Why join a running club? Regular group runs to keep you motivated, discounts to local sporting goods stores and races, making and learning from new running friends… these are just a few reasons.
Whatever you’re looking for in a running group, you’ll likely find it in one of the many clubs that call Rhode Island home:
Narragansett Running Association – Based in Narragansett, the Narragansett Running Association (NRA) is a running club whose purpose is to support the running community and charitable causes by organizing, volunteering and participating in running related and social events in the South County Area.
Newport Run and Chug Club – A group from this running club meets every Thursday night at Fastnet Pub in Newport for a 5K run and then unwinds and socializes back at the pub. This is a non-competitive group that runs for fun.
Providence Cobras – The Providence Cobras are a team of post-collegiate runners in the Providence area whose name is from an inner-city youth through-young-adult track program that started in 1978. The program offers opportunities for athletes to compete in a team environment after college.
Rhode Island Road Runners – The mission of Rhode Island Road Runners (RIRR) is to provide and promote camaraderie among men and women of all ages with a common interest in running or walking, either competitively or recreationally.
Ronald McDonald House of Providence Running Club – This running club is designed to provide members with coaching, group practices, valuable training information and social events, while also publicizing and promoting the mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence.
Tuesday Night Turtles – Founded in 1980 out of informal Tuesday evening fun runs, Tuesday Night Turtles (TNT) has grown to include dozens of runners at all different skill levels. TNT members are, individually and collectively, interested in running, specifically road running, and associated activities which include casual socials after certain events.
Wampanoag Road Runners – The Wampanoag Road Runners running club is open to all levels of runners. The club is dedicated to creating a supportive community of runners by organizing group runs, planning races, training together, volunteering and having fun.
Westerly Track & Athletic Club – The Westerly Track & Athletic Club (WTAC) was established in 1975 and is a non-profit organization that supports recreational and competitive running. Proceeds from WTAC events allow the club to continue to support local youth running programs.