What we're about

Love to run? Love to explore? Runsploring is the ultimate combination. This group is aimed at staying active, having fun, being social, and exploring the hidden gems of College Station and Bryan.

Although we like to get a workout, Runsploring is a laid back activity and we don't take ourselves too seriously. As a Runsplorer, we pick a starting location and route. Then we run at a comfortable pace and stop if we come across an amazing view, landmark, or anything else that sparks our interest. The ultimate goal is to have fun while staying in shape.

We will be hosting weekly Runventures (Run adventures) in College Station. Join the group to meet up for Runventures or to share your favorite Runventure routes.

Runventures:

• Running around Texas A&M

• Exploring the parks around College Station

• Exploring the parks around Bryan

• Suggest your favorite running routes

Runsploring was originally started as a Meetup Group in San Francisco and then expanded to Seoul, South Korea. It has been extremely popular with 700+ members in San Francisco and 800+ members in Seoul and counting. To see past Runventures in San Francisco, visit http://www.runsploring.com ; to see past Runventures in Seoul, visit http://www.meetup.com/Runsploring-Seoul .

Q/A:

How long are our runs?

Runs are usually between 30 minutes and 1 hour, but you can make it shorter or longer based on your running level.

• How far do we run?

You can run as far as you want, but they are usually between 2.5 and 5 miles. If there are a lot of people and different running levels, we can split up into groups of different abilities.

• How fast do we run?

We have members who are fast and slow. This is not a race, you should run at a comfortable pace and enjoy yourself. That being said, the operative word in "Runsploring" is 'run', not 'walk'. If you are trying on your running shoes for the very first time, this may not be the group for you.

• What do I need?

You need running shoes and a good spirit. Maybe bring some water for after the run, or some money to buy some.

• Will we run if there is bad weather?

We run in the rain. You can choose if you want to run when there is bad weather. If there is weather so bad that it is not safe to run (i.e.: hurricane) the meetup will be canceled. You can check the meetup before you come.

• Do we run in the dark?

Yes. Bring a headlamp if you are afraid of ghosts.

Upcoming events (3)

Bee Creek and Central Park Run

Bee Creek Park

Let's meet up in Bee Creek Park and then make our way up to and around Central Park and back. This will be just over 3 miles. Note: there are several parking lots in Bee Creek. We'll be meeting in the first one as you come in on Anderson, next to the tennis courts. If people are up for it, we may also go for food/drinks after. Q/A: How long are our runs? Runs are usually between 30 minutes and 1 hour, but you can make it shorter or longer based on your running level. • How far do we run? You can run as far as you want, but they are usually between 3 and 5 miles. If there are a lot of people and different running levels, we can split up into groups of different distances. • How fast do we run? We have members who are fast and slow. This is not a race, you should run at a comfortable pace and enjoy yourself. That being said, the operative word in "Runsploring" is 'run', not 'walk'. If you are trying on your running shoes for the very first time, this may not be the group for you. • What do I need? You need running shoes and a good spirit. Maybe bring some water for after the run, or some money to buy some. • Will we run if there is bad weather? We run in the rain. You can choose if you want to run when there is bad weather. If there is weather so bad that it is not safe to run (i.e.: lightnings) the meetup will be canceled. You can check the meetup before you come. • Do we run in the dark? Yes. Bring a headlamp if you are afraid of ghosts.

Run around TAMU

West Campus Parking Garage

This run will begin at 6:30 pm. Let's meet at the TAMU West Campus Garage and run around the campus. The route (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1003771025) is about 3 miles, but we can adjust. Meeting Location: North entrance of the West Campus Parking Garage on the TAMU campus, College Station, TX (the side not facing the Rec Center). We will meet on the sidewalk. The app sometimes generates an incorrect map that just points to the center of College Station. We are meeting at the West Campus Garage. If you are up at the corner of University Drive and Texas Avenue, you are in the wrong place. You can look for WCG in this map (http://transportmap.tamu.edu/parkingmap/tsmap.htm?map=main). Bring headlamp if you have one.

Run at Lake Somerville

Lake Somerville State Park & Trailway

Let's meet in Lake Somerville at 9 am to Runsplore its trails! The meetup location is the park office at the Birch Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park. Park entry fee is $5.00 per vehicle. The planned route is around 3.5 miles. Because the route is out and back, you can run further or less according to how you feel. The address of the park is 14222 Park Rd 57, Somerville, TX 77879. Drive past the guard shack and proceed to the park office to obtain your park pass. From Bryan, take TX-21 west. Turn left at TX-36 in Caldwell. Turn right at FM 976. Turn left at FM 60. Turn right at Park Road 57. The park is at the end of Park Road 57. From College Station, take FM 60 (Raymond Stotzer) west. Turn right at TX-36 in Lyons. Turn left at FM 60. Turn left at Park Road 57. The park is at the end of Park Road 57. The trail is natural surface ranging from loamy soil, grassy, packed dirt, gravel, and fist size rocks. Please wear appropriate footwear. Trail running shoes are recommended, but normal running shoes work fine.

Past events (239)

Bryan Golf Course Run

202 W Villa Maria Rd

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