What we do

Whatever your reason for running, you’re welcome at WAMC

We all run for different reasons, whether it’s to keep fit, compete in events or make new friends. Whatever the motivation for lacing up the trainers and hitting the road, joining WAMC will help motivate you to reach your goals.

Despite your running ability, club membership is often the beginning of big improvements in performance, and perhaps more importantly, provides lasting memories and friendships. It’s not all about running – we have a ‘run hard, play hard’ mentality, therefore post-run coffees and regular social events are as important as the training!

Events

From major events like Perth Running Festival and Rottnest Running Festival, to casual Sunday morning runs around Kings Park, our calendar of events has something to suit all running abilities.

WAMC prides itself on being an inclusive club, therefore all club runs are open to non-members. All marshals and race officials are club members, meaning events are kept low-cost and friendly. For major events, medals and prizes are awarded based on the category breakdown for each individual event (see specific event details). For club runs, medals are generally awarded to the first three male and female runners.

Members can check their results here.

Entry fees and registration are available on the Event Register page.

Our people

The WAMC is run by volunteers who are passionate about their sport. But the real strength of the Club lies in its membership, and everyone helps out in one event per year. Our Race Directors are also club members and no-one is paid for their efforts (except the office staff). We also receive considerable help from our sponsors for which we are very grateful.

Here’s our current committee:


President Raymond Lampard
Financial Controller Paul Genovese
IT Coordinator Paul Genovese
Public Relations Coordinator Wendy O’Halloran
Equipment Officer John Pettersson
Social Coordinator Steve Harling
Newsletter Editor Kim Vivian
Sponsorship & Marketing Sandra McKechnie

 


OUR CHARITIES

Running is even more satisfying when you’re making a difference to others. Throughout the year, we organise special events where we raise funds for worthwhile causes. Here’s our charities for 2020:

Breast Cancer Care WA
Beyond Blue
Cancer Council
Chidlow & Mt Helena Bush Fire Brigade
Diabetes WA
Lions Save Sight Foundation
Royal Flying Doctor Service

Our story – 50 years on!

Up and running since 1970

The West Australian Marathon Club was founded in 1970, and its first race was the Darlington Half Marathon, a handicap event.

Since then, we’ve grown to become one of WA’s largest running organisations, with over 1,000 members aged from four to ninety! Despite our name, not all of our members actually run marathons. Some are serious, competitive distance runners, others take a more casual approach and just love the chance for a run and chat! Once you’ve set your pace, you’ll quickly find compatible running buddies in the club.

The Club programme has evolved over the years, with a large variety of runs available (meaning opportunities to run out of your comfort zone!) This includes many more shorter events, these sometimes support a long-distance event, relays and twilight runs. And we don’t just stick to the road, we also hold races on the track and cross country.

The success of our club would not be possible without its members, and we take member feedback seriously. Many of the new initiatives within the club are derived from the ideas of members. Be part of our story and join West Australian Marathon Club today!