About the Bendigo University Athletics Club

We are Bendigo University Athletics Club (BUAC). Established in 1967, we are Bendigo’s biggest running club. Contact the president.

In Winter, we host timed, family-friendly running races in the bushland surrounding Bendigo. Races are on most Saturdays from 2pm over 4 distances. 500m for the littlies, 1km, 3km and our longer race averages 7km. Our winter handicap system enables every participant the chance to win the race. (Yes, that includes you.)

Although ribbons are awarded to place getters each week and there are trophies at the end of the season, the club’s focus is on providing a relaxed, supportive atmosphere rather than a highly competitive one.

Our club encourages all ages and abilities to run with us, whether you’re just starting out or an experienced track, cross country, trail runner or triathlete. Maybe your looking or an activity the whole family can do together. Everyone is welcome.

Our famous afternoon teas are a great chance to catch-up with old friends and make new ones.

In Summer, runners compete on the La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Track against other Bendigo athletics clubs. Along with running you can also complete in other events such as throwing and jumping.

Try us out!

New members are always welcome. Please contact the president with any questions.

In winter our club races are very informal affairs. Just come along to one of our runs. Bring your running gear and any family or friends who might also be interested. Remember the first run free policy.

In the summer we are part of a larger more formal Athletics Bendigo track competition. But if you contact the the president arrangements can be quickly made to get you running in a uni singlet.

Want to do some training during the week?

Great! There’s a host of informal and formal weekly running training groups. No matter what your running passion or level of ability is, there will be like-minded people for you to link up with in our club community. Most are free or at low cost.

Want to learn more?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us at run@bendigouniathsclub.org.au

Ready to join?

Download the registration form or the registration form as a docx or contact the president or one of the committee.

Program for the fridge?

Download and print the pdf program, or bookmark the runs page on your smart phone.


Email or phone a committee member.

Name Position Contact
Ross Douglas President 0418 322 244
Jenny Lee Vice President 0410 448 245
David Lonsdale Secretary 0429 944 009
Ben McDermid Treasurer 0428 164 481
Gavin Fiedler Publicity 03 5443 1714
Andrew Creer Handicapper 0431 831 479
Andrea Smith Timekeeper 0418 325 142
Darren Rowe Committee Member 0418 505 955
David Heislers Committee Member 0439 654 066