What we're about

The Colorado Columbines Women’s Running Club was formed in 1978 to promote recreational and competitive running for women of all ages and abilities. The club reflects the general population of women runners – from beginners to ultramarathoners, from turtles to rabbits. Whether you’re a sub-seven minute miler or prefer a more leisurely 13 minute/mile pace, we have members running at your speed. We have over 200 members who live anywhere from Evergreen to Broomfield to Aurora. The Columbines Club has two fundamental goals: to provide women runners with an opportunity to build a social network of runners and to support the running community.

Among the Benefits of Membership for only $30/year! (increase to $35/year in 2019- still a Bargain!)

•Monthly Fun Runs and Trail Runs – an opportunity to meet other members for various distances and socialize after the workout with different themes and locations of the runs

•Club Roster/Message Board – a convenient way to locate running partners and learn about members

•Weekly and monthly e-blast messages– provides articles, member profiles, running tips, race results, and information on upcoming fun runs, races, and events of interest

•Discounts at local area running stores

•Attend an annually-awarded membership recognition awards and luncheon

•Track workouts – with a coach starting in March and continuing through October

•Volunteer Opportunities – support and give back to the local running community

•Distance Divas Training program offering weekly supported runs starting at various locations

• Sunday walk/run from Carson Nature Center, and ending at Panera's for coffee, tea, or lattes and great conversation

Come check us out!

www.columbinesrunning.org (http://www.columbines.org)

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday AM Carson Run

Carson Nature Center

Want to learn more about the Colorado Columbines Women's Running Club and what we’re all about? Join the group for a no-strings-attached hour-long run (or walk, depending on your fitness level) on the Platte River Trail (http://www.traillink.com/trail/platte-river-trail.aspx) (also known as the Mary Carter Greenway Trail)! (Note that RSVPs here on Meetup don't reflect our actual numbers; 15-20+ women run/walk every single week, year-round! Our club communications happen primarily through the members-only message board.) Also, leashed dogs and baby strollers are welcome, as well as any pace! There are no 'bad' runners. :) Get all the details here: https://www.columbinesrunning.org/about/sunday-morning-runs/ After the run, we hope you will consider joining the Colorado Columbines Women's Running Club, for just $35 per year. Still have questions? Message Heather!

Weekly Track Practice

Needs a location

Why Participate in Track Training? Track training is an effective way to improve your running performance, build muscle strength, and increase your efficiency! A professional coach will always explain the workouts beforehand. (Paid members should check the message board for details a few days before.) This track opportunity is just one of the many perks included with your Columbine membership (http://www.columbinesrunning.org/?page_id=250)! It's a great way to improve your running endurance/pace. Come every week, or just come when you can. For more details about this great program, visit our website. (http://www.columbinesrunning.org/?page_id=1753) Session I Dates – March-June Session II Dates – August-October

Distance­ Divas: See Message Board

Location may vary

PLEASE NOTE: While this Meetup page has a current calendar and RSVP capabilities, it's not a replacement for the official Columbine's Message Board, where paid members view upcoming events, runs, volunteer opportunities and actual RSVPs. Want to run further but need motivation? The Distance Divas (http://www.columbinesrunning.org/?page_id=113) is a sub-group of the Colorado Columbines Women's Running Club (http://www.columbinesrunning.org) that meets every Saturday at various locations around the Denver metro-area, and we will help you reach your long-distance goals! LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIVAS by visiting our website. (http://www.columbinesrunning.org/?page_id=113) If you are interested in learning more about the club, you're welcome to join us for a run and see what you think. Please PM Organizer Melissa to get the upcoming run's exact location. (If you are a new/paid member, please check the official Message Board for all upcoming runs and details.) After the run, we hope you will consider joining the Colorado Columbines Women's Running Club, which is just $35 per year; the Distance Divas are an additional $20 per season. (You must be a Columbine in order to be a Diva.) NOTE: Each $20 DD Season includes weekly Saturday runs, a Destination Race (pay your own way), plus an awesome party at the end that includes food and prizes We look forward to meeting you soon! The Distance Divas Winter season will resume in January 2019. But check out the Columbines as we will be hosting maintenance runs every Saturday in the meantime.

Sunday AM Carson Run

Carson Nature Center

Want to learn more about the Colorado Columbines Women's Running Club and what we’re all about? Join the group for a no-strings-attached hour-long run (or walk, depending on your fitness level) on the Platte River Trail (http://www.traillink.com/trail/platte-river-trail.aspx) (also known as the Mary Carter Greenway Trail)! (Note that RSVPs here on Meetup don't reflect our actual numbers; 15-20+ women run/walk every single week, year-round! Our club communications happen primarily through the members-only message board.) Also, leashed dogs and baby strollers are welcome, as well as any pace! There are no 'bad' runners. :) Get all the details here: https://www.columbinesrunning.org/about/sunday-morning-runs/ After the run, we hope you will consider joining the Colorado Columbines Women's Running Club, for just $35 per year. Still have questions? Message Heather!

Past events (651)

Distance­ Divas: See Message Board

Location may vary

Photos (357)