16 running clubs in the Madison area

Lace up your shoes and try out these groups
16 running clubs in the Madison area
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She RUNS This Town

Allied Running Club
Allied Running Club trains children in the Allied Drive Madison neighborhood – a neighborhood where one-fourth of children live in poverty – for a goal race and coaches young runners to lead healthy lifestyles. fleetfeetmadison.com/community/miler-in-training-allied-running-club

Berkeley Running Co. Group Runs
To go beyond supporting runners with proper shoes, Berkeley Running Co. sponsors social group runs intended for runners of all skill levels. berkeleyrunningcompany.com/madison-group-runs

Elvehjem Neighborhood Wooden Steps Running and Walking Club
Members of this group have logged thousands of miles in the eight years it’s been an active social group in Madison. elvehjemneighborhood.org/wsrc

Endurance House Run Club
Endurance House sells what runners, walkers and triathletes need and organizes weekly casual evening runs. madison.endurancehouse.com/programs/tnr

Energy Center Fitness & Wellness Run Club
This Mount Horeb club is headed by personal running coach Alexa Richardson. Strength workouts and runs are tailored to ability and intention, in a group or individually, in order to meet the desired goals of each participant. energycenterfitness.com/contact

Fleet Feet Sports Running Club
The store’s running group doesn’t measure achievement by one’s time in a race. Its various programs gather passionate runners to support each other. fleetfeetmadison.com

Fellow Flowers
More than 30,000 women around the world are part of this McFarland-based runners’ collective. Fellow Flowers has fostered a community of positivity by partnering with local stores and races, offering inspirational initiatives and selling apparel and 13 symbolic flower pins that unite and identify the group. fellowflowers.com

Girls on the Run South Central Wisconsin
The Girls on the Run mission involves using running to encourage young girls to be active, feel healthy and build confidence. girlsontherunscwi.org

Harbor Running Club
Middleton’s Harbor Athletic Club guides runners, specifically stroller-hauling moms, to complete outdoor treks of various distances through their FIT4MOM family-friendly community runs. https://madisonwi.fit4mom.com/

Madison Hash House Harriers
“Hashers” journey to find Wisconsin’s treasure – beer  –  every Saturday. They run streets and trails, making frequent stops before ending up at that week’s destination bar. madisonh3.com

Madison Run Club
This is a social running group of diverse people who meet once a day for runs throughout Madison from trails in the Arboretum to Lake Monona’s bike path. meetup.com/MadisonRunClub

Madison Trail Runners
Runners of all levels come together to explore the great outdoors on foot by tackling steep hills on area trails and leisurely jogging Madison’s many scenic commuter paths. meetup.com/madison-trail-runners

Moms RUN This Town/She RUNS This Town, Madison chapter
Moms run more than households – they run Madison (literally). She RUNS This Town/Moms RUN This Town brings Madison women together for active social breaks from their day jobs as superheroes. momsrunthistown.com/local-running-club

Movin’ Shoes
Movin’ Shoes offers more than footwear – the shop’s experts and customers form a running community with group runs each week, including a casual women’s-only group and speed workouts on a track. movinshoesmadison.com/running-club

Running Club @ UW-Madison
Running Club @ UW-Madison welcomes students new and old to participate in several social runs held throughout the week. runningclubuw.com

Wisconsin Track Club
UW-Madison’s competitive running club trains and races together. Members meet for daily runs around the city and rigorous group workouts several times a week. wisconsintc.org

Editor’s Note: Harbor Athletic Club currently offers a free coach-led FIT4MOM Run Club that is family- and stroller-friendly. This list of running clubs has been edited to delete a reference to a Harbor Athletic Club running group that is no longer offered.