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
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Arizona Road Racers
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 Road Runners
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.
Tucson Runners Project
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.