Running Club Roundup Series Kickoff

I have something really exciting to share with you.

It’s been an amazing ride creating Run With No Regrets and getting to know others who love running, want to try running, or even can’t stand running!

Running is a constant challenge.  You’re either trying to get faster and stronger, manage to fit running in your schedule, or find the motivation to actually go for a run…it never ends!

So a few weeks ago, I decided to embark on a new, running-related project.  I wanted to find a way to personally grow as a runner while also providing valuable information to my blog readers.

I am happy to announce: I’m starting up new blog series called the Running Club Roundup!  

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The Running Club Roundup is where I'll be running with and reviewing every running club I can find! Look out every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month on www.runwithnoregrets.com!

Introducing The Running Club Roundup

So what is the Running Club Roundup?  On the first and third Thursday of each month, I will be sharing my experiences running with a new running group.  Look forward to an official interview to learn about the running club, followed by a review of my personal experiences with the group.

I am committing to challenging myself to run with a new/different running group every single week.  And I’m not stopping until I get through them all!

To start, I’ll be focusing on running clubs in the Greater Philadelphia Area…and there are a lot of them!  But even when I’m out of town on vacation, I’ll be looking for a new running club to try!

Why Try Running Clubs?

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City Fit Girls Running Club

Participating in running clubs is a great way to get to know other like-minded people while also switching up your running routine.

There are so many different TYPES of running clubs that I honestly believe that there’s something out there for everyone, even if you only go once in a while.

There are running clubs for beer drinkers, brunch enthusiasts, busy moms, speed demons, weekend warriors, and everything in between.

You can focus on speedwork, cross training, hill repeats, or just getting through a long run.  All you have to do is show up!

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If you’ve been riding solo for a while and getting bored, trying out a running group could give you the boost that you need.

Why Now?

A few months ago, I wrote a post on how to find a running group you’ll love.  When I first fell in love with running back in 2011, I created my own running club at work.  For years, I’ve worked hard to promote it internally, organize teams for races, and get people to simply show up on Saturday mornings.

I love my running club, but it’s a hell of a lot of work.  And I’m tired.

I’ve had a great time over the years, but there’s only 3 of us now – one is injured, and the other has family obligations.  Those guys are really special to me and I will always love running with them.  But I miss the camaraderie of running with others and hope to find even more people to connect with on the trail.

I can be pretty shy in new groups.  Okay, very shy.  I really want to learn to come out of my shell and get to know new people.  This is a big challenge for me, but I know that it’ll be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  I want to grow as a runner and a person – I think this could be a way to do it!

And last but not least, I really hope that YOU will learn more about these great running clubs!  Maybe you’ve been wondering about the November Project, or how “beer running” actually works.  The Running Club Roundup will show you what you may be missing out there, and hopefully inspire you to take a chance, lace up those shoes, and join in the fun!

Do you have a running club that you’ve always wanted to try?

Are you interested in reviewing the running clubs in your city or town?  Let me know because if you do, I have some ideas and we need to talk! 

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42 thoughts on “Running Club Roundup Series Kickoff

  1. Neato! What a great idea. I have 2 running groups that I use to run with but it has been a while since I have joined them for a run due to scheduling conflicts 🙁 .

    Your adventure sounds like so much fun-enjoy!

  2. This is awesome! I am the run coordinator for my local Black Girls Run group but I alsso participate in Fleet Feet group runs as well. I love running groups becaue its a great way to make new friends!

  3. Such an awesome idea!!! I started a walking group here a while back but it hasn’t been active in a while. I’d love to start a running club and really work to make it take off this time!

  4. What a cool idea! I’m so jealous of yall who live in big cities. My small town is just limited in resources, but the groups of people I have found fully support each others efforts. Running with others teaches us so much, I’d say to someone who may be scared to run with someone else because they might not run the same pace, go for it! You both can learn something from the other! I can’t wait to read more about this! Great idea!

  5. My schedule doesn’t allow for many group runs, but I do have a group I run with on Wednesdays that ends with beer. If you are ever in the DC area, ping me and I’ll give you the details and you can join us!

  6. This is an awesome idea! I also love running groups and running in groups has helped be break a number of milestones and set personal records! I might be doing a post inspired by you soon! Thanks for sharing, and I’ll try to join your tweet chat next time!

  7. Janelle this is such an awesome idea! I wish I could find a running club that works with my schedule. It’s hard to find people that will run at 4:00 #morningpersonprobs 🙂

  8. What a great idea! I wish I lived closer and I’d be there! I’m an hour away from anything metropolitan, so my options for running groups is pretty bleak. There are a few local friends that I get together with (often) for running excursions…but we all have family, work, and local “social” obligations so it’s not possible to journey to the city each weekend for group running. (excuses aplenty). Like you, I also enjoy meeting different people from varied backgrounds. Last weekend, I met three gals at my marathon relay…totally a great experience 😉

  9. Very cool idea. I currently belong to two running groups: South Jersey Athletic Club, and a very informal Wednesday night running/beer club called Who’s Up? As in, who’s up to bring the beer this week? I’ve always wanted to see what November Project and Fishtown Beer Runners are all about, and looking forward to your take on all Philly area run clubs.

  10. C’mon up here to Howard County some Sat. morning to run one of our bagel runs. Usually around 100 people gather to run anywhere from 8-20 miles–huge variety of paces, plus we put out water at three points. Can’t beat it! Would love to “host” you!

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