COMMUNITY TRAINING GROUPS
If you’re looking for guidance or just want some people to run with, joining a group is a perfect way to get more involved with the community. Find the best group for you below!
Austin Runner's Club
When: Mondays at 6:30 pm
Where: Meet at Ready to Run
What: FREE group run with various paces, distance is between 3-6 miles.
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Group Leader: Kate Gurfein, John Sigg
Contact: Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Monday Night Run meets at Ready to Run on Mondays at 6:30pm. The group runs different routes in the Far West and Shoal Creek neighborhoods. For every route, there is both a short option (3-4 miles) and a long option (5-6 miles). There is a wide range of paces from beginners to experienced runners and a water stop is provided on all routes. Route maps will be sent out ahead of time each week to those on the group email list.
Born to Run
Coach: Paul Carrozza
Prepare for the Mile to the Marathon. We have a proven routine, a team approach, proper progression and a comprehensive plan. Open to beginners to experienced.
Weds. Austin Meetup
The Austin Runners Meetup is a free running group for runners of all levels. Our group is fun, friendly, and positive. We organize a series of runs throughout the week for you to enjoy and have a monthly gathering at different venues around Austin.LEARN MORE
Trail Rootswas created by Erik Stanley to support the growing Austin trail-running community. Trail Rootsemerged to provide focused and customized training for all levels of runners in Austin in a guided and safe environment.
Provided for beginner runners are marked and supervised trail runs and running workouts each week in a group setting. For the intermediate or competitive runner, in addition to the organized group runs, Erik also works one-on-one with runners to create a custom schedule tailored to personal goals and individual needs. Direct feedback is also provided during workouts.LEARN MORE
Team In Training
In exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like leukemia — the No. 1 disease killer of children — lymphoma and myeloma.
How serious is blood cancer? Every five minutes, someone in the United States learns that he or she has leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every ten minutes, someone dies of a blood cancer.
Our athletes have walked away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense that they did something even more important than getting in good shape.LEARN MORE
Austin Front Runner's
Austin Front Runners is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender running group open to all fitness levels from walkers to experienced marathoners.
The focus of the club is to bring GLBT runners together to support one another and network within our community. We have a great camaraderie and welcome all to the group. We also participate in local running events and may pick one race a month to focus our training. Other than that there is very little competition in the group; we mostly offer one another friendly support.
Members of the Austin Front Runners compete in races all over the country. We welcome you to join us for a run around Lady Bird Lake if you are new to Austin, if you’ve lived here for years, or if you are passing through for a few days.LEARN MORE
Coach: Ashley Thompson
ACT Running is not simply an exercise team.It is a community that finds common ground in fitness, laughter and friendship. Ashley’s coaching focuses equally between the fundamentals of running, self-confidence, and community. Beginner runners are trained using a Run-Walk-Run method (scheduled walk breaks) which allows your body and mind to safely increase distance and speed. Returning runners are taken from their fitness level to where they wish to be. ACT Running makes running accessible, sustainable and down-right enjoyable.
Austin FIT is a half marathon and marathon training program for walkers and runners of all ability levels, from first-timers to experienced athletes. Our members enjoy a fun, non-intimidating, and safe training experience that focuses on getting to the start line physically and mentally prepared. Certified coaches support a variety of pace groups, so no participant is left behind.LEARN MORE
Run Austin Galloway
The Austin Galloway training program is committed to providing a safe, friendly, challenging and motivating experience to our member runners as they train for their races whether the are a 5K, 10K, half or full marathons. We will accomplish this with a structured program featuring run/walk breaks, gradual mileage increases and runner education within a team environment.LEARN MORE
Shoal Creek Striders
This running group is inspired by a new runner that needed accountability, consistency, and socialize with other runners. Every month we grow, we welcome new runners, and build friendships along the way. We are more than just a running group as we motivate and inspire one another. Join us and you will see!LEARN MORE
Ready for Change
We at Ready for Change Running believe that running is a powerful thing. It has the power to change you physically, change you mentally, and change you spiritually. The question is, are you Ready for Change? You could be a complete beginner and never run before, or a veteran wanting to take your running to the next level. Our goal is to give you the tools to reach your goals and transform your life.LEARN MORE