A running group aimed at improving the health and fitness of Whittlesea residents has launched in Lalor.

The Lalor Running Club started last month after receiving a $1000 New and Emerging Group grant from Whittlesea council. Founder Melissa Flentjar said the club will focus on beginners who are hoping to improve their health.

The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Saturdays at 8am and Sundays at 6.30am at different locations around Lalor.

Details: www.lalorrunningclub.com.au