Perth is a city that enjoys a climate for outdoor activities all year round. The City overlooks the Swan River with great pedestrian and dual-use paths to suit everyone, especially when running in Perth. If you prefer the ocean there are plenty of running routes following the beautiful coastline and you will see how popular this is; particularly in the morning and evenings and you can even finish with a dip in the water at one of our pristine white sand beaches. If you are staying in the city it is easy to throw your running shoes on and head out the hotel for a run. The best time is early in the morning when the sun has just risen and there is a slight breeze with a view of the glass-like river.
I have been running in the city for many years and there are plenty of options from flat running to some hills and trails in the beautiful Kings Park in the middle of the city. There is so much to see and explore that no run will be the same as the last one. What better way to explore the city than with a local running guide from Go! Running Tours Perth
The City of Perth promotes a healthy lifestyle and offers a number of activities for adults and kids.
Some of the more popular running routes are running the “Bridges” which can be from 10km up to 16km for one lap depending on whether you cross the Narrows, Causeway, Matagarup or Windan Bridges.
There is no need to bring water with you as you will find plenty of water taps with plenty of fresh quality water…… and toilets if you feel the need!
Check out our guide below for a full overview of running in Perth:
- Perth Sightrunning Tours
- Perth Running Clubs
- Perth Running Stores
- Perth Running Climate
Perth Sightrunning Tours
Booking a running tour is probably the best and most fun way to explore Perth. It is a great workout and a safe and fun way to learn about the capital city of Western Australia.
All the tours from Go! Running Tours Perth are accompanied by local guides. Your private running guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel or the apartment and you will return with new memories. You will be able to explore all the highlights of the city, discover hidden pearls, and learn about history, and local knowledge you won’t find in a travel guide.
If you choose you can hit the road in the early morning when the streets of Perth are all yours. This is the best way to kick off any jetleg if you are on a business trip with long days watching presentations inside when you just want to get outside and enjoy the climate.
There are different tours offered to meet anybody’s taste, running experience (distance) and speed. Don’t worry, there is no need to be an experienced runner – all the tours are customised to suit your needs.
For a list of running races in Perth, check out our list for 2019 here.
Perth Running Clubs
Running in a group is more fun than running alone. It’s great for improving your technique, preparing for your next race or just for socializing with like-minded people. There is plenty of choice in Perth, from fun running groups to the more competitive athletic clubs.
The main running club which caters for everyone and aims to promote running in Western Australia is the WA Marathon Club. Don’t let the name deter you; it offers regular events from 4km to the marathon and they are a friendly bunch.
Parkrun is a free event every Saturday morning at 8 am at various parks and locations throughout Perth. It encourages local residents to get outside in parks in their local community and walk, jog or run 5km.
It is for all ages, however, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. All skill levels are welcome. First timers should arrive at 7:45 am for a briefing on the rules and instructions for their local
Perth Running Stores
Perth has a number of Sports and Outdoor Stores, but if you are after specialist running stores you can’t go past the Running Warehouse in Myaree and the Running Centre in West Perth with local runners to get you into the right shoe.
Perth Running Climate
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Our warm weather and clean air allow us to enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle and we make the most of our State’s natural beauty.