have some fun along the way!

Please contact us if you’d like more information or would like to join in the fun!.