What we're about

This is a group geared toward beginner to intermediate runners. We currently have 6 weekly runs - Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday mornings, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. MVARC is friendly and inclusive, we welcome runners of all ages and abilities.
Saturday mornings we start promptly at 8:30am outside Starbucks (1380 Pear Ave. Mountain View). We then walk & do active stretching as we make our way to the Stevens Creek Trail (at La Avenida). Our run is usually 3.5 miles, although you are welcome to go farther or run less if you wish (and you can walk too!). Afterwards we hang out at Starbucks for about 25 min. to have coffee together.
Sunday runs also meet at Starbucks (1380 Pear Ave), but at 7am. Once a month, we do a trail run, check meetup for details. We usually run anywhere from 4-10 miles or more, depending on who shows up
Once a month, usually on the 4th Sunday, there is an easy 3 mile beginner run and book club, generally starting at 9AM in Pioneer Park (behind the Mountain View Library). Book Club starts at 10. You can do the run if you didn't read the book or come to book club if you don't run.
The Monday evening run meets @ 5:30pm @ Rancho San Antonio in Los Altos Hills. We usually run 45-60 minutes along the trails.
The Tuesday morning run meets @ 7am @ Rancho San Antonio in Los Altos Hills. We have options of 3-9 miles along the trails.
The Wednesday evening track workout meets @ 6pm at the Crittenden Middle School Track.
The Thursday evening run meets @ 6pm @ Landels School on Dana St. We usually run 3-7 miles on the Stevens Creek trail.  Those that want can go to dinner afterwards (at various locations).
Please check out our calendar to see all of our activities (including races). We also have a Facebook page - Mountain View Area Run Club.
Even though there are a lot of people in this run club, we average about 20 participants on most runs. It's a lot of fun and a great way to make new friends! Come check it out!

Please be aware of the ongoing Covid situation. To note:

- we'll organize the workout to facilitate social distancing, etc.
- please do not join if you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms
- join at your own risk
- please bring a mask for use as appropriate

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Monday evening Rancho (previously Byxbee Park)

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Monday trail run at Rancho San Antonio Preserve (previously the group ran at Byxbee Park, Palo Alto). We run every Monday at 5:30pm, starting from the Lost & Found billboard (see map / picture). It's on the parking lot that's closest to Deer Hollow Farm.

Please try to update your RSVP if you can't make it so we know who to wait for.

We adjust the pace and routes based on the experience of the group. Usually, we aim to run 45-60 minutes, regrouping along the way. The routes are not technical, i.e. you'll get by fine with road shoes.

Please be aware of the ongoing Covid situation. To note:

  • we'll organize the workout to facilitate social distancing, etc.
  • please do not join if you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms
  • join at your own risk
  • please bring a mask for use as appropriate

Tuesday morning Rancho

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The Tuesday morning at Rancho torch is passing from Go Far to MVARC. Come and join us ... Rancho is beautiful in the early morning!

Several route options, or you can invent your own:

  • 3 miles ... https://www.strava.com/routes/16837695
  • 5 miles ... https://www.strava.com/routes/10868701
  • 7 miles ... https://www.strava.com/routes/10868688
  • 9 miles ... https://www.strava.com/routes/10868728

Some variations currently to reflect the 1-way system in place:

  • 3 miles ... as above
  • 4 miles ... https://www.strava.com/routes/2741319854323254196
  • 6 miles ... https://www.strava.com/routes/2741320210278350682
  • 8 miles ... https://www.strava.com/routes/2741320595981954626
  • 8 miles, avoiding single track ... https://www.strava.com/routes/2741321048831573570
  • 9 miles ... as above

Please be aware of the ongoing Covid situation. To note:

  • we'll organize the workout to ensure social distancing, etc.
  • please do not join if you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms
  • join at your own risk
  • please bring a mask for use as appropriate
  • please bring your own water. We recommend to avoid using the water fountains for the time being
  • local regulations require us to collect contact info in order to provide it to authorities for contact tracing if necessary. You can either provide it when you RSVP or provide it at the meet up. You will not be allowed to join the group if you don't provide it. We will use the info only to comply with the regulations and not for any other purpose.

Wednesday track workout

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Let's run track! Crittenden Middle School has a beautiful new track with good floodlights so we can run there year round.

The workout will be:

  • warmup (4 laps jogging, drills, strides)
  • 4 sets of 4x 200m w/ 1min rest in b/w repeats and 3min in b/w sets
  • cooldown (2 - 4 laps jogging, planking)

Thursday Run (Stevens Creek Trail) and Dinner!

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Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/MVARC/

Let's run on the Stevens Creek Trail! The route is an out and back beginning at Landels Elementary school and heads north towards the bay on Stevens Creek Trail before turning around and heading back. Typically, the most people do is 7 miles (~3.5 miles out), but you are welcome to do more or less. The majority of people do between 3 and 5 total miles. All paces are welcome!

We run for about an hour after we introduce ourselves and do a quick warm up. After the run, feel free to join us for dinner! Dinner will be at:
TBD

Please be aware of the ongoing Covid situation. To note:

  • please do not join if you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms
  • join at your own risk
  • please bring a mask for use as appropriate

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Sunday Morning Run (Earlier start time!!)

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