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Running Clubs

Club Programs provide year-round personal, expert coaching to all participants regardless of fitness level. The power of having a structured schedule with group support is one of the keys to starting and maintaining an active lifestyle. Many of these clubs also offer special training programs for the Surf City USA Marathon and Half Marathon. See club details for more information.

Find a Club

Use the links to the left to find a local running club to help you get to the finish line!

Orange County

A Snail’s Pace – Four great locations, Brea, Fountain Valley, Mission Viejo and Monrovia with groups all over Orange County! Let A Snail’s Pace personalized training programs get you to the finish line of the Surf City Marathon! Marathon training begins in August and Half Marathon training in November.

Easy Runners is the largest Korean-American Running club in the country and is located in Cerritos with members throughout southern California. We participate in many local running events year round and provide comprehensive training/support for our members to compete and finish a Full/Half marathon. Please join us for a weekly group practice every Sunday morning at 7AM at Cerritos Regional Park for a life changing experience where you’ll have the opportunity to make new friends and have fun!

Tri La Vie – Tri La Vie is the premier women’s training team in Orange County. We provide comprehensive programs for running, swimming and triathlon. We welcome all levels. Come run with us and celebrate success!

Fitness Coaching – We offer customized training programs for the Surf City USA Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k. These programs are built around your specific background and training goals. Fitness Coaching also offers Fluid Running Clinics that will help you become a more efficient and faster runner. These clinics are a must if your running form has never been evaluated. Visit our website for details.

South Coast Road Runners – A fixture in the Southern California running community since 1984. We welcome runners of all ages, speeds and styles; from the track runner to ultramarathoner to triathlete. We have training programs for all levels and host many social events. The best way to get to know us is to run with us! Come anytime!

Train to End Stroke – Fullerton Area – This group is a fundraising group running for the American Stroke Association.

Kiwanis Running Club – is a group of volunteer who serve those less fortunate in Huntington Beach and the surrounding communities. Please join our free running club and a portion of your race registration fee with help this cause. Additionally, feel free to join us every Tuesday at 12:15pm for lunch. We meet on the 2nd floor of Meadowlark Golf Course.

Inland Empire Running Clubs

The Lopers Club – The largest running/walking club in the Inland Empire (chapters in Loma Linda and Riverside) and has something to offer those of all levels interested in improving their fitness through walking, jogging, or running. From beginning walkers to fast runners, we provide training that includes knowledgeable speakers, experienced pace leaders, and much more. You can train for any race distance or just to improve your fitness level.

The Inland Empire Running Club of Chino Hills is an organization created by veteran runners, coaches and people with a mission to advance the joy of running in the Inland Empire of southern California. This year-round program is specifically designed to meet the needs of all people regardless of their level of fitness. From the Beginning Run/Walker to the Elite Runner, we will provide you the training and expert coaching to successfully complete a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k or simply get you in the shape of your life. Come out and join us for a life changing experience!

The Riverside Road Runners welcomes people of all abilities, first timer to marathon veteran. Join us for weekly workouts, clinics and seminars, races, monthly meetings, and social events.

Inland Empire Race Walkers – Our club is a group of friendly people of all ages and skill levels. Even though we are a race walking club, we are also do power walking, running, cycling, and other activities.

Long Beach Area Running Clubs

A Running Experience – AREC (A Running Experience Club) in Long Beach provides a twelve-week training program to prepare runners for the Surf City Marathon and Half-Marathon. The program begins in early November and continues through to race day. The program is FREE to club members ($25 club dues covers RRCA insurance and includes a club shirt). Runners meet each Saturday at 7:00 AM at Joe’s Crab Shack on East Marina Drive in Long Beach. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome! Additional weekly club runs happen year-round on every Wednesday night at Buster’s Beach House on East Marina Drive.

Sole Runners – Sole Runners Full and Half Marathon Training Programs use ChiRunning® And Yoga to help you train injury-free. The Sole Runners will teach you efficient running form, post run conditioning, mental strength, and the motivation of group training. We meet every Saturday in Long Beach and have been coaching runners to complete the Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon for the last 5 years. We specialize in working with beginners and intermediates of all ages.

South Bay Running Clubs

South Bay RunnersManhattan Beach – The South Bay Runners Club is a 501(c)3 organization with 2 USATF Level 1 and 4 RRCA Endurance Certified Running Coaches. Whether you are looking to reach a particular goal or just in the mood for friendly conversation, come run with us! The South Bay Runners Club promotes and encourages health and fitness utilizing distance running and walking at all levels.

Los Angeles Area Running Clubs

LA Leggers – We are a year round running and walking club based in Santa Monica. All levels welcome. Marathon and Half Marathon specific training programs began officially in August, with Mentor-led pace groups, speaker programs and more. This program also prepares runners for the Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon.

LA Running Club – LARC – The primary goal for the LARC is to bring more people in to the experience of running and into the running community. We want people to be able to participate in running year round, not just during marathon training seasons. Another goal is for LARC runners to improve their training & technique so they can accomplish greater and higher things. In addition, we want to see the LARC make positive contributions to the surrounding community.

The Pasadena Pacers provides a running club in an environment of commitment, inspiration, and enthusiasm that will lead to a state of ultimate fitness and vitality for all members. The club exists to help individuals achieve a level of fitness they never before thought possible while enjoying the fellowship of others. Please meet us any Saturday morning for a run at the World Famous Rose Bowl.

ALPHA Running is the quintessential social running & walking experience, designed to take beginners from the couch to completion while offering advanced training for experienced full or half marathoners striving to improve their performance and exceed their personal goals. The RYT Way© combines Running, Yoga & Track to maximize each participant’s potential by emphasizing three key elements of marathon performance: endurance, strength and speed. Capitalizing on friendly competition and the support fostered by the group dynamic Team ALPHA members Attain Levels of Physical Health through Achievement beyond their expectations.

Los Angeles Frontrunners – A running and walking club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) and their friends and supporters. We welcome runners and walkers of all levels, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual identities. We participate in competitive and non-competitive running events, weekly Fun Runs, our annual Pride Run, our Grand Prix racing series, social events, and more. We assist each other with our running goals and promote camaraderie among the LGBT community.

San Diego Area Running Clubs

San Diego Track Club – Don’t let the title “San Diego Track Club” fool you! SDTC membership spans a broad range from recreational joggers to elite athletes. Most members are recreational runners who take in road races, half-marathons, marathons, triathlons’ or multi-sport events. The mission of the San Diego Track Club, the largest running club in the county, is to support the development of distance running, track and field, and related sports in San Diego County. These goals are accomplished by staging road races, providing coached workouts staging track meets and holding social events.

West Coast Road Runners – West Coast Road Runners training programs were developed by two very passionate, enthusiastic individuals who love to run and coach others to do the same. We are committed to the growth of the sport and to helping our members complete goals they never thought were within their reach.

San Diego Run & Tri Club – We are a Run Club designed for ALL LEVEL RUNNERS and ALL LEVEL TRIATHLETES. You can join at any time. Whether you are training for your 100th Marathon or want to run your first Half…Try a ‘tri’ or complete your 10th Ironman…or maybe just want to get in great shape, we have a program for you. Being part of the San Diego Run and Tri Club keeps you motivated and holds you accountable to keep you on track. We will personalize a training program just for you that will help you achieve any goal…but most importantly, have FUN doing it!

Bay Area Running Clubs

PacWest Athletics – As the largest outdoor fitness organization in Northern California, PacWest is perfect for those who want to train for an event, love the outdoors and are looking for a gym alternative. Our running, triathlon and cycling club training programs have a great cross-section of first timers, intermediate and experienced athletes. Join us for weekly track workouts, bike rides and group runs in San Francisco, Marin County, Berkeley and Oakland.

San Francisco Road Runners – SFRRC, the Official Running Club of San Francisco for the 2009-2010 season, offers organized runs and variety of training programs including full and half marathon programs and our acclaimed Running 101 program. The best way to learn more is to give us a test run.

Arizona Area Running Clubs

Arizona Road Racers – Arizona’s oldest running club promotes health and fitness through running. The ARR stages family oriented events for runners of all ages and abilities.

Havasu Hustlers Run Club – The Havasu Hustlers run club is made of a variety of runners, from our very fast guys to the back-of-the-packers. We train together for local events and with those training for other events. We provide year-round weekly group runs to all participants regardless of fitness level. We have members throughout Mohave County and even one as far away as Lakewood, CA. We invite anyone – member, local, or visitor, to check out our website for daily group runs and come join us!

Chicago Area Running Clubs

Chicago Area Runners Association – (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run—further, faster, better, for life. While CARA has a number of expert training programs designed for runners of all abilities and paces, the organization is more than just a training group. If you’re a runner in Chicagoland or thinking about becoming one, you should consider CARA membership!

Fleet Feet Chicago – Our Racing Team is a group of like-minded runners who simply enjoy running and having fun. While we field two types of teams, the main club team, and a Local Elite team, the emphasis is on participation and love of the sport. There are currently runners of all abilities, shapes, sizes and talent on the team.

New York Area Running Clubs

Kinderhooks Runners Club – The Kinderhooks Runners Club is coming to Surf City! We are a local organization formed to promote running in the Kinderhook NY area. The club was formed in January of 2009. We have over 100 members, generally from the Columbia & Rensselaer County areas, but also from the NY Capital District, Boston, etc. Membership is open to everyone. We have individual and family memberships available.

Canadian Running Clubs

Barrie RoadrunnersOntario – Free to join, and on the go twelve months a year, the Barrie RoadRunners is an avid network of runners who love to travel, carbo load, and partake in post-race festivities the world-over. We welcome all levels of runners and meet in a group setting twice weekly for training runs and periodic bus trips to race venues. This dynamic group thrives on the exchange of experiences, running techniques, and training methods. We energetically support one another in achieving the goals of the group and each individual member!