Who We Are
Perth Trail Series is a purpose driven social enterprise. We’re so much more than your standard event operator. Out of the many (~90) events we organise throughout the year, only 15 are commercial in nature with the vast majority being free social events and cause driven outings, like rubbish clean-ups and weekly group runs.
Melina Mellino is one of the leading trail running ambassadors in Australia, and particularly here in WA. She’s committed to bringing more and more runners to the trails while advocating for preserving the environment and building our community. In addition to directing Perth Trail Series, she serves on the board of Trails WA, on the Media Team for the World Trails Network – a NFP that connects trails and trail users globally, and as a Trail Ambassador for WA.
Melina is an integral member of many reference groups for trails currently being designed and constructed around our state advocating for inclusion of running tracks. You can hear her speak at industry conferences talking about how to get more trail users onto the trails.
You’ll find Melina doing some of her best work on the mic at our events – getting everyone pumped up and raring to go! Make sure you say hey to Melina at your event – she’d love to meet you! Woohoo!
Meet The Team
Vince – He’s our course creator and responsible for all the PTS gear, including our massive trailer. From sourcing, to painting, to driving it out he’s super handy and we couldn’t do it without him!
Jess – She’s the one who does all the behind the scenes admin to make sure event day is smooth for you. From opening rego to changing your distance to confirming the Woohoo Crew!
Deej – He’s the reason your results are LIVE before you get home from the event! He loves making sure that your time is accurately saved and you had the best day!
Stu – He’s our Comms HQ! Checking in with all the Woohoo Crew, filtering the many messages we receive on the day, and making the team laugh with sense of humour. And he’s got his whole family involved!
Nino – Our village manager. You’ll see him organising the Woohoo Crew and checking on medals.
Shane – He’s new to the team and part of event HQ. You’ll see him floating around on course, on the radios, assisting with timing. There’s nothing he can’t do!
Martyn – He’s super handy and you’ll see him running, on course helping out, being our HQ Comms. There’s nothing he can’t do!
Patrick and Brady- Our event photographers. They make sure to capture you having fun and that you get your photos on the website and FB, by Wednesday!
The Experts: Our go-to trusted professionals
Ricey – He’s our go-to trainer with all the tips and advice on how to get our bodies in the best condition for trails!
Abby – She’s our go- to physio that will make sure you’re back on trail if an injury happens. She’s often found on the podium at our trail fests, and sharing the trail love with her daughters.
Adam – He’ll make sure you’re back on trail if an injury happens. Adam has a unique background of sports and fitness. When he’s not running in the events, you’ll see him in his tent offering massages.
Join Our Trail Running Community
We’d love to have you and your mates join us for an upcoming trail event in beautiful WA, whether you’ve been running for years or are just getting ready to lace up for the first time. The distances range from 3km to 100km, so there is something for everybody in our event lineup.
Jump in and experience the majesty and beauty of the trails of WA. Like so many runners before you who have fallen in love with the trails, you might just find your new favourite hobby. Sign up for one of our trail experiences today and get in on all the fun!