About us

The South Melbourne Athletic Club (SMAC) has a rich history dating back to 1929 across track and field events, road racing and cross country running.

 SMAC is recognised as one of the premier athletics clubs in Victoria. An affiliated member of both Athletics Victoria (AV) and Athletics Australia, the official governing state and national bodies for track and field and athletics, SMAC has a proven record of helping hundreds of athletes at all levels achieve their personal bests. While proudly boasting a number of incredible elite athletes under the red and white flag, SMAC prides itself in welcoming runners of all levels and abilities.

From April to September, we compete in AV’s XCR (cross country and road racing) series whilst, over the summer, our focus switches to the AV Shield (track and field) competition.

So, whether you’re looking for harder competition, technique improvement, a focus for your training, or simply to have fun with like-minded friends, you’ll love the atmosphere of SMAC. Our vibrant and inclusive community is testament to our camaraderie and the support of all our members and coaches. Whatever level you’re at, you will have fun achieving your personal best with SMAC.