Run With SMAC

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Running is different for everyone. Whatever your goals are, South Melbourne Athletic Club (SMAC) can help get you there. With some great coaches and experienced runners in the club, you can improve your technique as well as your times on the track, road and in cross country racing.

We pride ourselves on our fun, inclusive and supportive attitude to running. Our members include the Australian record holder for the 100km and an IAAF World Championship marathoner.

JOIN SMAC (Registrations open 1st of April 2017)



  • Membership Offering will open online from 1st April 2017
  • Members LOGIN via the Member Portal.
  • Members must first pay the AV Base Membership fee^ and the SMAC Annual Membership fee.
  • Once paid a BIB number will be allocated to the member and will be provided once a package (XCR or Track & Field or Max Pack) is selected and paid for.
  • Members can pay as they go and may choose to pay their AV and SMAC Fees in April then:-
    • Purchase XCR package either in the same or a later transaction and/or
    • Purchase the Track & Field package before 1st October or
    • Purchase the combined XCR & T&F package for a discounted rate (MAX package)
  • This year we have introduced an optional volunteer levy (see below and FAQs for further details)
  • Please remember that the package fees are to cover individual races, for example the XCR fee $125 is the equivalent of $21 entry fee per race (SMAC cover relay fees for members who purchase the AV Base Membership Fee)


*includes membership of South Melbourne Districts Sports Club and XCR relay fees


^Athletics Victoria Base Membership – Full competing member with access to insurance including personal accident insurance, membership offers and discounts, partner offers and enables you to earn points in all club competitions







Please note 16’s are unable to volunteer as Club Helpers, however assistance from parents is encouraged



Please note 16’s are unable to volunteer as Club Helpers, however assistance from parents is encouraged


VOLUNTEER LEVY:- (new for 2017/2018)

  • Please note the ‘SMAC CLUB FEE’ online does not include the Volunteer Levy (see FAQs)
  • To pay the Levy please organise an electronic transfer to South Melbourne AC / BSB 633-000 / Acc. 116771510 and please label the payment with your name followed by VL (E.g. John Smith VL)
  • If you do not pay the Levy it will be assumed we can approach you for help throughout the season
  • If you choose to ‘donate’ the value of the Volunteer Levy and are still willing and able to assist throughout the season, please let a member of the Committee know or contact us via email at
  • We apologise the payment process was not possible via the AV online portal and thank you for your understanding.




  • Members can upgrade their membership at any time by paying the difference.
  • Members can buy another package at any time and still receive the MAX Pack discount.
  • Athletics Victoria also offers a “Recreational Runner” membership category with access to insurance including personal accident insurance, membership offers and discounts, partner offers and recreational running event entry fees. IMPORTANTLY, you are not eligible to earn points under this membership category. Please contact the club for further details.

For a full list of AV Membership Fees, click here



  • 4 Team Relay races in Winter (XCR package)
  • 12 Track and Field meets in Summer (Summer Track & Field Package)
  • Expert coaching and guidance through our club network as well as access to SMAC coaches throughout the season.
  • SMAC meeting tent at every race, with bag storage and BYO refreshments and drinks after every race.
  • Social events throughout the year, including an end of year celebration for all members
  • Approved Facebook Group membership for up to the minute Club communication, event information and photos from the team.
  • Personal accident and insurance coverage through Athletics Victoria
  • Exclusive discounts and training access to Lakeside Stadium
  • Member offers and discounts
  • AV Member Card
  • Race bib
  • Member and Clubs portal access
  • Online entry
  • Discounted entry to various events
  • $50 timing Chip (free with AV membership & XCR entry for new members and XCR entrants)






We keep a limited supply of race singlets and crop tops which can be purchased for $50 in addition to hoodies and jackets for $50 – $70.

Please contact Kirstin Bull at or via the SMAC Facebook page for details.

When paying for items, either enclose cash in a sealed envelope with your name clearly printed, or transfer electronically to South Melbourne AC / BSB 083-004 / Acc. 93-478 0397 labelling the payment with your name followed by ‘uniform’ (E.g. John Smith uniform).

We have also teamed up with 2XU to provide a range of apparel to get you through the winter and summer seasons for which there will be an opportunity to place orders a couple of times through the year.




Winter XCR


Gerard Robb

Jayne Grebinski


Summer Track & Field


To be announced

We’d love to have you on the team and racing with us this XCR season. 

To find out more, email us at or JOIN TODAY!