Running may be the ultimate individual pursuit, offering a time for peace, solitude and communion with one’s body. So why on Earth would you want to spoil all that by joining a running club? For many runners, distance running is the epitome of community, a true testament to the uplifting spirit of the sport.
Deciding to join a club is one of the best things that any runner, whatever their level, can do. Club membership can often instigate big improvements in performance and, more importantly, provide enduring memories, experiences and companionship. Running with friends leads to:
Accountability. No matter how much you think you don’t want to run, if you know you have committed to other people, you’re going to show up 99% of the time. And you’ll be glad you did!
Safety. There is safety in numbers. Running with friends gives you the added option of running in the morning before the sun rises or in the evening after dark.
New Routes. When you run by yourself, you usually run the same routes; running with others extends that comfort zone, giving you more route running options.
Motivation. You’re tired, maybe not having a great run and you’re ready to call it quits. Having someone tell you don’t quit, only one more mile or you’ve got this is all it takes to keep you going.
Meet New People. Running with a group gives you a broader circle of friends with the same interest and goals. You become friends with more people who understand, support, and share your
passion with running.
Boredom Buster. Yes, it’s true, sometimes running can be boring. This is particularly true if you often run the same route and/or if it’s a long run. When running 13…15…19 miles it’s nice to have someone to talk to or if they’re not much of talker just having someone with you makes a big difference.
We put this referral program together because running with friends can be so beneficial. More Info >>