Achilles International – Philadelphia
Club Information: Our Mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.
Run Information: Achilles meets every Saturday at 9:00am on the 4th Floor Cigna Fitness center at 1601 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
Achilles Team Captain: Greg Cully, Rodney Russen
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Back on My Feet
Club Information: Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national, for-purpose 501(c)3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change that results in employment and independent living.
Run Information: Various run locations, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30am.; Saturdays during the summer at 8am (usually) See a list of locations and information about participating.
Back on My Feet Team Captain: Rebecca Schaefer
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Franklin Mob Hash House Harriers
Club Information: The Ben Franklin Mob Hash House Harriers (BFMH3) is a Philadelphia-based chapter of the Hash House Harriers, a worldwide “drinking club with a running problem”. We’re not competitive about running, though some of us are competitive runners. A typical run spans between three and five miles, beginning and ending at a different pub/tavern in Philadelphia every Thursday night. We run, sing bawdy songs, and show our love for all things brewed. Nothing is required except sneakers, an intact liver, and the inability to take yourself too seriously .
Run Information: Every Thursday night, rain or shine, 7:30pm (run starts at 8). Location varies. See http://bfm.phillyhash.com/ for weekly meet-up locations. All genders, races, ages, philosophies welcome.
BFMH3 Team Captain: Beth Aron
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
Black Men Run/Philadelphia Chapter
Club Information: Mission Statement – To encourage health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running to stay fit. This group is open to beginners and advanced runners. We are here to be a support group.
Black Men Run Team Captain: David Johnson
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakaway Racing Team
Club Information: Breakaway Racing Team is a USAT&F running club that focuses on both competing and helping to develop new runners in a supportive community of experience athletes and coaches. The team is sponsored by and based out of Breakaway Bikes, 1923 Chestnut Street, and features Wednesday evening track sessions as well as weekend long runs. We enjoy competing as a team, but also enjoy the social aspect of running and celebrating together.
Run Information: Wednesday night track sessions April throuh November (Philadelphia Marathon) at 6pm @ Temple University. Weekend long runs organized by groups with varied start times and locations. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
Club Information: We Run Trails. We Hug. We Socialize. Chasing Trail enables and encourages people of all abilities to get out and enjoy parts of the Philadelphia trail system. If you run in Philadelphia you know the Drives. If you are a distance runner, you have probably tackled Forbidden Drive. But, many have not ventured to the fabulous running/walking trails above. Chasing Trail offers group runs aimed at providing runners with a challenging, “off the beaten path,” experience in a beautiful setting. In the coming months, we also hope to take the Chase on the road. We are scoping out Evansburg State Park, French Creek, and Valley Forge, among others, to provide new running experiences.
Run Information: Run schedules and information can be found on 3 sites:
Chasing Trail Team Captains: Gary Brown, Wesley Celestino, Jamie Pschorr, Chris Meredith
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
City Fit Girls
Club Information: City Fit Girls is an all-levels running and fitness training group for women..
Run Information: Meet every Wednesday at Dilworth Park at 6:30pm year round. Additional runs can be added close to big local races (Broad Street, Philly Marathon, etc).
City Fit Girls Team Captains: Takia & Rachel
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Information: For 100 years, the American Cancer Society – together with our millions of supporters – has been saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. DetermiNation is an endurance training program that empowers people to find their extraordinary by training for and finishing an endurance race, while raising the necessary dollars to help the Society save lives threatened by every cancer in every community. With access to professional training, an unparalleled community of support, and inspiration every step of the way, DetermiNation will help you cross the finish line of your race.
DetermiNation is partnered with the Blue Cross Broad St. Run and the Philadelphia Marathon. By joining DetermiNation, each athlete receives guaranteed race entry (no lottery), DetermiNation gear, VIP race weekend amenities (including bib pick up, race day tent, gear check, food/water), an invitation to a pre-race dinner, a training plan from your coach, access to weekly group runs, personal fundraising page with a fundraising mentor, and the chance to triumph over cancer – where every step you take and every mile you conquer will create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Saturdays: 9:00am Lloyd Hall
Drexel University Track Club
Club Information: We are Drexel University’s running club. We run all distances and compete year round.
Run Information: We meet at Drexel’s Recreation Center at 33rd and Market Streets at 5:30pm Monday through Thursday for practice.
Drexel Team Captain: Jay Hiller
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
Fairmount Running Club
Club Information: We promote running and general fitness, and we welcome runners of all leve ls and abilities. Trying to improve your 5K time? Training for your first marathon? Trying to qualify for Boston? Just looking for some training partners? Brand new to the running scene? All are welcome, and there are no dues. Run with our group for a little extra motivation, support and safety.
Run Information: Group runs-
Thursday 6:00am at Lloyd Hall
Fairmount Running Club Team Captain: Phil Cappa
Team Contact Info:firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Information: Established in 2007, the Fishtown Beer Runners combine responsible running and drinking in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, concluding each run at a different pub for a beer or two.
Run Information: Group runs begin every Thursday night at 7:00pm, starting from three locations:
– Fishtown: Palmer Park
– South Philadelphia: 7th & Bainbridge Sts
– City Hall Courtyard (Center)
GoalsFit You Should Be Running Marathon Team
Club Information: GoalsFit Makes Running and Fitness Fun! What started in 2013 as a Marathon Team/Club for beginners has grown to be a successful running club of all different levels. Track workouts are Tuesdays at the Roxborough Track at 6:15pm. We have become known as the You Should Be Running Marathon team because we inspire all different types and sizes of people that they too should be running.
Run Information: Track workouts are Tuesdays, 6:15pm at the Roxborough Track. Check out their website or Facebook (below) for more information about getting involved.
GoalsFitTeam Captain: Kasey Manwaring
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
hg Run Club
Club Information: Join us every month for a three to five mile run with fellow food enthusiasts. We run at various levels and for many different reasons, but we love meeting new people with a shared passion for getting outside and delicious eats. From the food we serve to the communities we join, honeygrow is committed to honest eating and growing local. At hgRunClub, there is no distance or challenge too great to overcome; it all starts with showing up and putting one foot in front of the other.
Run Information: We meet once a month, on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Philadelphia Runner located at 16th & Sansom.
hg Run Club Team Captain: JT Kane, Raelynn Zappulla
Team Contact Info: ComeTogether@honeygrow.com
Independence Blue Streaks
Club Information: The Independence Blue Streaks believe in good health practices and promote physical fitness while representing Independence Blue Cross.
Run Information: 2-3 club runs per week, meeting at lunch time in the lobby of our headquarters at 1901 Market St. We also do weekly stair climbs. The club is open to all employees of Independence.
IBC Blue Streaks Team Captain: Heather Falck, Christopher Curcio, Victoria Mather, Joseph Lynch, Krystina Faillace
Team Contact Info: Heather.Falck@IBX.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Information: Lez Run was created for all members of the LGBTQ community, their friends and family. Our group welcomes all skill levels from beginner to pro! We meet 2x per week, Wednesdays and Sundays, rain or shine, but within reason :). Wednesdays we meet in the city at 2300 Market St at 6:15pm and will do up to 4 miles in distance. Sunday runs will vary in location and distance. Please check our posts for more info. We aim to run local, out of state and out of the country races to represent our community and show off our skills! We will train together for upcoming races and help each other reach personal goals. Besides running, we also like to socialize and will meet for happy hours, pasta dinners, and after run brunches. Please keep in mind we are not a dating site, but runners are hot so we understand if it happens. Our focus is to provide lgbtq athletes (newbies and vets) a safe, supportive, and healthy outlet via running. FInally, a place where you can freely talk about losing a toenail, chafing cream, carbo loading, cold weather running, Garmin watches, and that strange feeling you get when you miss a run. So grab your running sneaks but leave your inhibitions at home and join us because running just got gayer!
Run Information: Every Wednesday 6:15pm at 2300 Market; Some Sundays for trail running – check our meetup site for updates..
Lez Run Team Captain: Cecilia Tellez
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
Manayunk Beer Runners
Club Information: The Manayunk Beer Runners promote responsible running and responsible drinking in the name of science. Our motto is “no one left behind” as we are not an elite running club and have runners of all paces and physical abilities.
Run Information: We meet every Monday night at 6:30pm under the Manayunk Bridge (at the corner of Main Street & Green Lane), year round.
Manayunk Running Club
Club Information: We focus on fun, healthy lifestyles by trying to balance serious training with a social atmosphere. Many of our members enjoy various other activities such as biking, skiing, rowing, and rock climbing. We also like to “recover” with a drink or two at local bars.. We have routes throughout Manayunk, Kelly Drive, East Falls, Roxborough, the Wissahickon trails, and the Canal Path. We also have track workouts at Roxborough High School. During the Spring/Summer, we try to hit the Wissahickon trails as often as possible.Typically, runs are 4-7 miles with turn offs offered for less or more mileage. All ages and paces are welcome.
Run Information: Tuesday’s @ 6:30 PM. Meet at JD McGillicuddy’s (111 Cotton Street, Philadelphia, PA); Thursdays at 6:30pm at Philadelphia Runner Manayunk (4358 Main Street, Manayunk)
November Project Philadelphia
Club Information: November Project is a free, all-levels running based fitness group which focuses on connecting humans through running. November Project has chapters in 33 cities across 7 countries. Our mission statement reads “To build a worldwide community by empowering humans of all fitness levels through fierce, free weekly workouts.”
Wednesdays – 6:25am Art Museum Steps
Fridays – 6:25am Changes destinations each week (check our instagram @novemberprojectphl for updates)
– all fitness levels are welcome, and we host workouts in all weather conditions.
Passyunk Beer and Java Runners
Club Information: The Passyunk Beer & Java Runners is a South Philly based running group. Our goal is to meet new faces from our neighborhoods, be active, and to support our local businesses. We have runners of all levels, our runs are 30-40 minutes, and they take place in most weather conditions. We have grown each year and look to join races in the future as a team.
Tuesday 7:00pm at Passyunk & Broad
Thursday 6:30am at Passyunk Fountain
Passyunk Beer & Java Runners Team Captains: Jeff Wild, Anthony Wojciechowski, Lou Klein, Ashley Toal
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Penn Running Club
Club Information: The Penn Running Club is a welcoming community for all runners, competitive and recreational, who are affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. We empower people to achieve their fitness goals, compete at the highest level, and foster lifelong friendships.
Run Information: Our club meets in front of Pottruck Gym at:
Monday through Thursday 7:30am and 6pm
Friday: 7:30am and 4:30pm
Mon/Wed/Fri: 7:30am and 4:30pm
Tues/Thurs: 7:30am and 6:00pm
UPenn Team Captain: Harry Prevor
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
Pennypack Trail Runners
Club Information: This group is for anyone who likes running trails in and around Pennypack Park and Lorimer Park. We’ll run anywhere that the Pennypack Trail runs through, from Northeast Philly through Montgomery County!.
Run Information: Runs meet Saturdays at 8:30am, 8750 Pine Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115.
Club Information: Philadelphia Bucknell XC Alumni Club is made up of primarily Bucknell Cross Country alumni living in/near Philadelphia, as well as friends and significant others, The group meets regularly in Fairmount Park for weekend training runs.
Run Information: Runs from Rittenhouse Square on Wednesdays at 6pm. Occasional weekend runs are arranged depending on schedule. Contact Sean Egan or visit the facebook page (both below) for run information.
Philadelphia Runner Track Club/PUMA
Club Information: Our membership features a diverse group of men, women, post-collegiate athletes, masters and newcomers. PRTC is sponsored by Philadelphia Runner and PUMA. Our mission is to provide support to talented local runners, facilitate training/workout groups, and to race to the best of our ability. We compete in USATF cross country, track, and road races as well as contests local to Philadelphia. We also host social events and offer volunteer opportunities.
Run Information: Sunday Long Run: 8:30am at Lloyd Hall (Boathouse Row)
Tuesday Track Workout: 6:30pm at Franklin Field
Philadelphia Runner Track Club Team Captain: Kevin Brandon
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Information: A running club that welcomes all runners of all levels all year round.
Our runs are never canceled.
There is no need to RSVP.
There are no dues to pay.
Everybody is always welcome.
Run Information: All runs meet at the bottom of the Art Museum Steps, on the right by the sign with the museum hours.
Tuesday 6:30pm: Dinner/Drinks after the run.
Thursday 6:30pm: Speed Work (Sept-March) or Hill Work (March-Sept)
Saturday 9:00am (after Labor Day to Memorial Day, including the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend) or 8:00am (after Memorial Day to Labor Day, including the Saturday of Labor Day weekend). Coffee after the run.
Philly Runners Team Captains: Seth Weiss, Katie Congress, Lindsey Pierce
Team Contact Info: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Philly Surge Running
Club Information: At Philly Surge Running we believe that in order to build a well-rounded runner you need to address several different energy systems in a progressive manner. That means that, depending on when your goal race is, you’ll want to train certain paces in certain amounts at certain times.
We’ll figure all that out for you and more. We’ll teach you drills so that your form improves. We’ll guide you through a proper warm-up (way more than just run a few laps, touch your toes and go!). We’ll cheer you on when you’re starting to doubt yourself. You just show up consistently and the results WILL come. And that’s what w’re all about – commitment. We are extremely committed to you and helping you become better. And so we expect the same from you.
Run Information: Visit our website to contact us or show up to the shiny new Temple Track on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm. The first workout is always complimentary.
Philly Surge Team Captain: John Goldthorp, Kari Smith
Team Contact Info: John@phillysurgerunning.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Point Breeze Runners
Club Information: Our mission is to bring together and strengthen the Point Breeze running community through weekly runs that encourage all types of runners to meet their mental and physical goals. There is always a three and five mile run so all paces and abilities are welcome. After each run we enjoy a beer or two (ok, sometimes three) at the American Sardine Bar!
Run Information: Mondays at 6:30pm in front of American Sardine Bar.
Rock n’ Run
Club Information: Run. Climb. Beers. In that order.
Run Information: We meet at Philadelphia Runner at 16th and Sansom on Friday nights. The group begins the run at 7pm and runs 2.5 to 3 miles to Go Vertical for an hour or two of climbing, followed by drinks.
Team Captain: Sarah Cowley
Team Contact Info: Sarahmariecowley@gmail.com
Club Information: Runners and runners/walkers gathering for fitness and friendship in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.
Run Information: Sunday at 8:00am at Rittenhouse & Lincoln Dr; additional weekly runs.
5K Website: http://www.rungermantown.com/
Run Germantown Run Club Captains: Ingrid Shepard
Team Contact Info: info@RunGermantown.com
South Philly Striders
Club Information: The South Philly Striders are a running club serving the neighborhoods of South Philadelphia, Queen Village, Society Hill, Old City Washington Square, Northern Liberties, and more. Runners of all abilities are welcome. Our running routes include Historic Penn’s Landing, the scenic Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Penn Treaty Park, and FDR Park. Distances are tailored to the members who come to the run, generally anywhere from 2 to 6 miles from the morning runs and 3 miles for the Wednesday night Bridge Run.
Run Information: Scheduled runs are:
– Tuesdays & Thursdays from Front & South Sts at 6:15am
– Wednesdays from 6th & Race at 6:30pm (Summer hours between Memorial Day and the end of September: 7pm Start)
South Philly Striders Team Captains: John Encarnacion
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
Club Information: Students Run Philly Style transforms students’ lives through running and mentorship. We pair volunteer Running Leaders with teams of students to inspire them to push themselves further than they ever imagined. Their goal: the completion of a full or a half marathon. The courage and effort required, the unfailing support of a caring mentor and the thrill of its ultimate achievement results in a student who knows anything is possible.
Run Information: Students Run Philly Style works with youth 12-18 years old and mentors are required to go thorugh rigorous background checks in order to work with our youth. For the safety of the protection of our students, we do not publicly share meeting times and locations. To contact SRPS about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRPS Team Captains: Amanda Collett
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
Club Information: TBR provides runners in Northeast Philadelphia the opportunity to run and socialize weekly. We also meet throughout the week at various days and times – please check our Facebook page for more information. We support local bars/restaurants for our runs and incorporate events that give back to the community.
Run Information: We meet every Wednesday evening at 7pm at a different bar in the Northeast. Each weeks location is posted to our Facebook and Twitter. Various distance options are given each week.
Torresdale Beer Runners Captain: Gagz, Vinita Young
Team Contact Info: Rungagzrun@gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Information: We are an ALL LEVELS meatless Monday themed running team that trains year round for various runs throughout Philadelphia. We fundraise for The Humane League a 501c3 national charity that is based in Philadelphia, PA.
Run Information: We meet every Monday at a different Philadelphia area restaurant for an ALL LEVELS 5 mile run, and then a shared meatless Monday meal.
We announce our runs every Monday morning on social media, Twitter and Instagram @run4animalsphl and on our facebook group and email list. https://www.facebook.com/groups/726724534052287/
Team Humane League Team Captain: Lia Belardo
Team Contact Info: Liabelardo@gmail.com
Club Information: TEAM PHILLY Race Training was created to support the Philadelphia area’s beginner to intermediate runners in their aspirations of improving their running and living healthier lives. Powered by Philly legends Philadelphia Runner and The Rothman Institute, who bring their special expertise, resources, and services, this comprehensive and unparalleled program includes: running, coaching, apparel, fitness cross-training and strength conditioning, educational workshops, and injury prevention and treatment.
Run Information: Runs Wednesdays at 6pm, Thursdays at 6pm/6:30pm, Saturdays at 8am, and Sundays at 8:30am. Team Philly has Training Plans from 5Ks to Marathons, a Team Tech Shirt, a $15 Gift Card to Philadelphia Runner, Weekly Group Runs, Supported Saturday Long Runs during training for BSR and the Philadelphia Marathon, and Training Kickoff and Tailgate Parties.
Team Red White and Blue
Club Information: Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Run Information: Monday (6:00pm), Tuesday (6:00pm), 2 separate runs on Wednesday in different locations (6:00pm and 6:30pm), Thursday (6:00pm), 12 months a year
Team Captain: Jim Graber
Team Contact Info: email@example.com
Club Information: We meet every Wednesday, every week, every season, at 6:30pm. We run rain, shine or thundersnow. Come out for a run with us, no matter your experience level. We welcome all runners; our runners typically run 10 minutes/mile or faster. Each run will finish up back at one of several local West Philly bars or at a runner’s place for some post-run beers. Most weeks we end at the Local 44 Bottle Shop or at Pasqually’s Pizza. Bring your ID and a few dollars. We are inspired in large part by our friends the Fishtown Beer Runners and the South Philly Striders. If you are looking for other running groups, check out the Master List of Philly Running Clubs.
Run Information: 6:30pm on Wednesdays at 45th and Locust and 5:30pm on Mondays at Penn Park for Speed Work (by the picnic tables).
Club Information: The Wissahickon Wanderers is a Northwest Philadelphia based trail running club that is free of charge and open to runners of all ability levels. The Wanderers host one of Philadelphia’s premier races, the Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K, and organize several free races, including the Spring and Fall Trail Series’ and the Winter Solstice Trail 10K. If you’re new to trail running and/or unfamiliar with the trails of the Wissahickon Valley, please feel free to join us for a group trail run.
Thursday evenings starting at 6:30pm at Valley Green Inn (Wissahickon Park)
Saturday Mornings starting at 8:00am at Valley Green Inn (Wissahickon Park)
Trail Runner Magazine: http://trailrunnermag.com/uncategorized/urban-wanderers.html
Wissahickon Wanderers Team Captains: Dan Gordon, Sean Reisman
Team Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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