Walking, running & cycling groups

Whether you like to walk, run or ride, do it with friends! Join one of these groups and socialise while you exercise.

VU River Walkers

Improve your focus and attention and unwind with a 30-minute lunchtime walk around Footscray Park and Maribyrnong River.

Open to all VU students and staff at all fitness levels. Email us for more details.

Where: Footscray Park Campus.

When: Monday – Friday, 12pm – 12:30pm.

Meeting place: Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Building L, Level 0, Footscray Park Campus.

VU River Runners

Like running? Join the VU River Runners for a weekly 3-5km run. It's free and open to all everyone - VU staff, students, and the wider community, regardless of running abilities.

Where: Footscray Park, Maribyrnong River.

When: Every Wednesday from 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

Meeting place: Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Building L, Level 0, Footscray Park Campus.

VU Diamonds (social road cycling)

Join the VU Diamonds cycling group for a social ride every Saturday morning.

Take part in a 50km round trip from Port Melbourne to Mordialloc. Then join us for a rewarding coffee at the Melbourne Bakehouse at the end of the ride.

This event is open to everyone - VU staff, students, and the wider community. Email us for more details.

When: Saturday mornings, rolling at 7.30am.

Where: Port Melbourne.

Meeting place: Carpark on Beach Road (between Dow St and the Esplanade), Port Melbourne.

SixtyRide (social cycling)

SixtyRide is a Bicycle Network initiative aimed at all level of riders and open to everyone.

When: Sundays once a month.

Where: Edgewater Lake bike path.

Email us for more details or check the SixtyRide Footscray web page to check the date and time of the next ride.

Contact us

Grant Meiksans
Social Sport Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 9919 9204

Wade Spencer
Sports Officer +61 3 9919 4434
Email: sport@vu.edu.au