7 San Antonio Running Clubs To Know

July 08, 2018

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7 San Antonio Running Clubs To Know

San Antonio is one of the top 10 U.S. cities by population and thus has a growing list of local running groups that service locals and tourists alike.  We receive quite a few calls per week asking for our recommendations on the best places and groups to run with.  Below is a list of local running clubs and typical run locations to help you find the best one for you.

Many of these run groups not only offer free social run but also offer training programs for local 5k, 10k, half marathons and marathons.

 

Alamo 180

Alamo 180 offers a seasonal run group that trains for the San Antonio  Rock'n'Roll 10k and 13.1. Included in the membership is the opportunity to add strength training (a great compliment to running). Run meet-ups are:

  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Edison Track
  • Saturdays at 7am at alternating locations.

 

Downtown Run Group

DRG meets on Saturday at 6 am or 7 am and Tuesday at 6 pm at the Pearl Brewery Amphitheater near the Hotel Emma.
DRG's mission statement is to provide structure and community for people of all ages and experience levels to prepare for specific running/walking events or to achieve the goal of living a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  Individuals who join can expect to be inspired, encouraged, and supported as they participate in DRG’s FREE weekly activities. If you are interested in running with a group at the Pearl Brewery this is a great choice.

Run Locations: Central / Pearl Brewery / Downtown San Antonio

Fleet Feet Running Club:

Saturday supported long runs (most weekends, while their training programs are in session). Run Crew every other Tuesday from The Block SA.  Fleet Feet also offer various training programs and group training.

Membership Cost: $60 for 1 year.

Run Locations: Central / Alamo Heights / the Block SA / the Rim

 

Life Time Run:

Visit Life Time Run's website for details concerning their Social Runs, training programs and training groups.  Life Time Fitness non-members are welcome to try out a single run. To participate in social runs on an ongoing basis, you can choose between a full Life Time Membership or a non-access Run/Ride membership. Non-members are able to participate in group Run Training programs at an additional fee to participate. Click here to join Life Time Run.

Train hard. Make friends. Whatever your goals, we have it all at Life Time Run. From customized performance training to fun social runs, you’ll meet training partners, form friendships and crush your personal goals. Find a Life Time Run program near you and sign up today.

Run Locations: North with a destination run from time to time.

 

Runbar:

Runbar hosts two public run group meetups every week. One on Tuesday and one on Friday. Both meetups start at 1613 N Alamo St at 6:30pm. Come a little early to socialize before the run. Runbar usually has drinks and snacks and sometimes more.

San Antonio Road Runners (SARR):

SARR looks to be the largest group of runners and actively host monthly runs, and put on various running events throughout the year.  Their Monthly Fun Runs are generally held the 1st Saturday of the month at McAllister Park Pavilion #1 (Al Becken Pavilion). SARR's free meetups can be found by clicking here.

From SARR:  The San Antonio Road Runners strive to promote running and health by providing a combination of training, free meet-ups, fun runs, races, and community outreach. With over 1200 members, we are still growing and we're excited to help you get in shape along with us!  

     We currently offer several training programs including Walk to Run 5K Pick Up the Pace to build speed for those who can run a 5K, Fall and Winter 10K/Half/Full Marathon training.  In addition, we have a Kids Run SARR training program and an Off-Road / Trail Running training program.  Something for everyone!
    Since 1973 SARR has served the running, jogging, and walking community of South Texas. We extend an invitation for you to join and as a club member, you receive many benefits. Now is a great time to join our club and make it your club.  Visit us on Facebook!

Run Locations: all over San Antonio check Facebook for more details.

 

SARC Run Crew:

At the San Antonio Running Company, we host various road and trail runs throughout the week that are open to the public.  All level of runners, walkers, joggers, and dogs are welcome to attend.  Most of the running routes start at the shop on Broadway and Sunset in Alamo Heights and run through scenic Alamo Heights.  We do also host various destination runs with routes in downtown and along the Riverwalk.

If you are interested in a training program make sure to let us know. We have training groups for various races along with the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon training program.

  • Thursday Group Social Run is open to the public and starts from our shop at 6:30 pm.
  • Sunday Long Run:  7 am welcome to all level of runners and we provide support for long runs from 2-20 miles in Alamo Heights.
  • Sunday bRUNch: 8:30 am Every last Sunday of the month we have a brunch catered by Revolucion Coffee + Juice to enjoy post run.
Run Locations: Central / Alamo Heights / Pearl Brewery / Downtown

SARC Run Crew warming up for a group social run.

 

 

 

If we need to add additional running groups or edit events please comment below.

Tell us what your favorite running groups are in San Antonio!

 


3 Responses

Siena Lindemann
Siena Lindemann

September 01, 2018

I totally concur with recommending IAAP. It has the best, most supportive leaders in Minnie and Jose. A big problem with some running groups is that they are cliquish or focused on supporting just the strongest runners. I have run with IAAP for more than four years, and they encourage beginners, but also really push those who want to improve their times. Join us on Mondays, Wednesday at 7 PM at Brackenridge HS. track – totally worth the drive downtown. Sunday long runs have great support – but vary in location. Check out IAAP on their website, iaapweb.com

Audrey Vasquez
Audrey Vasquez

July 26, 2018

IAAP is hands down the best running group! Coach Jose, a former marathon record holder, is so knowledgeable about running and every practice he glady passes on his wisdom. This group is full of genuine people who care about your personal goals and encourages you to reach them. I am very proud to run with this group, I mean family!!

Alfredo Canedo Jr
Alfredo Canedo Jr

July 10, 2018

You need to add Iaap training team to your list. This one is always pushed to the back and you know it has always done great things for the running community

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