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Geelong, Australia

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Places to Run in Geelong, Victoria

The port city of Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria and is a one-hour drive from Melbourne. The city is known for its stunning waterfront setting on Port Phillip Bay, the Australian Football League team and manufacturing facility for Ford cars. Geelong is also considered a gateway city, due to its location near the popular surf coast and the Bellarine Peninsula. There’s an excellent variety of running in Geelong, including wonderful trails along the waterfront and Barwon River, plus numerous parks and multi-use paths.

Some of the best places to run in Geelong include the iconic Waterfront path and the picturesque Barwon River Trails. We also love Eastern Park and the Bellarine Rail Trail. For some fantastic trail running, we recommend the Waurn Ponds Creek Trail, and, a bit further away, the You Yangs Regional Park.

Our signature routes are centrally located and can be reached on foot. Geelong does have an extensive bus and train system. The myki card, which is also used for Melbourne public transport, should be used. There is a Park and Ride bus service around central Geelong and eastern gardens which only costs $3 per person per day.

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Geelong has a great climate for running, with warm summers and mild winters. At height of summer, average high temperatures are around the 25C (68F) range with little humidity. Although winter temperatures average 10-15C (50 – 59F) during the day, with cool nights, it can be windy, making it feel colder than it is — bring a layer!


The Running Company can be found on Pakington Street, otherwise The Athlete’s Foot and Rebel Sport can be found in the city.


For those who visit regularity, check out a fee membership with the Geelong Runners Club

Several of our routes in Geelong also have Parkruns, including this one in Eastern Gardens.

Here’s a calendar with local running events in Geelong: