Past Events

Read about past HypoActive events. Click here for information on upcoming events.


Making a Splash at Fairfield Park Boathouse

Fairfield Park has some great routes for running, strolling or pedalling alongside both the Yarra River and Merri Creek. You can also rent skiffs, canoes and kayaks from the Boathouse for some of the very best fun and exercise over water. It's close to the urban sprawl, but has the feeling of being deep in the bush. The Main Yarra Trail runs right through here, as well as the River Circuit Trail, which you can easily connect as a medium-sized loop. There is a little elevation to get your heart beating at just the right rate, but the views along the river are fantastic.


Central, Comfy and Cool: Caulfield Park

This will be HypoActive's third visit to this splendid and centrally located venue with great access from major roads. There is a circuit of about 2.5 km and the tracks are bitumen, which makes them comfortable for all sorts of running, walking and cycling. All round it's the perfect spot for type 1's to get together for whatever level of exercise they choose.



Team Running Event

This is a great opportunity to get out there in a massive high-profile Melbourne event wearing your HypoActive running gear and showing how type 1's won't be stopped from getting active and healthy. Whether you run fast or take your time, show the world you can do it!

The 2017 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids has two course options: 14.6 km and 4.8 km. The shorter, more scenic course is now available to allow those participants who do not feel comfortable running or jogging the longer distance but wish to be involved in the event and raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. 

Check out the event website for more info and to enter: Run For The Kids.

Run for the Kids


Fashionable and Charming: Type 1's in Williamstown

60th Anniversary - Diamonds are Forever

Our next Fun Run/Walk/Ride is all about taking in the best of this attractive township on the western side of the mouth of the great Yarra. It may be wild further west, but here it's the dependable clank of ropes on masts; the intriguing aromas from onboard BBQ's; and the company of wild seabirds more travelled than most Williamstown sailors, who are generally more wealthy than weatherworn.


When you have Type 1, Life's a Beach

Our February fun get-together is at the iconic and beautiful beach at Brighton. Affluent and hopefully salubrious, Brighton Beach can be enjoyed by everyone and is the perfect place for some Sunday morning exercise. There are kilometres of running, walking and cycling paths that wind their way through palm trees, gardens and open lawns. It's one of Melbourne's loveliest spots and there's nowhere quite like the beach to have fun in the middle of summer.


Start the Year with a Whole Lot of Fun

Event Date: 29th January 2017

Studley Park is quite possibly the best location for HypoActive Fun Run/Walk/Rides. It's truly picturesque, so close to the city, yet with all the looks and ambience of deep bush. It's a lovely spot. It has numerous and diverse paths and tracks, so type 1 exercisers can choose precisely how much of the puffy stuff they want to take on and whether they want a warm wooded workout or a rigorous riverside run. 


And End of Year HypoActive BBQ Brunch

Kevin Bartlett Reserve

The final Fun Run/Walk/Ride of the year promises, as always, to be a festive and grand get-together. Kevin Bartlett Reserve is both scenic and central, urban and a little wild. It's the perfect place to join other type 1's for a strenuous workout, a relaxing aerobic event, or just to catch up and chew the lipids over some gourmet diabetic food. Because this is also our annual Christmas BBQ Brunch. Once again John and Kerri Thompson have moved mountains to organise the HypoActive end of year feed.

Last year's fantastic Christmas event


Albert Park

Type 1 John Thompson always leading the way

As Australia gently warms its way out of winter, our second spring social exercise get-together is located in Albert Park, in the shadow of the city, but in full glorious sunshine. Once a lagoon in the Yarra River delta, Albert Park Lake is now the home of many sporting and athletic activities, with plenty of room for a keen bunch of type 1's to have some HypoActive fun.


Type 1's Take on Australia's Biggest Marathon

The Melbourne Marathon has been growing steadily since over 2,000 runners hauled their way from Frankston to Melbourne Town Hall in 1978. It's now Australia's biggest, with over 8,000 people taking on the full distance and over 35,000 entries across the range of events. This year the Melbourne Marathon is doubling as the Australian Marathon Championships.

This all makes for the perfect opportunity for fast-footed type 1's - and those who are not so fast - to show the whole community that type 1 diabetes is no barrier to healthy exercise and strong competition. There's a fantastic range of separate distances you can run or walk. As well as the fullie, there's a half, a 10 km run, a 5.7 km run and a 3 km walk. Something for everyone.


Brimbank Park: Perfect Spot for a 55

This is the second new location for 2016 and one of the finest you could find. Brimbank Park is my old stomping ground and I used to train here until I'd worn through my tyres. It's an amphitheatre-shaped space, a great basin carved out of the basaltic plain by the Maribyrnong River over millions of years. The brim of the bank on the western side is a full 55 metres above the river - another version of the perfect number. To the east the slopes rise more gently and the great curves of the Maribyrnong flow round thick native bushland, home to a huge range of birds and mammals. There are bronzewings and thornbills, kangaroos and wallabies, falcons and kites.