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river running

Why not take advantage of Perth’s beautiful weather and enjoy a run outside, embracing the sunshine. Running is free and one of the best forms of exercise. One of the greatest aspects of running is that it can be done anywhere and doesn’t require any equipment.

Here are nine of Perth’s best running tracks:

Carine Regional Open Space, Carine

Carine Open Space features a 5km circut encompassing a mix of concrete paths, gravel and grass. There are several entrances into the park, but the main parking is off Okley Road, near Beach Road in Carine.

Mullaloo to Hillarys Coastal Path

The track from Mullaloo to Hillarys Marina is a 9.3km stretch of bitumen path winding through coastal dunes. You may like to start at the car park next to the Australian Navy Cadets building, off Northside drive at Hillarys.

Lake Monger Reserve

For these who are new to running, Lake Monger is a great place to start with its flat terrain and short course. The path around Lake Monger is a 3.5km loop. Watch out for cyclist and swans along the way!

Reabold Hill, City Beach

If you enjoy hill running or need some hills to practise for your next race, Reabold Hill in Bold Park is the place to run. The Zamia trail is a 5km loop through beautiful forest and bushland. It’s a fantastic place to escape the city (without the travel) and feel close to nature. There are some stunning elevated views of the ocean and the city all in one track!

Scarborough- Trigg Heritage Trail

This heritage trail runs for 7km trail from south Scarborough along the beach and through the coastal bushland of Trigg. It features some magnificent ocean views to keep you inspired whilst running.

Marine Parade, Cottesloe

One of the most scenic coastal runs in Perth is along Cottesloe’s Marine Parade. There is a 7km track, which extends from Swanbourne Beach to Port Beach. The path is mostly flat with a few small inclines.

The Swan River Bridges Run

The bridges run is for those who like to run on flat terrain. This 10km river loop is beautifully scenic, running alongside the Swan River water’s edge with views of the CBD. The run can be started at any point, forming a loop from the Causeway Bridge, along South Perth Foreshore to the Narrows Bridge and back along the city. Most runners start at the Wesley College boatshed and run anti clockwise.

Matilda Bay, Crawley

On the other side of the Narrows Bridge, near Matilda Bay you can continue some riverside running. You can choose how long to make your run, howver one option is a 6.5km loop from Matilda Bay Restaurant to the Old Swan Brewery.

Kings Park Law Walk

The Law Walk in Kings Park is a 2.5km loop – a concrete track with stunning views of the river high up in Kings Park. You will be running through urban bushland. If the 2.5km has not got your heart rate pumping enough, there are other beautiful trails throughout Kings Park. The entrance to the track is off Park Avenue.