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Club History

The South Australian Race Walking Club was established in the early 20th century. The date of the formation of the ‘original’ club is not known but it was certainly prior to the start of the First World War. It is thought that the first club went into recess prior to the outbreak of World War 2 (circa 1939) and reformed around 1950 or 1951. It went into recess again in the late fifties, probably due to lack of participants, before being reformed again in 1962. It has operated continuously since then. The SARWC Patron, Bill Starr was a member of the Club at the time of reformation and continues to compete to this day.

During its existence the Club has had great success winning national honours at many levels. The Club currently boasts the first South Australian race walking Olympian, representatives of Australian Junior and Youth Olympic Teams, numerous past Australian representatives, current underage national champions, two internationally ranked race walking judges and Australian Track and Field accredited race walking coaches.

The Club is ideally resourced to make your race walking experience memorable.