Welcome to Knox Roadrunners Inc.
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 …
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Knox Roadrunners?
We are a bunch of runners of all abilities who enjoy running in a great social atmosphere. The club started in February 1987 with several founding members still running 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.
When do we run?
Our weekly runs are at 6am on Saturdays (rain, hail or shine) and start from our club rooms in Bayswater.
Where do we run?
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.
How far do we run?
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.
How fast do we run?
On any Saturday there will be small groups averaging anywhere from 4mins/k to 6mins/k.
What standard do I need to be to join in?
We ask that you can confidently run 8km at 6mins/k pace, without any walking breaks, when you join us.
How many people run each week?
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.
What about 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.
What facilities are provided?
Hot showers are available at our clubrooms along with tea and coffee after the run. Some mornings we also have breakfast.
Do we have a Facebook Page?
We operate a moderated members only Facebook page where all our day to day running natter is conducted.
How much does it cost to join?
Membership is $40 for the first year and $35 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.
Does the club hold social events?
Yes! Regular social events are held throughout the year including post-run breakfasts, weekends away to events such as GOR Marathon and City to Surf, 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!.
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