Map out your course to fight MS
No matter your location across Victoria, here are some tried and true staff picks for inspirational course routes or feel free to go your own way!
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Princes Park, Carlton
Complete 1 lap to achieve a tidy 5km or just 2 loops to clock up your 10km. This crushed gravel track has exercise stations dotted along the route and plenty of trees for shade.
Coburg Lake Reserve, Lake Grove
This is a 5km out and back course (2.5km each way) taking in part of the Merri Creek Trail. On a mixture of hard surface and boardwalk it’s picturesque and can be extended to accommodate longer distances of 10km.
Beach Road, St Kilda (or from Sandringham)
Follow Port Phillip Bay from St Kilda and go as far as you like; keeping in mind that you can go the whole 5km or 10km one way (if you have a support crew to collect you at the other end) or simply go out to half your distance and turn around to return.
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
Just over 2 laps of the lake is what you need to complete to reach 10km or a smidge over 1 lap and you’ve done your 5km! This crushed gravel track is scenic and flat – great for a PB (personal best)!
Yarra Trails, Abbotsford
Meandering around the Yarra River, this trail is bitumen and crushed gravel and has plenty of stop points along the way. Totalling 12km you could pick a start point and go out 5km and back for the longer distance or 2.5km out to complete 5km.
Maribyrnong River Loop, Maribyrnong
This all ability terrain is a 4km loop in the heart of the West. Complete just over 2 laps for the 10km distance or less for your 5km effort.
Altona Beach, Apex Park
The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths, gravel and sand. Not far from the Westgate freeway but a world apart.
The Tan Loop
10km is almost 2.5 laps of this run route or part thereof for a 5km distance. Crushed gravel surface with a kick up Anderson Street thrown in this loop is otherwise flat.
Capital City Trail
This loop will sort out your 5km and 10km distances without seeing anything twice (unless you go out and back!). Start anywhere along the trail and take in the gorgeous paths of this city central run and cycle track. A great way to see Melbourne’s sights on foot and could be incorporated with the Tan Loop (described above) if you wanted to extend your distance.
Geelong Botanic Gardens, Eastern Park Circuit
A picture-perfect nature walk, run or roll this 3km loop will enable you to clock up your kms knowing you are always close to where you started.
Barwon Riverside Walk, Marnock Road, Newtown
This circuit walk is fully paved and almost entirely flat with an abundance of riverside vegetation, birdlife and wetlands. With a total loop clocking up 6km you’ll probably end up completing more than your distance being distracted by the setting!
Dromana Bay Trail, Marine Drive, Safety Beach
Crushed gravel path is wide and suitable for all modes of movement. Shared with bikes, please be careful, as you take in the gorgeous Dromana coastline and hinterland of the picturesque town settled in 1861. One way is 3km so you can decide on how much you want to extend yourself.
Frankston Foreshore and Pier Walk
A 3m wide raised timber boardwalk over the dunes allows for 3km of scenes across Port Phillip Bay and plenty of sights to take in. It is even lit from below for a night stroll! Start from 555 Nepean Hwy, Frankston.
Famously graced by Australian running royalty, Steve (Monas) Moneghetti – still to this day – start anywhere along this 6km loop; in his namesake. If this gravel path is good enough for a 4 time Olympian, Commonwealth Games and World Championship medallist, then we think it’ll suit the royalty that is MS Walk Run + Roll participants just fine.
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