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.
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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.
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
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 email@example.com
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
November Project Saturday
Pace: 4 & 7 mile routes, 8-12 minute pace
Time: 7:10 a.m.
Where: VMFA (Rumors of War
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!
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
@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"
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.
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
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