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  • Philadelphia Area Running Clubs

    There is a running group in the greater Philadelphia area for pretty much everyone. As the running movement spreads throughout the city, groups are popping up everywhere bringing runners together to get in a few miles and meet some friends. Here is our most up to date list of the groups in the city (want to be added to the list? Tell us!)

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    PR Center City
    When: Thursdays at 6 p.m.
    Where: 1711 Walnut Street
    Details: 3 to 5 miles, all paces

    PR Manayunk
    When: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
    Where: 4358 Main Street
    Details: 3 to 5 miles, all paces

    PR University City
    When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
    Where: 3621 Walnut Street
    Details: 3 to 5 miles, all paces

    PR Glen Mills
    When: 3rd Saturday of the month at 7:30AM
    Where: Brandywine Conservancy
    Details:  Trail Run, all paces

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    Team Philly Race Training

    TEAM PHILLY Race Training was created to support the Philadelphia areas beginner to intermediate runners in their aspirations of improving their running and living healthier lives. Powered by Philly legends Philadelphia Runner and The Rothman Institute, this comprehensive and unparalleled program includes: running coaching, training plans, group runs, and workshops on topics such as: fitness cross-training and strength conditioning, gear, sports psychology, and injury prevention and treatment.

    When: Wednesday 6pm, Saturday 8am

    Where: Wednesday - Philadelphia Runner, University City. Saturday - either Lloyd Hall, or the Philly Runner University City.

    Details: Wednesdays 3-5 Miles, Saturdays vary from 6-20 Miles depending on the time of year and what distance you are training for.

    Cost: It varies on plan, check out our website: runsignup.com/Club/PA/Philadelphia/TeamPhillyTraining

    Instagram: @teamphillyruns
    Website: teamphillyruns.com

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    Philadelphia Runner Track Club

    PRTC offers training groups, sponsorship support, and community to its membership. We compete both as a team and individually on the local and national levels. Common race goals include USATF cross country, track, and road competitions. PRTC also hosts social events and offers volunteer opportunities. Mission: To promote and foster the development of adult runners in their pursuit of ever-faster times, team championships, and Olympic dreams. Philadelphia Runner Track Club and its members strive in their efforts, athletic and otherwise, to bring recognition to the club, its members, its sponsors and affiliates, as well as its friends and the greater Philadelphia community.

    When: Tuesday 6:30pm Track Practice, Sunday 9am Long Run

    Where: Tuesday Franklin Field, Sunday Lloyd Hall

    Details: Membership is $160/year. The distance of our runs varies! Workouts will range from 7-11 miles while long runs will range from 10-16 miles.

    Instagram: @phillyrunnertc
    Website: www.philadelphiarunnertrackclub.com

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    ACCT Philly Runners

    Volunteer-run team enriching the lives of adoptable running dogs while they await their forever homes, foster, or rescue at ACCT Philly.

    When: Varies.

    Where: ACCT Philly, 111 W Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia PA

    Details: Volunteers must go through orientation.

    Instagram: @acctphillyrunners
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/acctphillyrunners

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    Badass Lady Gang Philly

    We welcome runners of all levels and paces and provide a place to connect with others and create community. Our meetups offer speed play where we stay in one area where everyone is always within yelling distance from one another. Whether youre walking, running, or playing with spicy effort levels, youll always be with the group. Come run!

    When: Sunday 11am, check instagram for monthly schedule!

    Where: Cosmic Cafe, 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia PA

    Details: Running based workout so we all stay together!

    Instagram: @badassladygangphilly
    Website: badassladygang.com

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    Benny Bridge Crew

    "The cure for the Sunday Scaries"
    If you want to add some spice to your running routine (or just meet spicy people), and start the week on a high note, join us. But also, if you like sunrises, bridges, or coffee, join us. We welcome and encourage all paces - we stop to gather several times during the run including a picture near the middle of the Bridge. We also head to a local coffee shop after ending at City Hall. The name/IG account came about via GroupMe poll in September 2018, but some form of the group has been running the Bridge since late 2015.

    When: Monday, 6:05am (City Hall) | 6:20am (Bridge)

    Where: East side of City Hall (rain or shine)

    Details: Free to join! Typical distances 5 miles out-and-back to Camden | 3 miles just the Bridge

    Instagram: @bennybridgecrew
    Strava: strava.com/clubs/556596

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    Bensalem Girlies Running Club

    Our mission is to provide a safe space for women to run and to meet others with similar interests. All paces are welcome! We often host giveaways and raffles.

    When: April through November - Wednesday 6:30pm. Monthly meetups in the off season.

    Where: Holy Ghost Prep Track, Bensalem PA

    Details: Free to join. Track workouts ranging between 3-4 Miles; Monthly meetups about 3-5 Miles

    Instagram: @bensalemgirliesrc

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    Black Girls Run! Philadelphia

    When: Almost daily group runs, check out the schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BGRPhiladelphia/

    Where: Various locations throughout the city

    Details: Free to join!

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    Black Men Run Philadelphia

    Instagram: @bmr_phl

    When: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m.

    Where: Wednesday @ Lloyd Hall and Saturday @ 33rd and Diamond Streets (Mander Playground by the bus stop)

    Details: Free to join!

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    Chasing Trail

    We are an all inclusive group that runs the beautiful trails in the woods of the Wissahickon Valley Park. CT is a no drop group and believe that the beauty of a run in the woods is meant for everybody. All paces and all faces are welcome.

    When: Sunday 8:30am

    Where: Valley Green, Wissahickon Valley Park

    Details: Free to join. Typical distance 4-6 Miles

    Instagram: @chasingtrailPHL
    Website: chasingtrailphl.com

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    Citywide Athletics

    We are a workout group that encourages creativity and individuality while creating community. Every member has the opportunity to lead if they want to; you can also just enjoy the workouts as a participant. We do everything from running to HIIT exercises to learning sports or dancing. The workouts are free and we move around the city weekly to ensure everyone gets a chance to join us.

    When: Thursday, 6:45am. Weekend runs are occasional and are posted on our Instagram.

    Where: Rotating locations throughout Philadelphia. If you lead, you choose our location!

    Details: Free to join. Average workout is anywhere from 0 to 1.5 miles, plus bodyweight work.

    Instagram: @citywideathletics

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    EarlyBirds

    Bringing community together by exposing people to trails and roads throughout the Greater Philly area. Running in new places can help people get out of their comfort zones and can lead to new experiences and fun! We run both roads and trails and all running paces are welcome. We usually meet up afterwards to try local coffee shops or cafes in the area we run to support the local community as well. We also have a nighttime running group, NightOwls where people can join us once a month on a Wednesday in the Wissahickon.

    When: Sunday 7am

    Where: New location each week

    Details: Free to join, typical runs are 1-2 Hours

    Instagram: @phlearlybirds
    Website: www.recoveryruncoaching.com/earlybirds

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    East Falls Flyers

    The East Falls Flyers formed in July 2016 when four neighborhood runners, Nick Malfitano, Greg Skochko, Liz Vaden and Lisa Pankey, became acquainted through Facebook. They mutually recognized there was a desire for a social running club in East Falls and as one had not existed up until that point, created the club and set a date, time and post-run hangout location for the first meetup. When almost 15 people showed up to the inaugural run, they knew they were onto something and have been meeting on a weekly basis ever since.

    When: Mondays at 6:30pm

    Where: East Falls Bridge on the MLK Drive side

    Cost: $0

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EastFallsFlyers
    Instagram: @eastfallsflyers

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    Endorphins Running

    Endorphins organizes weekly group runs in 8 cities throughout the United States. We meet every Monday morning. Despite being in different places we run together united by our mission of spreading positivity and happiness through movement and exercise.

    When: Monday 7:15am, Thursday 6:30pm, Saturday 8:00am

    Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art Rocky Steps on Monday, Yards Brewery on Thursday, City Hall on Saturday

    Details: Free to join, typical distance 4-5 miles and 10 - 12 for long runs

    Instagram: @endorphinsrunning
    Website: www.endorphinsrunning.com

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    Fairmount Running Club

    We are Fairmount/Art Museum neighborhood's longstanding running group! Join us for any of our three weekly runs... they are fun and open to everyone!

    When: Tuesday 6:30am, Wednesday 6:30pm, Saturday 8:00am

    Where: Eastern State Penitentiary

    Details: Free to join, typical runs are 5 miles (longer run Saturday)

    Instagram: @fairmountrunningclubphl
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/runfairmount/
    Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/FairmountRunningClub

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    Fishtown Beer Runners

    The Fishtown Beer Runners (FBR) is a running club combining running, socializing and philanthropy. FBR promotes and supports exercise; responsible enjoyment of beer; camaraderie and engagement; local businesses; and community charities. FBR values inclusion and diversity, and welcomes runners of all abilities and backgrounds regardless of race; color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, handicap, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    When: Every Thursday at 7 PM

    Where: Fishtown start: Palmer Park 2346 E Susquehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA / Center City start: City Hall / South Philly start: 7th & Bainbridge

    Details: Get to the end location, no questions asked! Typical distances are 3-5 miles

    Instagram: @fishtownbeerrunners
    Website: beerrunners.us

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    Furthur Training And Racing

    We foster an environment where pushing your limits is normalized and where seeing personal improvement and the improvement of our teammates is the fun. We strive to find out how good we can become and utilize a team environment to all improve together.

    When: Wednesday 6:30am & Sunday 8am

    Where: Temple University Track & Lloyd Hall

    Details: Membership is $60/year, which is waived if the athlete receives coaching from Furthur Training and Racing.

    Instagram: @furthur_training_racing
    Website: www.furthurtraining.com

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    Hike + Heal

    Hike + Heal is a diverse womens hiking group, offering healing hikes and grounding experiences to increase overall wellness: physically, mentally and spiritually. Since 2019, Hike + Heal has provided a safe haven for women to connect, share their experiences, and build a supportive sisterhood through outdoor activities and mindfulness experiences that prioritize self-care in nature.

    When: about 4 times per month.

    Where: Philadelphia and the tristate area.

    Details: Typically 3 mile hikes. Annual membership dues of $350 or pay as you go for certain events.

    Instagram: @hikeandheal
    Website: hikeandhealwellness.org

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    Issa Run Crew

    Same team. Same dream.

    When: Mondays 6p, Thursdays 630p

    Where: Whole Foods by the Art Museum, Temple Sports Complex

    Details: Free to join, typical distance is 5K

    Instagram: @issaruncrew
    Website: issaruncrew.com

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    Liberty Track Club

    We are an elite running club based in Philadelphia, PA, sponsored by FP Movement and fueled by UCAN. Our club members are training to be nationally competitive in their respective events, while also balancing full-time careers or school. We aim to provide a team culture for post-collegiate athletes pursuing USATF Championship and Olympic Trials qualifying times in events ranging from 800m to the marathon.

    When: Sunday, Tuesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Saturday Morning

    Where: Schuylkill River Trail or Wissahickon Valley Park

    Details: Typical distance 6-10 Miles, $50 Annual Fee

    Instagram: @libertytrackclub
    Website: www.libertytrackclub.com

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    MvM Training Club

    Me Vs Me Training Club (MvM) was created by a group of likeminded friends with aspirations of not only bettering their health, but also the health of those around them. Started as a phrase, MvM goal is to break the stigma of the average runner by providing an all inclusive invitation to anyone looking to better themselves. Each member, upon initiation, will be privy to a network of runners, as well as gym enthusiasts, looking to lend a helping hand to whoever is motivated to become 1% better. Free to the public, we hope to inspire the community at large; letting you know that your biggest obstacle is yourself, no matter what.

    When: Sunday, 10am

    Where: Art Museum / Kelly Drive

    Details: Free to join, 3-5 miles easy pace

    Instagram: @Mvm.trainingclub

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    Mural Miles

    Mural Miles is a nonprofit running and art curation group with a mission to inspire human potential through community fitness and art. Their monthly runs combine fitness and art education, as they visit murals and public art around Philadelphia. They also partner with organizations to curate new works of public art in an effort to give back to the creative community.

    When: Once a month, days/time vary, details posted on Instagram

    Where: Varies monthly, details posted on Instagram

    Details: Free to join, typical distance 3-5 Miles

    Instagram: @muralmiles
    Website: www.muralmiles.org

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    Nemesis Fitness

    The Nemesis Fitness team, led by Paul Redford Jr., is a fitness movement that started in the City of Reading. The Nemesis team hosts free community fun run events that attract runners of all ages and walks of life. They also host free weekly run sessions for anyone looking to get active and have fun. Nemesis Fitness is not just about exercise; it's a movement that signifies resilience, determination, empowerment, and achievement with its mantra, ""Could. Would. Should. DID."" This group exemplifies the profound impact fitness can have on a community by spreading positivity and instilling a sense of unity."

    When: Sunday 5pm, Tuesday 6pm, Thursday 6pm, Saturday 6am

    Where: Reading, PA - Lets Taco Bout It Sunday & Tuesday, Flannery Field Thursday, Doubletree Hotel Saturday

    Details: Free to join, typical distance is 3 Miles

    Instagram: @nemesisetc
    Website: www.nemesisfitness.com

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    November Project Philadelphia

    There are no prerequisites for showing up to November Project. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what fitness level you are at, we want you to show up wholly as you are. We are continuously working towards being a more inclusive environment by welcoming all, regardless of their fitness level, age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or political beliefs, and expect all our members to appreciate that diversity.

    When: Wednesday & Friday at 6:25am

    Where: Wednesdays at the Art Museum, Fridays rotating locations around the city

    Details: Free fitness! Our workouts include a mix of body weight and running. You'll get anyway where from 1-2.5 miles in each workout

    Instagram: @novemberprojectphilly
    Website: november-project.com/philadelphia-pa/

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    Original Propaganda Athletic Club

    Original Propaganda Athletic Club was created to cultivate an equally competitive environment for athletes of all skill levels. Here a Couch-To-5Ker gets the same respect as a Boston Qualifier. And an ultra-marathoner is not agitated with someone taking his or her first steps. All facets of sport are encompassed under the overall objective of O.P.A.C. Running is our primary platform. Our mission: Foster an elite, equally competitive environment for our family members, serve as a vehicle for athletes to become and remain involved in an organized team atmosphere, create an energetic culture of activity and identity without limitation of sport, and become a part of Philadelphias cultural fabric with sport, fashion, entertainment, and social activism.

    When: Saturday - 845a meet, 9a movement

    Where: Eakins Oval

    Details: Free to join, typical distances: 1.5 Mile Walk, 5K Run

    Instagram: @originalpropagandaathleticclub
    Website: origprop.org

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    Philly Slow Girl Run Club

    Philly Slow Girl Run Club is an all-inclusive and non-intimidating run club that runs at a more slower and casual pace.

    When: Thursdays @ 6:30pm, Saturday @ 10am. Check their instagram for all run dates/times!

    Where: Philadelphia Art Museum

    Details: Free to join, typical distance is 2 Miles

    Instagram: @phillyslowgirlrunclub

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    Philly Turtle Runners

    Runners based in University City

    When: Saturday 7:30-8:00am

    Where: 3205 Walnut Street

    Details: Free to join, typical distance is 5-8 Miles

    Instagram: @philly_turtlerunners

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    Point Breeze Runners

    Point Breeze's premier running club! We run rain or shine and aim to help anyone and everyone reach their running goals!

    When: Monday 6:30pm, Saturday 8am

    Where: Manton Green (17th and Manton)

    Details: Free to join, Distances: Monday 3 & 5 Miles / Saturday 10+ Miles

    Instagram: @pointbteezerunners
    Website: pointbreezerunners.straw.page

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    Queer Run

    Queer Run started in April 2022 and is dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ runners of all levels and our allies who seek a fun, safe running community. We welcome people from every background and all running paces. Come join us for one of our free weekly group runs and social events!

    When: Monday 7pm, Wednesday 6pm, Thursday 6am

    Where: Monday - Rittenhouse Square Park (March mid-October) and William Way LGBT Community Center in Center City (late-October February), Wednesday - Philadelphia Runner on Main Street in Manayunk, Thursday - Southwest corner of Love Park

    Details: Free to join. All are welcome! Monday & Wednesday 3.1 Miles, Thursday 4 Miles. We offer shorter routes for those who need or prefer them, too.

    Instagram: @queerrun
    Website: www.queerrun.com

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    Run & Chug

    We're a Run Club that likes to have Fun!

    When: Every Wednesday Night at 7pm

    Where: We meet at a different bar every week

    Details: Free to join! Typical distances: 2 & 4.5-Mile options

    Instagram: @runchugphl

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    Students Run Philly Style

    The mission of Students Run Philly Style (SRPS) is to transform students lives through mentorship over miles of long distance running and achievement. SRPS pairs young people, in grades 6-12, with adult, volunteer Mentors to train for a long-distance race. Through running, mentoring and goal setting, SRPS helps young people build confidence, connect with their community and establish long-term healthy habits. SRPS is free including running shoes, race entries and transportation, to and from events, to all enrolled.

    Where: Varies by team location

    When: Varies by team location

    Details: Mentors must complete background checks, orientation & leadership training to join.

    Instagram: @studentsrunphl
    Website: www.studentsrunphilly.org

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    Swagga House Run Club

    Swagga House run Club was founded in July 2020 from the tattoo studio by the same name to honor a close friend / fellow runner who died by suicide. Our purpose is to spread the word on the mental health and therapeutic benefits of Running & being active. We strive to create a culture of encouragement and support. Our purposes create an inclusive platform within our community that will help to empower and motivate all.

    When: One monthly Sunday morning event @ 8am

    Where: Various locations

    Details: Absolutely no cost, Only requirement is your energy. Typical distance: 5K & 5 Miles

    Instagram: @swaggahouse_run_club
    Website: swaggahouserunclub.com

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    T3 Philly Multisport

    T3 Philly is a multisport club that has a diverse membership, ranging from beginning athletes to top age groupers, and includes triathletes, duathletes, and other endurance athletes who just want to work out and compete as a team. We strive to provide guidance to newer athletes to the sport and pride ourselves on our open and welcoming nature. Our members compete in local, regional and national races of all distances, from Ironman to the shortest of sprints.

    T3s mission is to support, encourage, and empower all members, as well as the multisport community at large, through training, racing, education, and community outreach. We aspire to promote the following ideals:
    - Have fun
    - Maintain, improve and expand training and social opportunities for all levels
    - Empower members
    - Promote diversity and community outreach

    When: Tuesdays, 6pm - Track Tuesday. We also meet to ride on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6am, and often have weekend long rides and runs

    Where: For Track Tuesday, we alternate weekly between Penn Park and Temple Track. Our Tuesday/Thursday morning bike rides meet at the Trellis (Schuylkill Banks Pergola)

    Details: You are welcome to come and try a workout free of charge. If you choose to join T3, yearly membership is $60, inclusive of swag items, socials, training events, etc.! Typical distances: 2-7 miles. For Track Tuesday, we offer a shorter and a longer workout, and members are welcome to choose what suits their training best!

    Instagram: @t3philly
    Website: t3philly.org

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    Team DetermiNation - American Cancer Society

    When you join DetermiNation, you become part of something bigger. Your efforts support the largest private source of cancer research funding in the world as well as a 24-7 cancer helpline, free rides to treatment, and overnight stays for cancer patients and their caregivers, among other initiatives to help end cancer as we know it for everyone. Team DetermiNation provides coaching, exclusive race weekend events, and VIP amenities on race day, all while making your miles more meaningful.

    When: Monthly

    Where: Yards Brewing Company

    Details: Free to join unless you are fundraising for a race bib! Typical distance: 3 Miles

    Instagram: @determinationphilly
    Website: www.acsdetermination.org

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    The Dry Run & Sober Social

    Philly's first and only run club that intentionally takes drinking out of the equation - without sacrificing the fun!

    When: First Saturday of the month

    Where: Varies

    Details: Free to join, typical distance is 3 miles.

    Instagram: @thedryrunphl

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    The Way She Runs

    Monthly meet-ups to support your spiritual well-being. Together, we Run, Meditate, & Caffeinate!

    When: Twice a month, Friday's @ 7AM

    Where: Center of Rittenhouse Square

    Details: Free to join, typical distance: 3 miles

    Instagram: @theway_sheruns

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    VCPM, Inc.'s Game Changers

    The Game Changers program provides resources and funds so more Women of Color can become Certified Run Coaches thus redefining who is seen as the experts & leaders in the run industry.

    When: Applications open every August/September.

    Where: We are a nationwide program.

    Details: The program is 9 months which includes certification funding, business strategy and mentorship from fellow Women of Color certified run coaches.

    Instagram: @vcpmitchell
    Website: vcpm.com/game-changers

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    Why We Run Crew

    "A run club for introverts". Female-led run crew based in Philadelphia. Always offering a 3-mile run and 1 mile walk option.

    When: Thursday 6:30pm

    Where: Love Park (next to the Love Statue)

    Details: Free to join, typical distances: 3 Mile run & 1 Mile walk

    Instagram: @whyweruncrew

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    West Philly Runners

    Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, we meet at Clark Park for a group run. We run a new set of 2, 4 and 6 mile routes each week. All three distances start together and end at the same place. Come out for a run with us, no matter your experience level. We welcome all runners; our runners typically run 10 minutes/mile or faster. We are inspired in large part by our friends the Fishtown Beer Runners and the South Philly Striders.

    When: Wednesdays, 6:30pm

    Where: Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia PA

    Distance: Free to join! Typical distances are 2, 4, and 6 miles

    Instagram: @westphillyrunners
    Website: www.westphillyrunners.com

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    Wynnefield Track Club

    Wynnefield Track Club (WTC) is a Philadelphia area collective of training partners. Our mission is to promote health & wellness in our community. We welcome all levels of walkers & runners, no matter your experience, ability or pace. #bettertogether

    When & Where: Monday to Friday 5:30am meet at Lloyd Hall parking lot. Saturday 6:00am (Lloyd Hall or Wissahickon Trail - check IG for location) Sunday 7:00am meet at Lloyd Hall parking lot.

    Details: Free to join, just show up and don't forget to be awesome! Typical distance: 2+ miles

    Instagram: @wynnefieldtrackclub
    Website: wynnefieldtrackclub.com

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    Young & Active Philly

    We are a platform for 20- or 30-year-olds in Philly to form a community by staying active together. No matter how you stay active - be it running, yoga, tennis, volleyball, pickleball, or soccer - we design our events so you could become a part of a deeper community in the city you love while do the things you love.

    When: Runs are Sunday mornings (10 am), but there are evening runs too. Sports vary by the week - please check Instagram. Book club meets once a month (usually last Tuesday or Thursday)

    Where: Most runs start from the Art Museum Steps. Refer to Instagram for specific non-running events.

    Details: Free to join, just takes a positive attitude - which is FREE :)

    Instagram: @yap.philly

     
     
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