We are Bendigo University Athletics Club (BUAC). Established in 1967, we are Bendigo’s biggest running club. The president is always ready to help new members settle in and enjoy their running.

We have a Member Handbook

The Summer Track Season gets under way around the time of Daylight Savings in October. Many Members compete in these events

In Winter, from March to September, we host timed, family-friendly running races in the bushland surrounding Bendigo. Races are on most Saturdays from 2pm over 4 distances. 500m for the littlies, 1km, 3km and our longer race averages 7km. Our winter handicap system enables every participant the chance to win the race. (Yes, that includes you.)

Want to learn more?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us at run@bendigouniathsclub.org.au

Sign up for the official BUAC mailing list

Try us out!

New members are always welcome.

In the Summer from October to March, the club is part of a larger more formal Athletics Bendigo track competition. If you contact the the president arrangements can be quickly made to get you running in a uni singlet.

In winter your first run is free. Our club races are a very informal affair, just come along to one of our runs, bring your running gear and any family or friends who might also be interested. Check the calandar for event details and turn up on the day.

Ready to join?

Visit the ONLINE registration system allowing you to sign up and pay with your credit card. This is the preferred method, easing the load on the committee, and smoothing the process during the first few runs of the winter season.

It is still possible to download the registration form print it out, sign it and pay in the traditional ways. Please note: Very traditional ways. There will be no EFTPOS machines at the early runs.

Contact the president or one of the committee.

Want to do some training during the week?

Great! There’s a host of informal and formal weekly training groups. No matter what your running passion or level of ability is, there will most likeley be like-minded people for you to link up with in our club community. Most are free or at low cost, and run all year round.

Program for the fridge?

Download and print the pdf program, or bookmark the runs page on your smart phone. Or print out the A3 version to put up at work or school!


Email or phone a committee member.

Name Position Contact
Ross Douglas President 0418 322 244
Nigel Preston Vice President 0412 692 468
David Lonsdale Secretary 0429 944 009
Ben McDermid Treasurer 0428 164 481
Gavin Fiedler Publicity Officer 03 5443 1714
Janelle Giffin Handicapper 0417 885 339
Chris Giffin Handicapper 0429 171 049
Andrew Creer Web Site 0431 831 479
Jenny Lee Timekeeper 0410 448 245
Andrea Smith Committee Member  
Darren Rowe Committee Member 0418 505 955
David Heislers Committee Member 0439 654 066