Athletics is a fun way to keep fit, meet new people, challenge yourself and learn new skills. The four athletics clubs in Bendigo exist for people aged 12 years and upwards of all types of abilities.

There are four athletics clubs in the Bendigo area: Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club, Bendigo University Athletics Club, Eaglehawk Athletics Club and South Bendigo Athletics Club.

Whilst each club is unique and have different strengths and areas of focus, all of them will make new members welcome and encourage existing members to get the most out of their skills and abilities.

These clubs participate in events on the track, on the road, cross country races in the bush, plus jumping and throwing events ‘in the field’.

What about Little Athletics?

Bendigo Little Athletics operates as one club and everyone wears the same uniform. Little Athletes have opportunities to come together to represent the Bendigo region in state competitions throughout the year. Find out more about Little Athletics here >

Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club

Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club

The Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club caters for all ages, genders and ability levels. Some members are full-time athletes who compete all year, while others compete half-yearly, or use their membership to strengthen other sports, such as soccer, football and baseball.

They have had many members representing Australia who are also champions and record holders, as well as members who simply enjoy a social run or walk and talk with friends.

President: Neil Macdonald

Bendigo University Athletics Club logo

Bendigo University Athletics Club

The Bendigo University Athletics Club is a welcoming, inclusive community of athletes and families trying to lead active healthy lifestyles with regular outdoor physical activities. The Club conducts a Saturday afternoon all- ages & abilities winter cross country series at a variety of bushland locations around Bendigo with a famous bring-a-plate to-share afternoon tea at the end of the day’s running.
Many club members regularly undertake road marathon, trail running and triathlon events around Victoria and Australia.
Your membership is your introduction to a like-minded local family of runners and athletes who don’t mind their running trails being a bit adventurous.

President: Ross Douglas

Eaglehawk Athletic Club

Eaglehawk YMCA Athletics Club

Eaglehawk YMCA Athletic Club competes as part of the Athletics Bendigo Centre and caters for athletes of all ages and abilities.

The club has a fun and friendly atmosphere, with members ranging from social athletes who are there for fun and fitness, through to elite athletes.

President: Terry Hicks

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South Bendigo Athletics Club

The South Bendigo Athletic Club was established in 1967 and has a fun and friendly atmosphere, with an emphasis on family and socialising as well as training. The club’s members range from social athletes who are there for fun and fitness, to elite athletes.

President: Jackie Guillou

Running in Bendigo is a great social activity in a very healthy, positive environment.

Lee, Bendigo runner

Running is a great way to look after your physical and mental health, it is super easy to get started with and Bendigo has a great community of runners who are very welcoming of people of all ages and abilities.

Stephen, Bendigo runner

Running is the perfect sport to do to make it fit around your lifestyle. Plus no equipment is needed.

Brady, Bendigo runner