The LA Running Club was started back in 2002 when a group of pace leaders from the LA Road Runners (the official training group for the LA Marathon), were looking for a way to keep running in the "off season," meaning those 6 months immediately following the LA Marathon.  

Since then, every season immediately following the completion of the LA Marathon and until the start of training for the LA Marathon by the LA Road Runners, which usually begins in late September, you'll find the LA Running Club at the totem pole with tent support, snacks, friendly faces, helpful, encouraging runners, and opportunities to reach out to the community and build a network of friendships.

The LA Running Club has also grown to include a year-round track workout on Wednesday nights at Santa Monica high school, and informal running on Sunday mornings.

We keep the running community informed through our website, email blasts, social media pages and announcements at the totem pole.  We regularly bring in helpful guests within the health and fitness industry to offer our members information, training, discounts on races or merchandise, and drawings for free stuff! 

Although the Saturday meetings usually end when the LA Road Runners begin, you will find us again at the TP around Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the LA Road Runners are closed for the holidays.

We encourage all our members to continue running on Saturdays, whether you choose to run with the LA Road Runners, the LA LEGGERS, or another running group of your choosing. Keep your training up, and we look forward to seeing you again at the TP and on Wednesday track nights!


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