Autumn is the perfect time of year to get out and get well in the city. With crisp temperatures and beautiful scenery, fall is an idyllic time to join one of the many running clubs near Philadelphia apartments. Getting outside to get fit, especially if it involves running, tends to be a much easier if you have a motivator like being part of a group. We all have busy schedules but carving out some time to meet up with other runners and put feet to pavement can be beneficial. Luckily, there are a lot of running groups and races in Philadelphia that you can take advantage of. From quick city runs to long trail runs, there’s something for runners of every level. Here are some groups in Philadelphia to look into:
Honeygrow Run Club, 1601 Sansom Street
This group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Runner Center City. The typical run is three to five miles and the club is free to join.
Lez Run Running Club, 2300 Market Street
Meeting Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and some weekends, this group typically runs about four miles and there is no fee to join. The meet-up spot is especially convenient residents of Trinity Row.
Philadelphia Runner Track Club, Varies
This group meets Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. and offers a variety of options depending on the day. The runs can include everything from long runs to hill workouts to tempo work as well as track workouts. There is no fee to join.
Team Philly Race Training, University City and Center City
This group focuses on training for specific races like 5Ks and marathons. They meet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Philadelphia Runner University City, Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Philadelphia Runner Center City, Saturdays at 8 a.m. along Kelly Drive, and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. at the Valley Green Inn. Saturdays are typically long run days. There are specific training packages available and they vary in cost.
After spending a few weeks at one or more of the many running clubs near Philadelphia apartments, sign up for your first race! Luckily, there are lots of those in and around Philadelphia this time of year, too!