Ballarat Harriers is Australia’s oldest sporting organisation, founded in 1891. The Club has an incredibly rich and long history of competition at the local, state and national level, and has produced a suite of elite athletes in cross country and track and field.
We provide weekly cross country events during the winter season (from April to September each year), and weekly athletics meets – against three other Ballarat club’s – during track and field season (October to March). Our athletes have the option of competing for the Ballarat Regional Athletic Centre (BRAC) team at Athletics Victoria (AV) cross country events, and also at AV track and field meets during summer.
Membership to the Ballarat Harriers entitles athletes to compete in both cross country and track and field formats across the year.
The Ballarat Harriers are a welcoming and inclusive group of people who simply love running. Our Club is a place where families and individuals can come together weekly to enjoy friendly competition in some of the region’s most beautiful running locations, while improving their fitness and working towards their running goals.
Whether you’re new to running, a mum looking to return to fitness post-baby, parents looking for a club where your whole family can participate, or a serious runner aiming to improve your speed, fitness and competitiveness, the Ballarat Harriers is the place to be.