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If a group is no longer active, send an email to runsignupcoordinator@rrrc.org.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

Ashland Running

Who:

Where: Ashland Train Station

When: Sat @ 7:00 AM

Info/Contact: http://ashlanddave.podbeam.com  

Basch's Group

Who: Let's get the run over with first thing in the morning. Let's run on Monument, Grove, Carytown; pounding the most scenic asphalt in the City. Running 3-6 miles at 8-9:00 min/mile pace.

Where: 4605 Monument Avenue, Richmond

When: Tue and Thu @ 5:30 AM

Info/Contact: Ellie Basch, email ellieruns@gmail.com or call 804-873-5156

Back of the Pack Trail Group

Who: Like minded people with like minded goals in mind. Getting fit, while having fun. No judgement regarding pace, as all paces are welcome and walkers are encouraged to join in. Doing 12:00-16:00 min/mile pace on trails.

Where: locations vary

When: Sun @ 9:00 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201907430234622/

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 8 - 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 

Byrd Park Group

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Who: Group runs from Mary Munford School

Where: Near West End - Mary Munford Elementary School (211 Westmoreland Ave)

When: Wed @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: Sara, email smschulke@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 Coffee and Tea

Who: runners who meet weekly to run 4-6 miles at 9 min/mile pace and faster

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

When: Wed @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: email ysman75@yahoo.com

Dog Pack

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

Where: Carytown Panera Bakery

When: Sun @ 7:30 AM

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

Fan Foxes

Who: a running group of varying paces and levels of experience that meet 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/

Fleet Feet Sports

Who: a weekly Fun Run+Walk of 3 to 5 miles. Everyone is welcome, including your stroller passengers and four-legged furry friends. 

Where: West End area - Fleet Feet Sports Richmond - Westhampton (5600 Patterson Ave)

When: Tue @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: http://www.fleetfeetrichmond.com and https://www.facebook.com/fleetfeetsportsrichmond

Mary Munford Sunday Runners

Who: The Mary Munford group is part of the RRRC Spring Marathon Training Team which meets on Saturdays. This group will start back on Sundays in March and use Sunday as a recovery run from Saturday long runs. We usually run 8-12 depending on where we are in our training. We run a 8-8:30 min/mile pace. All are welcome.

Where: Near West End - Mary Munford Elementary School (corner of Commonwealth and Grove, behind the school)

When: Sun @ 7:30 AM (6:30 AM during Daylight Savings)

Lucky Road Run Shop

Who: weekly group run open to everyone

Where: Lucky Road Run Shop Willow Lawn (1601 Willow Lawn Dr, Set 838)

When: Thu @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Lucky-Road-Run-Shop-Willow-Lawn-1509136232689697/

Museum Run

Who: This group has been going strong for over 30-years! A friendly group of 10-20 runners of varied ages running paces from 7:00 to 9:45 min/mile. Some run 3 miles to a water stop then turn back, while others go on for another 4-5 miles. The group offers varied and interesting routes north, south, east and west from the MFA...mostly roads, sometimes trails.

Where: Museum District - Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), run starts and finishes on Sheppard between the MFA parking structure and Benedictine High School

When: Thu @ 5:30 PM

Info/Contact: Mark "Iscool" Guzzi at (804) 651-5415 or email markiscool1@hotmail.com 

Midlothian ACAC

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

Where: Midlothian ACAC (11621 Robious Rd), meet at 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/ 

Mighty Moms

Who:

Where: various tracks in Midlothian

When: Sat/Sun @ 800-8:30 AM

Info/Contact:

Morning Workout Group

Who: a group passionate about fitness, teamwork, and pushing each other

Where: varied locations...mostly in Richmond City

When: daily @ 6:00 AM

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

Mountain Hearts Running Club

Who: A Virginian Running Club. We run any distance, no matter how short, but live for long runs in the mountains.

Where: Meet in the parking lot at Tredegar

When: Thu @ 6:00 AM

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

New Kent in Motion

Who: All levels of runners and run/walkers welcome. Distances and paces vary.

Where: New Kent - Active Life Fitness Center (11815 Aspengraf Lane, New Kent)

When: Sat @ 8:30 AM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/526138404136530/ or email Nancy Burnet, nancy@activelifefitnesscenter.com 

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/ 

Sandston Striders

Who:

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 

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/

RiVAh Runners

Who: The Rivah City’s boldest run crew. The RiVAhRunners represent running, community, and an overall good time. All are welcome, for a weekly run through Richmond’s historic neighborhoods and trails. Then, join us for conversations, libations, and memories. Roll the route as long and fast as you want, but always #KeepItA1. Running 6:30-8:30 mile/min pace.

Where: Byrd Park - meet in Dogwood Dell lot, start from the Carillon

When: Thu @ 6:00 PM

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

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 @ 7:00 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 7:30 to 10:00 minute/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/ 

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 Saturday or Sunday 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/

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

Shady Grove Runners

Who:

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/

Skirt Run

Who: a "Girls Only" easy social run (you can walk it if you want) for about 30 minutes from Legend Brewery out on the flood wall and back, followed by food and the beverages

Where: Manchester area - Legend Brewing

When: 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM

Info/Contact: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=240874790898

Team ESTRA-Gen

Who:

Where: rotate between Reedy Creek, Pumphouse and Ancarrow's Landing

When: 3rd Sat/Sun of the month @ 8:00 AM

Info/Contact:

Team Wednesday Night (TWN) Fan Run

Who: a social, running group with runners ages 20-70+ who run 8 to 12 mile/min pace. During the months of June to mid-November, TWN routes match the Sportsbackers Marathon Training Team (MTT) Wednesday Novice and Intermediate mileage for that week (longest distance 10 miles). The rest of the year most runs are about 6 miles.

Where: Fan District - Monument and Boulevard from the steps of the First Baptist Church (do not park in church's lot)

When: Wed @ 6:15 PM

Info/Contact: https://www.facebook.com/twnfanrun or email twn.fan.run@gmail.com 

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

Tuesday Night Speed Group @ Midlothian Athletic Club

Who: We meet for speed workouts.

Where: Midlothian Athletic Club (10800 Center View Drive)

When: Tue @ 6:00 PM

Info/Contact: Call Jay at 803-379-2686

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.

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