CSSM Run Club

Please note: Run Club is taking a temporary break. We will be back on the 7th of July 2023 in preparation for the Melbourne Marathon.

CSSM's Social
Running Group -
For Fun, Fitness and Coffee

Looking for motivation to get your legs pumping? Wanting to improve your running ability? Looking for a challenge or training for an event? Or just want some company on your morning runs? Our runners group is for you!

Build speed, strength, endurance and fitness and improve your overall running technique. Perfect for getting training tips and education on preventing injuries whilst enjoying the company of others.

A social running group rather than a “club” – CSSM’s runners group is suitable for all ages and all running abilities. Whether you are just starting to get into running, are training for a half or full marathon, or just enjoy taking the legs for spin, our group is for you! Run by one of our podiatrists and physiotherapists, the sessions are suitable for everyone. We are a social group who enjoy the challenge of testing our limits while catching up on everyone’s progress!


Join Us

What is involved?

The CSSM Run Club gathers twice a week for a social run.  As running ability will vary between individuals, our focus during sessions is on building running economy, speed, endurance and overall fitness. This involves interval training, tempo runs, Fartlek training and running drills. The occasional hill session will also be included! We run on footpaths, tracks and ovals. We encourage our longer endurance runners to do their longer runs on other days of the week.

Education evenings are also included to help increase your knowledge on training loads, running technique and how to avoid running injuries.

Is there a cost to be involved?

For social runners membership is $25 per year. However your first session is free! Come along and get a feel for the group before committing. We do have different levels of membership for those who wish to have different levels of involvement, each with it’s own annual membership fee. Each of these membership levels have different benefits that may be useful on your running journey. You can read about the membership levels below.

All portion of the proceeds from the Run Club memberships will be donated to the clinic’s preferred charity the Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

When and where?

We meet at 6.30am Friday mornings (rain or no rain) at Highfield Park top oval. If we decide to venture afield to different locations for different terrain we will let you know in advance. Follow us on social media to keep up to date with locations. Sessions will conclude around 7.15am.

Our Routes

Our runs are at local parks and running tracks around the Camberwell and Burwood area. Surfaces include footpaths, bike tracks, trails and ovals/grass.

The Distance

Runs in most sessions will range from 5km to 8km. However, because we will be mostly using looped courses sessions can be tailored to match your fitness levels.

Our Pace

We welcome runners of any pace and ability – the goal is to get out there and have fun.  Need to stop and have a walk?  No problem!

Our Running Group Size

  1. To book your spot in the next session click here. We have no restrictions of numbers anyone and everyone is welcome! We only ask that you book your spot in the upcoming session through either our Camberwell Sports and Spinal Medicine App or click here

Will I be running on my own?

It is unusual to find yourself running on your own. Generally there will be someone running at your pace.  Most of the sessions will be in parks with looped courses, so there is usually someone not far away.  We look out for each other and are very supportive – with a leave no one behind policy.

Need more information?

If you have any queries about the CSSM run club give our reception team a call on 9889 1078 and let them know you are interested!

Run Club memberships


We have three levels of membership

Memberships are valid for 12 months:

Social - $25 per year

  • Attend our Friday morning runs for a small annul donation to the Indigenous Marathon Project.  For those wanting some company on their morning runs and wanting someone to challenge them our Social membership is for you!

Goal Setters

  • For those training for a goal – $49 annual membership


  1. A 30 minute one on one goal setting session with one of our trainers.
  2. 50% off a running gait analysis
  3. 10% off a PilatesFIT 20 pack and if you are a new patient to the clinic, a private 30 minute introduction to reformer Pilates session.
  4. CSSM drink bottle

$25 of the proceeds of this pack will be donated to CSSM’s preferred charity The Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

Supercharge Me

Chase that PB – $260 annual membership


  1. All of the above plus…
  2. A running gait analysis and run & gym program
  3. An exercise pack (includes a foam roller, theraband resistance bands, fisiocrem anti-inflammatory gel and a spikey massage ball)
  4. 20% off a PilatesFIT 20 pack and if you are a new patient to the clinic, a private 30 minute introduction to reformer Pilates session.

$40 of the proceeds from this pack will be donated to CSSM’s preferred charity The Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

Run, Sweat, Inspire with the IMF

Our Run Leaders


Other Services @ CSSM

We're here to help

Here at CSSM we have many options available to help you improve your running. We aim to improve your technique, increase your strength and educate you to help you understand how to run to the best of your ability. Other programs available to help you improve your running include:


We hope to see you in your runners on Tuesdays and Fridays mornings! Join us for a bit of fun as we keep active, healthy and happy! If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us on (03) 9889 1078.