We believe athletics is for everyone and all standards!
Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club originally started in 1975 as Peninsula Road Runners. In 2006 we changed our name to Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club to demonstrate that we were about more than distance running.
Our home since 2020 is the Mornington Athletic Track. Club training occurs at the track although some members train in private groups. See the Training / Coaching Groups page for more detail.
We have had members reach the highest of standards. Phil Sly represented Australia at the World Cross Country Championships. Chris Unthank represented Australia in the 3000m Steeplechase in 1996 and 2000. Sue Clark represented Australia in the International Mountain Running Championship.
We also put on the Devilbend Half Marathon, 12km / 7km Fun Runs and Kids Mile as a challenge for community runners.
Our athletes compete in competitions run by Athletics Victoria. Some go on to represent Victoria at National Championships. The events Athletics Victoria hold are:
A) the Winter XCR Series. XCR is the Cross Country and Road Running. We compete for points in age group teams against other clubs. All standards catered for.
B) the Summer Track and Field Interclub Season named "AVSL" (Athletics Victoria Shield League. Once again we compete for points in age group teams against other clubs. A wide variety of abilities is catered for.
C) State Youth and Open Track and Field Championships.
D) Other events that are held from time to time, eg Milers Club.