Meet: 7.30am, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (at the back of the Australian War Memorial)

Run: Mt Ainslie loop in reverse – Out and back hilly run along the base of Mt Ainslie in a southerly direction (10km)

Breakfast: Poppy’s Cafe at the War Memorial

  • Cross Mt Ainslie Drive and BBQ area head on foot path up the hill.
  • Turn right at second fire trail and continue around Mt Ainslie in an anticlockwise direction: veer right at three way intersection, cross Mt Ainslie Drive turning left after building.
  • Continue on fairly straight undulating road and then take left bend and start to climb hill.
  • Stick to the main trail turning left at bottom of long downhill and continue in a southerly direction on the flat trail.
  • Take a left uphill and past water reservoir and ACTEW building (on your left).
  • At tree in middle of three way intersection take a left uphill and arrive at the starting point. Turn right and back to Remembrance Park.
  • The loop run is 10km or turn and retrace the route for a shorter run.


MEET: 7.30am, Equinox Park, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

RUN: Deakin to Weston Park (9.55km)

BREAKFAST:  EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street


  • From EQ head north along Kent St and take right onto track, after crossing Adelaide Avenue, at Kintore Cres.
  • Across Kintore pick up bike path through parkland and past Yarralumla Public school to lake.
  • At lake turn left and another right at Weston Park entrance gate and head into Weston Park keeping the water on your right.
  • On re-joining the main path turn left and past the Weston Park gate then retrace route


Meet: 7.30am, Antill Street, Hackett (at the bus stop at the top, near the last houses)

Run: Majura to Ainslie, (12km with a 14.6km option)

Breakfast: Knox Made in Watson, 1/13-15 Watson Place, Watson

  • Undulating run along the base of Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie to the War Memorial.
  • Head up the hill towards Mt Majura, turn right and continue past water reservoir.
  • Do a dog leg left then right on reaching a car park and gravel road.
  • At T-intersection turn right downhill and go past metal gate on right and large telecom tower on left.
  • At fork in the road take the left uphill fork and continue past a water reservoir and ACTEW building.
  • At the War Memorial turn around and retrace your steps, taking the middle fork of three just before the ACTEW building (12 km).
  • For a longer run do a loop of Mt Ainslie (14.6km)

2018 Rookie Trail Running program – A beginner trail training program for women 

What is Rookie Trail Running?

A 10 week beginner program for those who are new to trail running targeting the 10km distance at the Stromlo Running Festival held 25 November 2018.

What equipment do I need?

Running shoes are essential, or trail running shoes if you have them. FIT will organise an opportunity to learn about trail running shoe options early in the program.

Who should register?

The program suits those who have some experience running eg: they can run 5km comfortably, or they are looking to improve their running on trails.

What is the commitment?

The program starts in the week of 17 September 2018.

There will be three organised training sessions per week. Tuesday mornings 6.30am at Lennox Gardens, Thursday mornings 6am at the Arboretum, and Saturday mornings 7.30am at either the Saturday FIT run or a nearby trail alternative when the run is on paths.

There will be an optional fourth run on Sundays as well as suggested strengthening/stretching exercises throughout the week, which participants can fit into their schedules.

What is the cost?

The program cost is $50 (event entry fee additional), and you must be a member of FIT to register (membership info). FIT membership does not include personal accident or third-party liability insurance.

Key dates

Registrations for the event, 25 November, open 4 July 2018

Registrations for the training program are now open. Spots are limited so get in quick.

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MEET: 7.30am – Telopea Park Car Park (east side of park, near intersection of Telopea Park Road East and Gosse Street)

RUN: Telopea Park and East Basin (via Wetlands) – Circuit around East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin (10.1km)

BREAKFAST: Gryphons Café, 16 Barker Street, Griffith Shops

  • From Telopea Park head north east towards the lake, passing Bowen Park, and turn right through the Kingston Foreshore along Eastlake Parade then turning left onto Eyre Street.
  • Towards the end of Eyre St take a dirt path on the left into the wetlands.
  • Follow this path around the wetlands arriving at a carpark. Cross the carpark and continue on bike path parallel to the old Dairy Flat Road.
  • Cross the Molonglo River and veer left onto bike path running along the north bank of the river.
  • Follow this until King’s Avenue Bridge, run under the bridge and loop back up and right onto the bridge and cross the lake.
  • Veer right after crossing bridge, take the underpass back to lake edge.
  • Turn right and follow lake back to Bowen Park, turn right, cross Wentworth Avenue and back to Telopea Park