“Success is the difference between where you started and where you finished. Everyone can be successful in something, sometime and somewhere.” Percy Cerutty

Love the Run are a group of recreational runners who are into their running, the training, the group camaraderie, races, and being fit and healthy. We come from a range of backgrounds, and differing running experience and abilities. If you can run a Parkrun 5km non-stop then you’ll fit in.

We are a training group (not a club) where our strength is the friendship, spirit and support between our runners, whether they are leading races or not. Our common link is our dedication and motivation to making running a consistent part of our lives.

There’s always events coming that our runners participate in, from 5km to marathons, trail races and more. Events like the Run for the Kids, Puffing Billy, Great Ocean Rd, Melbourne Marathon and others, the calendar of events we aim for is ever changing.

Joining the Love The Run group was the best thing that has happened to my running. I run faster and smarter because of Campbell and I love the social aspect of the group and the way we all push each other to reach our running potential. Thanks to Cam I have my sights set on a realistic marathon PB!
– Anita


How the Running Group Works

From the moment runners start arriving prior to the session start, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, friendships are established and everyone is equal no matter who they are.

After the group warm-up – an easy 20 min or so of running plus drills and exercises – the main training block can last anywhere from 10-45 min depending on the individual – our coach tailors the load for each runner.

The group support during training helps each runner accomplish the program, all under the watchful eye and encouragement from the coach. With the main work done, the cool-down wraps up the session before everyone heads home for some well earned R&R.

When / Where It’s On

Tuesday, 5:45pm – we train in central Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra river, including around the tan track.
Thursday, 5:45pm – we train at Olympic Park Oval on Swan St, also using nearby parks and paths.
Saturday – no group session, but you’ll find lots of like-minded runners at one of many Parkrun events.

Check out the Training Info page for more details.

I’ve been running with the group now for just over a year and I love it. Cam is so passionate about running and is incredibly generous with his time and experience. Even though I am one of the slower runners in the group, this is never a problem and there is a place for runners of all standards. My running has improved substantially over the past year and I am continuing to achieve PB’s on a regular basis. The other runners in the group are fun, friendly and supportive and I feel very lucky to have found Love the Run not long after relocating to Melbourne.
– Felicity


Our coach, Campbell Maffett, tailors training for each runner depending on their goals, their target events and their lifestyle. He takes a rounded approach which includes drills, core strength and conditions, running technique and more. As an IAAF Level 3 Middle & Long Distance and Level 2 Performance Triathlon Coaching qualifications, he’s got decades of experience as a competitive athlete. Read more about Campbell under the Contact Us menu.

rhiannonHow Much It Costs

Come along for free to try for the first few sessions – please join us!! If you enjoy it, you have some options including:

  • Casual sessions @ $10 per session
  • Ongoing training from $30 per month
  • Coaching programs @ $80 per month
  • Event campaigns @ $20 per week of campaign duration

See Training Options for more details.

Want to know more?

Check out the pages here on our web-site, and visit Contact Us page to drop us a line.