What We Do

Our Programs

Absolute Beginners Welcome

GET RUNNING is our beginners’ program
for those new to running or those
who have lost their running mojo

Programs to Grow With

help you to continue you
to smash your goals with the same supportive community.

© Lyndon Marceau / marceauphotography
Our programs are transformational. With positive impacts to mind, body and spirit for our runners.


We create a community for women who are reclaiming space for themselves. Carving out me-time so they can go from I’m looking after everyone else to I’m looking after me.

Our women runners are inspirational. Before they start we often see a lack of belief in themselves, the old I can’t do this attitude. But, step by step, as they feel supported and encouraged they realise they can do it and their confidence sky-rockets.

I began with BOTR at 60 in Jan 2023, never having run, not really knowing how to.
Six months on I am getting ready to run the City To Surf!
The BOTR program is so empowering, doing what I never thought I could do!
Each step is achieveable , and before you know it you can run for 30 minutes straight!
A wonderful benefit to running has been my increased body strength and reduced joint pain.



Since starting to run with BOTR I have achieved not only the finish of the city2surf but also the half marathon which I could not have done without the support of all the run leaders. Through BOTR I have fun new friends and run companions and a passion to support my mental health which I am forever grateful for.

And MEL as a leader of this organisation you just rock in all the volunteer work you do and what you give back to the communities. I am looking forward to running many years with the BOTR team.



I signed up to Boobs on the Run because I wanted to improve my fitness and make some new friends.

I got all that and so much more. Three years on and I’m more fit than I’ve ever been, I’m part of a wonderful supportive community of friends, and I’ve discovered the amazing benefits in mental well-being that running can provide. What Mel has created with Boobs on the Run is truly life-changing. Running makes me happy!


I joined BOTR as part of my recovery from Bowel Cancer. I’ve always been active and walked everywhere, however I could never get myself to that next level, running.
The exercise physiologist at Concord Cancer Centre told me all about Mel and BOTR and what an inspiring and amazing person she is. She recommended BOTR as part of my recovery.
I turned up to Get Running and felt sick, before I knew it 10 weeks had passed and I was running for 30 minutes. That 30 minutes changed my view on running and my exercise regime. It inspired me to join Stay Running and another 10 weeks 7 kms clocked up!
Well what else could I do but Keep Running and I look  forward to every Tuesday night with a great group of ladies, no pressure, no competition, no pretentiousness just chatty runs and lots of laughs with an awesome run coach Lesley.
Mel and her run coaches are legends, especially Ally, Lesley and Joy-Ann they have all been the best inspiration.
If you’re looking for an inclusive and inspiring bunch of people to get fit with I couldn’t recommend one better than BOTR. If I can run anyone can, it’s such a sense of freedom.
Thankyou Mel for all your Charity raising, hard work and generosity. It’s been such a pleasure to be part of BOTR I couldn’t imagine life without all of you legends.

Cherrie – Aged 69

Cherrie – Aged 69

At 44, following a radical hysterectomy which resulted in surgical menopause I was eager to ensure that I could look after my heart and bone health which is impacted by menopause. I have been a gym goer and personal trainer devotee at different times of my life but a busy schedule meant that I wanted to undertake a new form of exercise that was time efficient and independent.  So, running it was.  I found BoTR by accident via social media.  I signed up for a Get Running program at the start of 2020 and during the first meet and greet session I met the ‘face of approachable running’, Ally MacDonald.  I have now just started my 4th program with BoTR and Ally is still my run leader.  I am now ‘a runner’.  I run for my mental and physical health and for the fabulous women I have met during your running programs.  I have taken advantage of BoTR partners (iMove and Running Science) to keep me running safely and I schedule my life around my early morning group and homework runs with my ‘girls’. The wonderful, authentic, generous and supportive women who have become such an important part of my life.  Thank you for starting your wonderful program.  Attached is a photo of two of my running friends who I met through that first program.  I have permission to share this photo as we all feel exactly the same way about BoTR (Meischak, Kim and Caroline.).  Thank you!



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