The Austin Runners Meetup Group began in Summer 2007. The group's primary purpose is for runners of all levels to run together in a non-competitive atmosphere and to get to know each other through a variety of social activities.
Runs are scheduled throughout the week as well as weekends. Each run is open to any runner regardless of experience and are posted on the meetup calendar.
The distances vary from 3-5 miles on the weekday runs (evenings) and 3-7 miles on the weekends (mornings). After each run we usually head over to one of our frequented eating establishments to refuel.
While we are not a training group, there are several training groups in the Austin area that provide proper instruction on running and many other running-related topics.
Members of our group receive a 15% discount at Ready to Run (http://readytoruntexas.com). Ryan and his team have many years of running experience, so you are in great hands. Plus, they are a locally owned and operated store.
For those who like to track your miles here are some recommend sites:
*Disclaimer* - Please know and be aware of your own fitness level and take care of your health. This is a fun group and a good way to socialize with friends, but safety comes first. If you come out for a group run or any other event - please be responsible for yourself, hydrate and stop if you feel shortness of breath, faint or dizzy.
Happy Running - We look forward to seeing you on the trail!