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RVA Group Runs

Disclaimer: The listing on this website of any group run or running group, which is not explicitly sponsored by the Richmond Road Runners Club, is provided solely as a service so that you are aware of running groups in the RVA area. RRRC's listing of these running groups in no way constitutes an endorsement or approval of the listed group, nor does it indicate RRRC's support for any specific group, organization or business. You should make an independent evaluation of each running group to decide if you want to participate. All information listed is subject to change. Check with each running group for the most accurate information.

Do you want to add your running group to RRRC's list? Just send an email to runsignupcoordinator@rrrc.org with the following info:

  • Name of your group
  • Who (how you describe your group, your runs, your running paces, etc)
  • Where and when you run 
  • Public contact info (Facebook group, email, etc.)
  • Image file (logo or picture)
  • Administrative contact info (email and phone) for RRRC's periodic update/verification of your group's activity and information

Need to update/correct your group's info? Send an email to runsignupcoordinator@rrrc.org.

If a group is no longer active, send an email to runsignupcoordinator@rrrc.org. Thank you.

Black Girls Run

Who: The Richmond chapter of Black Girls RUN! is excited for you to join us. The ladies of BGR! Richmond come in all shapes and sizes and have a vast span of experience running. BGR! Richmond is a representative sample of the Greater Richmond region…diverse in every way. We all start somewhere, and above all, this group of ladies wants to support your respective walking/jogging/running journeys. It all starts with one step, and BGR! Richmond will support you from step one and beyond. All the events are beginner friendly and open to all women.

When/Where:

  • Mon @ 5:45 PM - Wells Fargo parking lot in White Oak Village Shopping Center
  • Tue @ 6:45 PM - Great Shiplock Park
  • Sat @ 8:00 AM - parking lot next to Rockwood Park
  • Sun @ 2:30 PM - parking lot next to Rockwood Park

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bgrrichmond/ or email blackgirlsrunrva@gmail.com

Black Men Run

Who: The Richmond chapter of Black Men Run encourages health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running to stay fit. This group is open to beginners and advanced runners. We are here to be a support group. 

Where: Fountain Lake at Byrd Park

When: Sun @ 8:00 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMRRichmond/

Bryan Park Group

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Who: runners who meet weekly to run 6 miles (usually) at 9 - 12 min/mile pace

Where: North Side/Bellevue area - meet at Stir Crazy Cafe, 4015 MacArthur Avenue, map

When: Sat mornings at 7:00 AM

Info/Contact: Susan Deusebio, email skdeusebio@gmail.com 

City Stadium Runners

Who: a group of runners who meet weekly to run from City Stadium. We welcome anyone - seasoned runners to beginners. Runners have paces from 8 to 14 min/mile; several runners do run/walk/run intervals; and some folks walk. We typically have 2 routes each week - 4 and 9 miles, 5 and 9, 6 and 10 and then repeat. Most weeks we have a SAG that is operated by volunteers in the group.

Where: City Stadium

When: Sat @ 7:45 AM (mid-November to Memorial Day); Sat @ 7:15 AM (Memorial Day to start of Sport Backers' HMTT)

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/577195912350952/ or email citystadiumrunners@gmail.com 

Crossroads

Who: Runners who meet weekly to run 4-6 miles at 8-10:30 min/mile pace

Where: Forest Hill area - Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream (3600 Forest Hill Avenue)

When: Wed @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: email Mike Swain @ mikesn5va@gmail.com 

Dog Pack

Who: a Sunday morning running group that meets at Publix in Carytown. Running 8:30-14:30 min/mile pace.

Where: Publix Carytown

When: Sun @ 7:15 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1671581323100585

Fan Foxes

Who: a running group of varying paces and levels of experience that meets 3-4 times a week early in the morning. Everybody is welcome!

Where: Fan District - Fox Elementary School (2300 Hanover Ave) 

When: Tue, Wed, and Thu @ 6:00 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fanfoxes/

Midlothian ACAC

Who: a group that meets weekly for an early morning 7-8 mile run

Where: Midlothian ACAC (11621 Robious Rd), meet at the west end of the parking lot 

When: Thu @ 5:30 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidloACACRun/

Midlo Mafia

Who: a bunch of crazy runners that train in Midlothian

Where: Midlothian YMCA (737 Coalfield Rd) parking lot

When: daily @ 5:30/6:00 AM

Info/Contacts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/429449713804077/ 

Mountain Hearts Running Club

We run any distance, no matter how short, but live for long runs in the mountains.

We have a club policy of Mexican food after any run > 20 miles

We generally meet on an ad hoc basis based on club member demand but also schedule quarterly long runs and socials, so stay posted!

Where: Meet in the parking lot at Tredegar

When: Thu @ 6:00 AM

Info/Contact: www.strava.com/clubs/mountainhearts and https://www.facebook.com/mtnhearts/ 

November Project (LFG) Run Group

November Project Saturday

Pace: 4 & 7 mile routes, 8-12 minute pace

Time: 7:10 a.m.

Where: VMFA (Rumors of War

Contact: fullerchrism@gmail.com

Richmond Running & Social Meetup

Who: a group of running friends that also like to hang out for social activities and outdoor exploration organized this group to bring more people along for the fun. If you are a beginning runner or a seasoned runner, we have people of all levels that will be there with you. Many of us run 5k's, 10k's, half marathons or marathons and are training throughout the year, and many of us just love to go for an easy casual run at a pace you can talk to your friends. And then we take the running shoes off and enjoy festivals, kayaking, biking, hiking, eating out and many other activities. We hope you can come join us!

Where/When: 

  • Mon @ 6:30 PM - Libby Park (check meetup.com)
  • Wed @ 6:30 PM - Carytown Panera (check meetup.com)
  • Thu @ 6:00 PM - Retreat Hospital (ER side) (check meetup.com)
  • Sat @ 8:30 AM - VITA Course in Byrd Park (check meetup.com)

Info/Contact: https://www.meetup.com/RVA-Running-Social-Meetup/ 

Ridgefield Runners

Who: early morning runners -- all paces welcome

Where: Short Pump area - start from Publix/YMCA at John Rolfe Commons

When: Tue, Wed and Thu mornings @ 6:00 AM 

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368386789999522/

River City Run Club

Who: River City Run Club based in Richmond, Virginia offers an anonymous and safe support group for all those seeking a life without drugs or alcohol.  It’s also open to their families & friends who support them as well as anyone adversely affected by drugs and alcohol.  We strive to show how running is a powerful tool in helping people move forward in a positive way.  Monday Night Exercise & Light Run (walkers are also welcomed)

Where: Journey House (besides the Fire Station)  6401 Horsepen Road, Richmond, VA 23226

When: Thu @ 4:30 PM

Info/Contact: https://rivercityrunclub.com/

Road Runner Running Store

Who: group runs from your favorite neighborhood runner shop, Road Runner Running Store! Open to all speeds and experience levels. 

Where: Carytown - Road Runner Running Store (3002 W Cary St)

When: Mon @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/RoadRunnerRunningStore/

Rogue Runners

Who: early morning runners; we run for approximately one hour at average paces ranging from 7:00-10:00 minutes/mile.

Where: West End area - Starbucks at Libbie and Grove

When: Tue/Thu mornings at 5:30 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/254849741268828/ 

RunShortPump

Who: runners who meet to run 5-6 miles at 7-10 minute per mile pace; some added distance during training seasons

Where: Short Pump area - Einstein Bros. Bagels (3320 Pump Rd)

When: Tue and Thu starting at 5:30 AM

Info/Contact: Frank Finn, email finn.frank@gmail.com

RVA Monthly Trail Run

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RVA Monthly Trail Run! All Weather! All Ages! Play in the dirt! Re-learn how much fun running can be! Bring a friend! Bring your dog!

This is a fun & easy paced intro to trail running and a guided tour of the James River trails! The 6- to 7-mile run takes place on the trails of the James River Park System (NorthBank, Texas Beach, Belle Isle, TPot Bridge and Buttermilk). If you can run that distance at 11 minutes per mile on the road, then you’ll fit right in!

No special equipment is needed. Road running shoes are fine for these well-worn/well-traveled trails. We pass at least one porta-potty en route. Water fountains are operational from April through November. Bring fluid if you'll want to drink on the fly. 

This is not a high-end group, just friendly trail runners wanting to share the experience. We run short segments, regroup, then head to the next regroup point. No one gets left behind. There'll be experienced trail runners in support. And yes, we do have sweepers, and they tell me that's where most of the fun really takes place. Runners bring snacks and beverages to share after the run! Hope to see you out there... 

Where: Trailhead @ Pump House Parking Lot, Pump House Drive, Richmond Drive (immediately adjacent to the Boulevard Bridge toll plaza).

When: 1st or 2nd Sat or Sun of each month at 8:00 AM

More Information: Look for a post on the last weekend of the month to FaceBook: RVA Monthly Trail Run

Always happy to answer any questions or concerns: Mark "Iscool" Guzzi @ 804-651-5415 or markiscool1@hotmail.com

RVA Stroller Runners

Who: runners with strollers (and children) doing 3-5 mile group runs. All paces and levels are welcome.

Where: various locations around Richmond, some runs may include trails

When: Tue and Thu @ 9:45 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1597418347194024/

Sandston Striders

Who: We welcome all paces and we run 5 to 6 mile routes near the Chickahominy YMCA. The routes have very little traffic and it is rare to encounter a dog. There are usually options to lengthen or shorten the route. We start at 7:30 AM in the summer months and 8:00 AM in the winter months.

Where: East End - Chicahominy Family YMCA (5401 Whiteside Rd, Sandston)

When: Sat @ 7:30/8:00 AM

Info/Contact: George Talley, email gc_talley@verizon.net 

Shady Grove Runners

Who: The Shady Grove Running Group was founded in 2006 by Judy Johnson and Kim Clark. The two met while training with the Shady Grove YMCA Monument Ave 10K

Where: Glen Allen - Shady Grove YMCA (11255 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen)

When: Mon, Tue and Thu @ 5:45 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/shadygroverunners/

Sugar & Twine Training Team

Who:  We are a year round group of runners. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and run between 4 and 5 miles at 8:00 to 9:00 pace. All are welcome. We change routes every run (posted on FB the day before) and take a quick walk break ½ way through each run (to regroup).  Coffee and pastries (optional) following each run at Sugar & Twine. 

Where:  Sugar & Twine, 2928 W. Cary Street (Carytown), Richmond

When:  Between 6 and 6:15 am, Tuesday and Thursday mornings (time listed with each route)

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/361699573878105/

Tuesday Nite Trail Run

Who: runners who meet weekly to run 7-8 miles on the James River Park trails. If you can go that distance on the road at a 9:30 minute/mile pace, then come on out!

Where: Byrd Park area - meet in the grassy field under the tall trees, adjacent to Dogwood Dell and the dog park (Barker Field)

When: Tue @ 5:45 PM

Info/Contact: Mark "Iscool" Guzzi, email markiscool1@hotmail.com

We off the couch: Running with Rock and Tara

@WEOFFTHECOUCH we believe there is no such thing as a runner's body. If you have a body and you're able to run, you have a runner's body. "All paces are welcome"

When:
Monday (ladies only)                  6:30 a.m. 
Wednesday (5+ miles)               5:30 p.m.
Sunday (2-mile beginner’s run) 10 a.m.
Sunday (5+ miles)                     10:45 a.m.

Winter Trail Group

Who: a group that typically runs the Northbank/Buttermilk loop - approx 6.5 miles. All paces are welcome. We will stop and regroup along the route so that no one gets left behind. Meets seasonally Dec-May.

Where: North Bank Pump House trail head parking lot by Byrd Park

When: Sat @ 9:00 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shamrocktraining 

Brewery Runs

One for the Road

Who: A fun weekly running group - usually begins and ends at a local brew pub or restaurant. Because we run to eat and drink! 

Where: various breweries

When: Wed @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/100890573593214/ 

Final Gravity Run Club

Who: 
Where: Final Gravity Brewing, 6118 Lakeside Ave. Meet behind the brewery.

When: Join us on Sundays at 11:00 am or Thursday at 6 pm. 

Your choice of a 3-mile or 5-mile Run Route! Various paces