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Jan 7, 2015

Michigan Running Club

Logo by Han S.
On November 18, I started a new Facebook running club for Michigan runners called Michigan Running Club.  I was not sure if anyone would even be interested in belonging to it since there are so many options for running clubs in the area but felt it was a great way to meet other runners in the area and be more social when it comes to running.

The group is open to runners that live in Michigan as well as runners that have ties to Michigan.  I have it open to the whole State so that we can also get others from around the State.  This is helpful so that we know about races or events all over the place rather than just in the Metro Detroit area.

The purpose of the group is to talk about running, get together for group runs, talk about races in the area, meet up at races, ask questions of other members for advice or just to get some support for your running.  It's been fun running the group and we have grown quite quickly and stand at 494 members at this time.  My goal for the group is not to try to get really large but it's grown faster than I thought.  The goal is to just socialize with runners that want to talk running.

I've met many people from the group at group runs which is a great way to not only run a new route but enjoy a run with new people.  We have a few upcoming events in Detroit and Novi for a chance to meet some members and meeting in person is the best way to get to know people in the group.  It's a closed group so you need to be approved to be added.
Group trail run at Waterloo - photo by Jennifer M.
Group trail run at Stony Creek Metropark - photo by Walter K.
The club is free and a great resource for runners, in my humble opinion.  If you live in Michigan or grew up in Michigan, join us.  We have the Facebook group you can join.  You can join our Strava Group which lets you compete against others in the MRC group.  You can join the Garmin Group to compete against others as well.  You can even join all three if you are interested.  Here are the links to all of them:

MRC on Facebook

MRC on Strava

MRC on Garmin

It's a fun group and you will enjoy being involved in it.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome, I wasn't aware! I will definitely be joining. I hope it will be less snarky than that other running group on FB!