Los Angeles is home to a combination of the most scenic views and the most epic weather. This leads to the kind of climate that makes you want to be outside. Walk down any street in LA, any time day or night, and you are likely to pass herds of joggers, walkers and runners. As we saw a couple weeks ago, there are countless places in LA to go for a run. Here we will look at some of the most popular running and marathon-training clubs in the metropolitan area.
Top Running Clubs in Los Angeles:
Top-to-Top Running Club
The Top-to-Top Running Club is located in nearby Santa Monica. This group of runners spans all levels of experience and physical ability. With everything from beginner runners to advanced marathoners, the group meets every Wednesday evening. Runners choose how far they would like to run, ranging from 5k to 10k loops. Many group members say that the best part of their run is the group refreshments at the end of the training session.
2621 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
While Lululemon Athletica is most widely known as an apparel store, it is way more than that. They also sponsor run clubs throughout the area to help runners meet their goals with the support of fellow runners. The philosophy of the clubs is “no runner left behind.” The website outlines the various clubs locations and times.
Locations Throughout Southern California
Trail Runners Club
The Trail Runners Club is for runners who like to do their running off-road. Lace up your trail shoes and meet the group every Sunday morning in Pacific Palisades. The group meets each week at 6:15 a.m.
Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin Street
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Nike + Run Club
Nike + Run Club meets once a week with running goals ranging from 3 to 7 miles, depending upon your goals. These groups are some of the best ways to meet new people. There are even separate marathon training groups that take runners from 3 miles to a full marathon. The marathon program starts approximately 6 months before an event.
Various locations in Southern California
Top Marathon Training Clubs in Los Angeles
These groups meet weekly or several times a week with the goal of training as a group in preparation for a marathon. They are a great way to meet new people who are excited about running.
The Roadrunners meet in Venice to prepare runners and walkers of any level of fitness to finish the 26.2-mile LA Marathon. In addition to weekly meetings, participants are given weekly training schedules and expert seminars.
The Inland Empire Running Club
The Inland Empire club trains in Chino Hills and is affiliated with the LA Roadrunners Group. Both runners and walkers are welcome to join the group.
The LA Leggers
The LA Leggers meet at the Santa Monica Senior Center every Saturday to train prepare to complete in a full marathon. Highly experienced coaches take runners or walkers from one mile to running 25 miles and conquering a full marathon course.
Team in Training
Team in Training is an awesome group that both raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but also trains runners to finish a marathon. What better way to train for a marathon than knowing you are helping those in need with each workout?
Joining a running club is a great way to make new friends. If you are new to the area or are considering a move to Southern California, check out these great running clubs. To learn more about Southern California, including real estate opportunities, contact our luxury real estate experts. We specialize in high-end properties in the most exclusive communities in Southern California.
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