Whether you're looking for training tips, camaraderie, a little extra motivation or just some really great people to run with, running clubs are wonderful groups to be a part of. Here are some of our favorites for you to check out and join. If you have found others that you enjoy and would like us to include, let us know at . Train on!
Arizona | www.teamintraining.org/az/firsttimehere/
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program is thrilled to be an official charity of the Arizona Distance Classic! This will be Southern Arizona's tenth year participating in this event, and we are looking forward to bringing our biggest Team in 2016! TNT is hoping to raise $100,000 for this event alone. The money will go toward research, patient services and education in efforts to find a cure for blood cancers. If you are looking to train for the Arizona Distance Classic and are interested in doing it through Team In Training, please contact us at (520) 795-0091.
Phoenix, AZ | www.arizonaroadracers.com
With over 1200 members, Arizona Road Racers (ARR) is the largest and oldest running club in Arizona and is one of the largest of such clubs in the USA. ARR was incorporated in November 1970 as a non-profit organization to promote running for health and fitness and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. ARR stages annual races of all distances, from one mile to 50 kilometers, and hosts social events for members. ARR also assists at many additional runs by providing equipment and expertise to organizations to raise funds for worthwhile projects. Join the Arizona Road Racers through active.com or by filling out a membership application at any of our races.
Southern Arizona | www.azroadrunners.org
The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking. The vision of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners is to provide running-related events at professional standards, with a reasonable pricing structure, a family-friendly environment, and competition that emphasizes the pursuit of individual competitive excellence, the joy of individual and team participation, and a healthy lifestyle. We do so by facilitating and supporting competitive and social running and walking events; by promoting running and fitness for all ages; by providing educational and social information about our sport; and by promoting our sport through public relations and civic involvement.
Northern Arizona | natra.org
Founded in fall 2001, NATRA's mission is to promote trail running in Northern Arizona to folks of all abilities. We organize group runs at various trails on Saturday mornings whether there is rain, snow or shine! Dogs are always welcome, but you must run with them on a leash — it is the law! If you are new to running or a seasoned veteran, come join us off road and discover the incredible forest trails of Northern Arizona. Contact NATRA if you would like to be on our e-mail list. There is no fee to join the group, so bookmark NATRA to stay updated on the latest group run information! Happy Trails!
Tucson, AZ | www.tucsontrigirls.org
Our goal is to provide female triathletes of all levels and abilities with training partners, a team atmosphere, sponsorship benefits, training programs, events and advice to help our members achieve their goals. We hope to make this sport more accessible, more affordable, and more rewarding for all women who choose to participate in triathlon. Our club members range in age from 18 to 71. Many women have not yet completed their first triathlon, while others have completed dozens. We have members who have won races, and others who are thrilled just to finish their race. We are a very diverse group of women, with different backgrounds, different schedules, and different athletic goals. What we share is a love of the sport, and a desire to achieve our goal.
Phoenix, AZ | www.wingfootfinish.com/club
Whether your goal is to get faster or simply to enjoy running without injuries, you need to do more than lace up your shoes and head out the door. Simplicity is the key to our running programs; they're not complicated to follow, and you simply get better and faster. If you're just starting out or looking to run your fastest marathon yet, we have the program and the coaching expertise to get you to your goal. On top of greater fitness, you'll learn tips and techniques for developing a smoother and quicker running stride, increasing the running pace you can comfortably maintain, and establishing habits that will keep you injury-free this season and for years to come.
Sierra Vista, AZ | www.thundermountainrunningclub.org
TMRC has served the Cochise County and Southern Arizona running community since 1977.
Columbus, OH | www.trainwithmit.com
MIT was created in 2000 by a group of like-minded individuals who wanted to pursue their passion of running. Born out of that passion was a group of runners and walkers that would gather weekly to train together to help one another reach their half or full marathon goal. From those humble beginnings MIT has grown to become one of America's foremost leaders in endurance training. Today MIT utilizes 45 dedicated coaches and trains runners and walkers of all levels of experience toward the successful completion of their goal race. Marathoner In Training is not just for marathon training, whether your goal is a 5K, half or full marathon or even a multi-sport event, MIT will provide comprehensive training in a supportive atmosphere that will enable you to meet your goals and make plenty of friends along the way.
Tucson, AZ | Facebook page
TRP is a free group for runners and walkers. Our primary goal is to share the joy and passion of running with friends. Group runs are scheduled 5 days per week, and social events and post-run gatherings provide opportunities for additional fun. All paces, distances, and experience levels are welcome. Workouts vary and include weekly track sessions, long runs, hill work, tempo runs, and other runs designed to help us all become better athletes while remaining focused on enjoying the sport with others. There are no fees but participation in some group runs is required to be considered an active TRP member.