Houston Area Running Clubs affiliated with HARRA

There are 43 running clubs in the Houston area that are affiliated with HARRA. Whether you run for fun, fitness, competition, or social; there is a club for you. Check 'em out!

You can view a list of group runs put on by many of these clubs by going to the Houston area group runs page.

AL LAWRENCE RUNNING CLUB (ALRC)
ALRC.gifP.O. Box 41749, Houston, TX 77241

Email: Drew Prisner

Philosophy

To promote running at all levels. We have monthly social meetings, fun runs, trail runs, parties.

Club Runs

Many members have track workouts at Memorial Park track on Monday and Wednesday evenings; Long runs on Saturday mornings from Memorial Park.

Race Management

Bayou Bash Relay, Bellaire Trolley Run 5K

Bay Area Fit

Email: Charlotte Bailey

Approximate Membership

350

Primary Location

Clear Lake area and surrounding cities

Philosophy

We are a group of training partners and friends preparing together for a full or half marathon. We start wherever you are. Couch potato? Seasoned marathoner? No matter what your conditioning or pace, there will be others to train with. Over the course of six short months, our coaches will help you achieve your personal best in a non-intimidating, fun, and safe environment.

Are you ready to make a change in your life!

As a member of Bay Area FIT, you’ll receive:

  • ability-based Saturday morning group runs;
  • daily training schedules to keep you progressing during the week;
  • encouragement and expertise from trained coaches;
  • informational seminars on running-related topics;
  • camaraderie and social events;
  • a BAY AREA FIT technical T-shirt.

 

Club Runs

Weekly organized training and long group runs on Saturdays. Weekday runs on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (morning and/or evenings). These include: hills, intervals, fartlek, and tempo.

Social Activities

Our members are fitter, happier, and mentally stronger than they’ve ever been before. Through this training, people change their lives forever.

BAY AREA RUNNING CLUB (BARC)
BARC.jpg2427 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 480-5388

Email: Lisa Fletcher, President
ebarcruns@gmail.com

Approximate Membership

200

Primary Location

Greater Clear Lake/Pasadena

Philosophy

Running is for the masses, not just the fast.

Club Runs

Tuesday Night:  Speed Workout at Clear Creek HS Track; Thursday Night: Kemah Bridge Repeats; Sunday Mornings: Long Run at Seabrook Trails.

Race Management

USA 10 Miler, staffs many Clear Lake road races, hosts annual Lunar Rendezvous Run at JSC in July, Toughest 10k in Houston at Kemah Bridge and Outrigger's 5k on the Bay in Seabrook.

BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS (BCRR)
bcrrseal_logo.pngP.O. Box 925534, Houston, TX 77292

Email: Rosie Schmandt

Approximate Membership

300

Primary Location

Greater Houston

Philosophy

To promote fitness for runners of all abilities, from beginners to experienced marathoners while at the same time providing a stimulating social life...ski trips, out of town race trips, international marathon trips, parties, happy hours, etc.

Club Runs

Runs from Memorial Park every weekend. Fun runs every Wednesday evening at Rice University.

Race Management

http://alex5k.com/Alex's 5K

Brian O'Neil's Running Club
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Email: Dave Lee

Approximate Membership

8,000 +

Primary Location

Rice Village, Houston

Philosophy

We are an affiliate of FFPRunningClubs.org and we are a free "social" running club that encourages people of all fitness levels to make running a fun part of their daily lives while raising money for local charities that are meaningful to us. Our motto is “Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy”.

Club Runs

We run every Tuesday night (rain or shine). Members can check in anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Each run begins at Brian O'Neill's Irish Pub in Rice Village, then goes around the 5k loop around Rice University and finishes back at the pub for free post-run snacks and great drink specials. Members receive many incentive prizes based on how many runs they complete all the way up to 100 runs.

Race Management

Shamrock Shuffle 5k Fun Run, Green Dress Pub Run, Hot Undies Run

Champions Fit

Email: Alma Rodriguez

Approximate Membership

120

Primary Location

D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA, 19915 SH-249, Houston, TX

Philosophy

We are a group of training partners and friends preparing together for a full or half marathon.  We start wherever you are. Couch potato? Seasoned marathoner? Great. No matter what your conditioning or pace, there will be others to train with. Over the course of six short months, our coaches will help you achieve your personal best in a non-intimidating, fun, and safe environment.

Club Runs

Weekly, organized, long runs on Saturdays.

Social Activities

As a member of Champions Fit, you’ll receive:

  • ability-based Saturday morning group runs;
  • daily training schedules to keep you progressing during the week;
  • encouragement and expertise from trained coaches;
  • informational seminars on running-related topics;
  • camaraderie and social events;
  • a Champions FIT technical T-shirt.

Our members are fitter, happier, and mentally stronger than they've ever been before. Through this training, people change their lives forever.

CityCentre Running Club
CCRUNGold.jpg
Email: Dave Lee; Graham Schooley

Approximate Membership

500 +

Primary Location

CityCentre, Houston

Philosophy

We are an affiliate of FFPRunningClubs.org and we are a free "social" running club that encourages people of all fitness levels to make running a fun part of their daily lives while raising money for local charities that are meaningful to us. Our motto is “Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy”.

Club Runs

We run every Monday night (rain or shine). Members can check in anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Each run begins at the open courtyard in CityCentre, follows a 5k loop through the Town & Country neighborhood and finishes back at the pub for free post-run snacks and great drink specials at Ruggles Green. Members receive many incentive prizes based on how many runs they complete.

Race Management

Green 6.2

College Station Running Club
csrc.jpg614 Holleman Drive E #149, College Station, TX 77840

Email: Cliff Latham; michael.geffert@greystone.bz

Approximate Membership

75

Primary Location

College Station

Philosophy

Training beginning and advanced runners for 5K, 10K, half and full marathons

Club Runs

Saturday 6 am, Tuesday/Thursday 5 am or 5:45 pm (summer 7:30 pm)

Race Management

Sponors BCS Marathon and other local road races and events

Cypress Fit
Cypress-Fit.jpg
Email: Jaye Cramer

Approximate Membership

300

Primary Location

Northwest Houston – Fry Rd. and Hwy 290

Philosophy

USAFIT Cypress is a small group running the sidewalks and trails in the beautiful Bridgeland neighborhood. We capitalize on our national organization's proven training program designed for runners of every fitness level. Our club is friendly and supportive. We offer non-intimidating, structured training programs for beginner runners and advanced training for the experienced runner.

Running with us will change your life.

Club Runs

Weekly organized long runs on Saturdays. Weekday runs on Tuesday and Thursday (evenings). These include: hills, intervals, fartlek, and tempo.

Social Activities

As a member of CYPRESS FIT, you’ll receive:

  • ability-based Saturday morning group runs;
  • daily training schedules to keep you progressing during the week;
  • encouragement and expertise from trained coaches;
  • informational seminars on running-related topics;
  • camaraderie and monthly social events;
  • a Houston FIT technical T-shirt.
  • Our members are fitter, happier, and mentally stronger than they’ve ever been before. Through this training, people change their lives forever.

     

     

    Cypress Running Club (CRC)
    CypressRunningClublogo.JPGPO Box 1574, Cypress, TX 77410

    Email: info@CypressRunningClub.com

    Approximate Membership

    350

    Primary Location

    Cypress

    Philosophy

    Cypress Running Club promotes running, wellness, fitness and community for runners of all abilities and from all neighborhoods. Training plans offered from 5k to marathons.

    Club Runs

    Saturday morning distance runs, starting from Coles Crossing. Monday night & Tuesday morning Speedwork at CyFair HS track. Thursday morning tempo runs in Coles Crossing. Come run with us!

    FINISH LINE SPORTS RUNNING CLUB (FLS)
    FLS.jpg13895 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
    (281) 242-7700

    Email: Andy Stewart

    Approximate Membership

    200

    Primary Location

    Sugar Land and Fort Bend County

    Philosophy

    To promote the sport and maintain fitness. Dozens of members are triathletes, including several Ironman finishers. Club since 1985.

    Club Runs

    Track workouts for an additional fee at Clements track, Hwy 6 South at Voss on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

    Race Management

    Lakes of Williams Ranch 30K Run

    FIRST COLONY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
    FiredUp.jpg4350 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479
    (281) 634-9555

    Email: Bill Grantham

    Primary Location

    Fort Bend County

    Philosophy

    To promote running at all levels through providing race management for two annual 5k races

    Race Management

    Freedom 5K

    Fort Bend Fit

    Email: Terrie Gorney

    Approximate Membership

    650

    Primary Location

    Hwy 6 and Dulles, Missouri City, 77459

    Philosophy

    Train for a half or full marathon and change your life.  14 years training people for winter marathons/half marathons.  USA Fit Marathon meets the needs of everyone with an 8 hour time limit.

    Club Runs

    We run as a group every Saturday.

    GALLOWAY HOUSTON (GALL)
    GLWY.jpg832-495-7402

    Email: Lisa Earehart

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston

    Philosophy

    The goal is to get the runner to both the start and finish lines injury-free by incorporating regular walk breaks during training runs and the marathon or half-marathon itself.

    Club Runs

    Saturday morning runs from Memorial Park and other Galleria area locations. All paces accommodated.

    Galveston Fit

    Email: Kim Bachmeier

    Goose's Acre Running Club
    GA_Running_Club_HorzLogo.jpg
    Email: Kelcee Keenan

    Approximate Membership

    2,000+

    Primary Location

    The Woodlands, TX

    Philosophy

    We are an affiliate of FFPRunningClubs.org and we are a free "social" running club that encourages people of all fitness levels to make running a fun part of their daily lives while raising money for local charities that are meaningful to us. Our motto is “Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy”.

    Club Runs

    We run every Monday night (rain or shine). Members can check in anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Each run begins at Goose’s Acre Irish Pub in The Woodlands, TX, follows a 5k loop along the waterway and finishes back at the pub for free post-run snacks and great drink specials at the pub. Members receive many incentive prizes based on how many runs they complete.

    Race Management

    Green Clover 5k Fun Run

    GULF COAST RUNNING CLUB (GCRC)
    GCRC.gif207 Sunset Ridge Dr, League City, TX 77573
    (281) 384-0611

    Email: Chuck Bach

    Approximate Membership

    200

    Primary Location

    Greater Clear Lake/League City

    Philosophy

    To promote good health through running and walking. Various programs from 5K to marathon. All levels welcome. Motto: Getting you to your next finish line.

    Club Runs

    Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. from Clear Creek High School Ninth Grade Center.

    H-TOWN Runners
    eagle.jpg2923 Walnut Springs Dr., Katy,Texas 77449
    281-578-6140

    Email: Victor Aguirre

    Approximate Membership

    50 and growing

    Primary Location

    Houston Areas

    Philosophy

    To promote running from starting beginners to advanced elite runners. Club was founded on April 2012.

    Club Runs

    Memorial,Terry Hershey & George Bush Parks. Our long runs are on Sundays at 7am at the mentioned different parks.

    Houston Fit
    1512 Nantucket, Houston, TX

    Email: Bubba Thames; Sonia Stabinski; felix@houstonfit.com

    Approximate Membership

    1300

    Primary Location

    Memorial Park or Luke’s Locker (West Gray)

    Philosophy

    We are a group of training partners and friends preparing together for a full or half marathon.  We start wherever you are. Couch potato? Seasoned marathoner? Great. No matter what your conditioning or pace, there will be others to train with. Over the course of six short months, our coaches will help you achieve your personal best in a non-intimidating, fun, and safe environment.

    Club Runs

    Weekly organized long runs on Saturdays.  Weekday runs on Tuesday and Thursday (morning and/or evenings).  These include: hills, intervals, fartlek, and tempo.

    Social Activities

    As a member of Houston FIT, you’ll receive:
    • ability-based Saturday morning group runs;
    • daily training schedules to keep you progressing during the week;
    • encouragement and expertise from trained coaches;
    • informational seminars on running-related topics;
    • camaraderie and social events;
    • a Houston FIT technical T-shirt.

    Our members are fitter, happier, and mentally stronger than they’ve ever been before. Through this training, people change their lives forever.

    HOUSTON HARRIERS (HH)
    HH.jpgP.O. Box 3323, Houston, TX 77253

    Email: Dave Wittman

    Approximate Membership

    100

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston (many members live near Memorial Park).

    Philosophy

    Established in 1975 by collegiate track runners to put together team(s) for local and national competition in track, road races, and cross country.

    Club Runs

    Loosely organized, often running from the Tennis Center at Memorial Park. otherwise, track workouts twice a week or hill training along Buffalo Bayou/Allen Parkway.

    Race Management

    Buffalo Wallow XC 6K

    HOUSTON MASTER SPORTS ASSOCIATION (HMSA)
    HMSA.gifP.O. Box 667190, Houston, TX 77266-7190
    (713) 523-5679

    Email: Tom McBrayer

    Approximate Membership

    100

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston

    Philosophy

    We stress participation over competition, and welcome all ages and levels of running.

    Club Runs

    Training runs Saturday at 6:00 a.m. from Memorial Park Tennis Center.

    Race Management

    Houston Marathon Warmup Series HMSA Classical 25K and Relay

    HOUSTON STRIDERS (HS)
    strider.jpgP.O. Box 572426, Houston, TX 77257-2426

    Email: info@HoustonStriders.org

    Approximate Membership

    400+

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston

    Philosophy

    The Houston Striders are a city-wide running club with a primary objective of promoting running for fun and fitness. Our members range from walkers/joggers to Boston-qualified marathoners and ultrarunners. While we are very serious about running and fitness, we are a low-key club in that we always emphasize fun, service, participation, and fellowship over competition.

    Club Runs

    Organized club runs in both the Memorial Park and Terry Hershey Park (Westside) areas on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open training run/trail run on Wednesdays at Memorial Park.

    Social Activities

    Christmas banquet, monthly pub crawls.

    Race Management

    Houston Marathon Warmup Series - Houston Half Marathon and Relay.

    Ice House Runners

    Email: Chris Lalos

    IN FLIGHT RUNNING (IFR)
    IFRC.jpg1302 Waugh Drive PMB 267, Houston, TX 77019-3908
    (713) 523-2577

    Email: info@inflightrunning.com

    Approximate Membership

    250+ and growing

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston area

    Philosophy

    Our mission is to "Take your running to new heights" TM.  In Flight offers a non intimidating environment for beginners yet challenging for experienced runners. Training programs available from the 5K to Marathon distance with on-line training schedules provided. We take a holistic approach to running by including advice on strength training, cross training, flexibility, injury prevention and nutrition. Why Runners Enjoy Our Group: In Flight offers professionally coached training programs with the warm camaraderie of a running club. Friendly coaches & staff, full fluid support, over 230 Houston area running routes and fun trail running road trips are just a few reasons runners love to train with us.

    Club Runs

    Most group runs originate from Memorial Park, Fleet Feet stores (Rice & Woodway) and Buffalo Bayou trails. Our 9 month marathon/half marathon training season starts in May and ends the following February. Marathon/Half program meet times are 6:00am for Saturday long runs and 5:30am and 6:00pm for Monday/Wednesday speed and hill interval workouts. No Boundaries 5K/10K program runs from Fleet Feet Rice at 6:00pm on Thursdays. See our FAQ Page for more info.

    Race Management

    In Flight sponsors and volunteers at various Greater Houston area races.

    Jackie's Brickhouse Running Club
    JBRC_Logo.jpg
    Email: Dave Lee; Marlena Estrada

    Approximate Membership

    300+

    Primary Location

    Kemah, TX

    Philosophy

    We are an affiliate of FFPRunningClubs.org and we are a free "social" running club that encourages people of all fitness levels to make running a fun part of their daily lives while raising money for local charities that are meaningful to us. Our motto is “Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy”.

    Club Runs

    We run every Wednesday night (rain or shine). Members can check in anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Each run begins at Jackie’s Brickhouse Pub in Kemah, TX, follows a 5k out and back loop and finishes back at the pub for free post-run snacks and great drink specials at the pub. Members receive many incentive prizes based on how many runs they complete.

    Jockstrap Catapult and Sports Bra Slingshot

    Email: Christopher Robbins

    Katy Fit
    KatyFit2010.JPG1432 FM-1463, Katy, TX 77494

    Email: Scott Balin; info@katyfit.com

    Approximate Membership

    750

    Primary Location

    Katy and West Houston (Terry Hershey Park)

    Philosophy

    We Love Running!...(and walking too!)  We are a diverse bunch of people who vary from your "ex"-couch potato to Boston Qualifiers.  We train for 5K's and all the way up to Marathon distances.  We are a proud member of USA Fit and have over 24 years of training experience.  We are also the preferred training group for all of the Rock and Roll Marathons.  We have over 80 coaches and assistant coaches, so there is always someone around to help motivate you.

    Club Runs

    Saturday morning distance runs, starting from Terry Hershey Park Gazebo. During the week, we meet for Speedwork, Tempo Runs, Hills, and small group workouts all around Katy...We hope to see you there!

    Kingwood Fit

    Email: Elaine Smith

    Approximate Membership

    250

    Primary Location

    Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, TX

    Philosophy

    Absolutely everyone is welcome.  We welcome runners and walkers.  We welcome people who want to begin a running program along with people who are training for their 100th marathon.  We welcome back of the pack and front of the pack and middle of the pack runners.  We welcome full marathoners and half marathoners.  We welcome runners and walkers who want to finish their first marathon/half marathon and runners who want to PR.  Everyone is welcome.

    Club Runs

    Club runs are Saturday morning followed by a seminar on a running related topic.  Members get great coaching and a weekly schedule.

    Kung Fu Running Club
    KungFu_HorzLogo_RV1.jpg
    Email: Dave Lee; Julia Giordano

    Approximate Membership

    1,000+

    Primary Location

    The Heights, Houston

    Philosophy

    We are an affiliate of FFPRunningClubs.org and we are a free "social" running club that encourages people of all fitness levels to make running a fun part of their daily lives while raising money for local charities that are meaningful to us. Our motto is “Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy”.

    Club Runs

    We run every Wednesday night (rain or shine). Members can check in anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Each run begins at Kung Fu Saloon on Washington St., follows a 5k loop to Memorial Park and finishes back at the pub for free post-run snacks and great drink specials at the pub. Members receive many incentive prizes based on how many runs they complete.

    Race Management

    Cupid’s Crawl, Hot Mistletoe, Monster Dash

    Montgomery Fit

    Email: Michelle Lafferty

    ODM Steppers
    steppers.jpg5803 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011
    832-655-8053

    Email: Steve Halterman

    Philosophy

    ODM Steppers Preamble: ODM Steppers is a group of sober men and women who show their desire to change by the willingness to grow spiritually and physically. The only requirement for membership is a desire to improve our health while representing the recovery community, so we may grow together as a team. We have but one ultimate authority, a loving God, as He expresses Himself in our daily lives. We are men and women on a mission!

    PEARLAND AREA RUNNERS CLUB (PARC)
    PARC.jpgP.O. Box 841381, Pearland, TX 77584
    281-433-1125

    Email: pearlandarearunnersclub@yahoo.com

    Approximate Membership

    50

    Primary Location

    Pearland (South of Houston)

    Philosophy

    To promote running and walking for fitness and fun. Our members range from recreational exercisers to competitive athletes and we welcome all fitness levels. Our club offers training support and nutrition education to help our members achieve their goals, whether it is to run their first 5K or qualify for Boston.

    Club Runs

    Weekly Saturday morning runs/walks with suggested routes (short and longer routes available each week), weekday club runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 am and 7 pm, social events, and quarterly meetings.

    PTI AMERICA
    PTI.jpg4444 Cullen #1301, Houston, TX 77004
    (713) 748-8686

    Email: pti@houston.rr.com

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston

    RUNNERS HIGH CLUB (RH)
    RH.jpg6304 Haskell B, Houston, TX 77007
    832-317-7517

    Email: train@runnershighclub.com

    Seven Hills Running Club (SHRC)
    shrc.jpgP.O. Box 6804, Huntsville, Texas 77342-6804
    936-439-5899

    Email: Darren Grant

    Approximate Membership

    250

    Primary Location

    Huntsville, Texas

    Philosophy

    To promote running as a means of achieving and maintaining physical fitness in Huntsville and its surrounding communities. We welcome everyone from the beginner to the seasoned Marathoner.

    Club Runs

    Are held one a month per the schedule listed on our web site there is an event for everyone.

    TERLINGUA TRACK CLUB (TTC)
    TTC.jpg207 Broad Oaks Circle, Houston, TX 77056
    (713) 621-3547

    Email: Alex Galbraith

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston

    Philosophy

    Emphasis on running and racing rather than official meetings or parties.

    Race Management

    LP Run

    Texas Running Club (TRC)
    15890 SW Frwy Suite # 600, Sugar Land, Texas 77478
    281-240-2215

    Email: Tammy Beeson

    Approximate Membership

    60+

    Primary Location

    Sugar Land

    Philosophy

    Our philosophy is to build team camaraderie and develop new relationships while working to achieve the performance levels necessary to meet goals and cross the finish line with a smile.

    Club Runs

    Club Runs:Meet every Thursday (rain or shine) at Texas Running Company at 6:30 PM to run or walk either of our two loops (1.8 mile short loop or 4.7 mile long loop). Water and a sports drink will be placed out on the course at the start and midway points. The camaraderie continues at a post run happy hour and dinner at one of Sugar Land’s local eateries. Additional track workouts and hill workouts (parking garage) will be held on Tuesday evenings. Programs for new runners as well as full/half marathon training are also available for a fee.

    THE KENYAN WAY (KW)
    kenyanway.jpg4303 Floyd, Houston, TX 77007
    (713) 864-8872

    Email: kenyanway@prodigy.net

    Primary Location

    Monday 6.am and 6pm - Hill workouts on Bayou Wednesday 5.30am and 5.30pm - Speed workouts & Tempo runs Saturday 6am - supported

    THE WOODLANDS RUNNING CLUB (TWRC)
    TWRC.jpgP.O. Box 132163, The Woodlands, TX 77393-2163

    Email: President@TheWoodlandsRunningClub.org

    Approximate Membership

    375

    Primary Location

    The Woodlands

    Philosophy

    TWRC promotes the running community in many ways, including hosting club runs on Saturday and Sunday, races, social events, engaging in community and charitable activities and encouraging younger runners through our scholarship fund. Come run with us!

    Club Runs

    Sunday morning long runs and Wednesday evening track workoutsstarting at The Woodlands High School

    TORNADOS RUNNING CLUB (TOR)
    TOR.gifPO Box 701144, Houston, TX 77270
    832-541-6759

    Email: Jennifer Brown
    Leno Rios; Manny Valle

    Approximate Membership

    100

    Primary Location

    Greater Houston

    Philosophy

    To enjoy running for its fitness and social opportunities.

    Club Runs

    Long group training runs on Sundays starting at Memorial Park @ 6:30am; Tuesday/Thursday speed and tempo workouts at Memorial Park @ 6pm.

    Race Management

    HARRA Cross Country Relay, Annual Cinco de Mayo 5K

    USA FIT (USAF)
    USAF.gif1512A Nantucket Dr, Houston, TX 77057
    713-869-8808

    Email: info@usafit.com

    Approximate Membership

    5000+

    Primary Location

    9 Houston area running and walking training programs

    Philosophy

    To promote fitness in a fun environment through a comprehensive training program. All ability levels welcome

    West End Running Club
    WESTEND_RunningClubLogo_color.jpg
    Email: Dave Lee; Shelia Townsend

    Approximate Membership

    500+

    Primary Location

    Galleria, Houston

    Philosophy

    We are an affiliate of FFPRunningClubs.org and we are a free "social" running club that encourages people of all fitness levels to make running a fun part of their daily lives while raising money for local charities that are meaningful to us. Our motto is “Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy”.

    Club Runs

    We run every Tuesday night (rain or shine). Members can check in anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Each run begins at West End Public House in the Galleria, follows a 5k out and back loop and finishes back at the pub for free post-run snacks and great drink specials at the pub. Members receive many incentive prizes based on how many runs they complete.

    Woodlands Fit

    Email: info@woodlandsfit.com; Rachael Peters

    Approximate Membership

    350+

    Primary Location

    The Woodlands

    Philosophy

    When someone completes their first marathon or half marathon, the experience is so powerful that they carry it with them for the rest of their lives. The physical and psychological benefits gained from this intensive training are truly remarkable. Here at USA FIT, our goal is to safely bring these benefits to as many people as possible, including couch potatoes, Boston-qualifying athletes, and everybody in between.

    USA FIT started in 1989 in Houston, TX. Beginners, walkers and even non-runners have been with us from the early days, and since that time, USA FIT has enjoyed solid growth with programs in over 50 cities across the nation and in Europe. Our training has expanded from marathon-only distances to a variety of programs including Triathlon, half marathon, Stay FIT, Couch to 5K, Advanced Training (ATP), and more.

    Club Runs

    The program is simple, but powerful. Over 26 weeks, through safe and steady coaching, members progress from little or no running base to race condition. Members follow our carefully developed training schedule during the week, then on the weekends, the entire group meets for ability-based long runs. These group meetings are great for lots of reasons. First, they’re a good chance to share the challenges and joys of training with others who are going through the same thing. Second, the weekly group meetings are important because members receive educational seminars on running-specific topics that round out their training with essential practical and strategic information. Our emphasis is on safety and achievement, and we find that often, these meetings represent the beginning of many lifelong friendships. We hope you’ll join us.

    Social Activities

    Over the last two decades, we’ve learned a lot about how to help people accomplish their goals. We bring together our members in a positive environment with other like-minded athletes, give them a carefully refined training structure to guide them, coach them skillfully, and watch the achievement happen. Participants show up each week to run or walk, to support each other in a common goal, and to hold each other accountable. In these ways, USA FIT is more than a training schedule; it’s a way of life that helps members thrive both on and off the track.