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There is a running group in the greater Philadelphia area for pretty much everyone. As the running movement spreads throughout the city, groups are popping up everywhere bringing runners together to get in a few miles and meet some friends. Here is our most up to date list of the groups in the city (want to be added to the list? Tell us!)
PR Center City
When: Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Where: 1711 Walnut Street
Details: 3 to 5 miles, all paces
When: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 4358 Main Street
Details: 3 to 5 miles, all paces
PR University City
When: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Where: 3621 Walnut Street
Details: 3 to 5 miles, all paces
PR Glen Mills
When: 3rd Saturday of the month
Where: Brandywine Conservancy
Details: Trail Run, all paces
TEAM PHILLY Race Training was created to support the Philadelphia areas beginner to intermediate runners in their aspirations of improving their running and living healthier lives. Powered by Philly legends Philadelphia Runner and The Rothman Institute, this comprehensive and unparalleled program includes: running coaching, training plans, group runs, and workshops on topics such as: fitness cross-training and strength conditioning, gear, sports psychology, and injury prevention and treatment.
Date(s)/Time(s): Wednesday 6pm, Saturday 8am
Location: Wednesday - Philadelphia Runner, University City. Saturday - either Lloyd Hall, or the Philly Runner University City.
Distance: Wednesdays 3-5 Miles, Saturdays vary from 6-20 Miles depending on the time of year and what distance you are training for.
Cost: It varies on plan, check out our website: runsignup.com/Club/PA/Philadelphia/TeamPhillyTraining
PRTC offers training groups, sponsorship support, and community to its membership. We compete both as a team and individually on the local and national levels. Common race goals include USATF cross country, track, and road competitions. PRTC also hosts social events and offers volunteer opportunities. Mission: To promote and foster the development of adult runners in their pursuit of ever-faster times, team championships, and Olympic dreams. Philadelphia Runner Track Club and its members strive in their efforts, athletic and otherwise, to bring recognition to the club, its members, its sponsors and affiliates, as well as its friends and the greater Philadelphia community.
Date(s)/Time(s): Tuesday 6:30pm Track Practice, Sunday 9am Long Run
Location: Tuesday Franklin Field, Sunday Lloyd Hall
Distance: The distance of our runs varies! Workouts will range from 7-11 miles while long runs will range from 10-16 miles.
Volunteer-run team enriching the lives of adoptable running dogs while they await their forever homes, foster, or rescue at ACCT Philly
Location: ACCT Philly, 111 W Hunting Park Avevenue, Philadelphia PA
We welcome runners of all levels and paces and provide a place to connect with others and create community. Our meetups offer speed play where we stay in one area where everyone is always within yelling distance from one another. Whether youre walking, running, or playing with spicy effort levels, youll always be with the group. Come run!
Date(s)/Time(s): Sunday 11am
Location: Cosmic Cafe
Distance: Running based workout so we all stay together!
"""The cure for the Sunday Scaries"""
If you want to add some spice to your running routine (or just meet spicy people), and start the week on a high note, join us. But also, if you like sunrises, bridges, or coffee, join us. We welcome and encourage all paces - we stop to gather several times during the run including a picture near the middle of the Bridge. We also head to a local coffee shop after ending at City Hall. The name/IG account came about via GroupMe poll in September 2018, but some form of the group has been running the Bridge since late 2015.
Date(s)/Time(s): Monday, 6:05am (City Hall) | 6:20am (Bridge)
Location: East side of City Hall (rain or shine)
Distance: 5 miles out-and-back to Camden | 3 miles just the Bridge
Cost: Hell no
Our mission is to provide a safe space for women to run and to meet others with similar interests. All paces are welcome! We often host giveaways and raffles.
Date(s)/Time(s): April through November - Wednesday 6:30pm. Monthly meetups in the off season.
Location: Holy Ghost Prep Track, Bensalem PA
Distance: Track workouts ranging between 3-4 Miles; Monthly meetups about 3-5 Miles
We an all inclusive group that runs the beautiful trails in the woods of the Wissahickon Valley Park. CT is a no drop group and believe that the beauty of a run in the woods is meant for everybody. All paces and all faces are welcome.
Date(s)/Time(s): Sunday 8:30am
Location: Valley Green, Wissahickon Valley Park
Distance: 4-6 Miles
We are a workout group that encourages creativity and individuality while creating community. Every member has the opportunity to lead if they want to; you can also just enjoy the workouts as a participant. We do everything from running to HIIT exercises to learning sports or dancing. The workouts are free and we move around the city weekly to ensure everyone gets a chance to join us.
Date(s)/Time(s): Thursday, 6:45am. Weekend runs are occasional and are posted on our Instagram.
Location: Rotating locations throughout Philadelphia. If you lead, you choose our location!
Distance: Average workout is anywhere from 0 to 1.5 miles, plus bodyweight work.
Bringing community together by exposing people to trails and roads throughout the Greater Philly area. Running in new places can help people get out of their comfort zones and can lead to new experiences and fun! We run both roads and trails and all running paces are welcome. We usually meet up afterwards to try local coffee shops or cafes in the area we run to support the local community as well. We also have a nighttime running group, NightOwls where people can join us once a month on a Wednesday in Wissahickon.
Date(s)/Time(s): Sunday 7am
Location: New location each week
Distance: 1-2 Hours
Endorphins organizes weekly group runs in 8 cities throughout the United States. We meet every Monday morning. Despite being in different places we run together united by our mission of spreading positivity and happiness through movement and exercise.
Date(s)/Time(s): Monday 7:15am, Thursday 6:30pm, Saturday 8:00am
Location: Rocky Steps on Monday, Yards Brewery on Thursday, City Hall on Saturday
Distance: 4-5 Miles
Website: Fairmount Running Club Facebook group or www.strava.com/clubs/FairmountRunningClub
We are Fairmount/Art Museum neighborhood's longstanding running group! Join us for any of our three weekly runs... they are fun and open to everyone!
Date(s)/Time(s): Tuesday 6:30am, Wednesday 6:30pm, Saturday 8:00am
Location: Eastern State Penitentiary
Distance: 5 Miles (longer run Saturday)
The Fishtown Beer Runners (FBR) is a running club combining running, socializing and philanthropy. FBR promotes and supports exercise; responsible enjoyment of beer; camaraderie and engagement; local businesses; and community charities. FBR values inclusion and diversity, and welcomes runners of all abilities and backgrounds regardless of race; color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, handicap, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Date(s)/Time(s): Every Thursday at 7 PM
Location: Palmer Park in Fishtown, City Hall, and 7th & Bainbridge
Distance: 3-5 miles
We foster an environment where pushing your limits is normalized and where seeing personal improvement and the improvement of our teammates is the fun. We strive to find out how good we can become and utilize a team environment to all improve together.
Date(s)/Time(s): Wednesday 6:30am & Sunday 8am
Location: Temple University Track & Lloyd Hall
Cost: $60/year, which is waived if the athlete receives coaching from Furthur Training and Racing
Hike + Heal is a diverse womens hiking group, offering healing hikes and grounding experiences to increase overall wellness: physically, mentally and spiritually. Since 2019, Hike + Heal has provided a safe haven for women to connect, share their experiences, and build a supportive sisterhood through outdoor activities and mindfulness experiences that prioritize self-care in nature.
Date(s)/Time(s): about 4 times per month.
Location: Philly and tristate area.
Distance: Typically 3 mile hikes.
Cost: Annual membership dues of $350 or pay as you go for certain events.
Same team. Same dream.
Date(s)/Time(s): Mondays 6p, Thursdays 630p
Location: Whole Foods by the Art Museum, Temple Sports Complex
Cost: No(t yet)
We are an elite running club based in Philadelphia, PA, sponsored by FP Movement and fueled by UCAN. Our club members are training to be nationally competitive in their respective events, while also balancing full-time careers or school. We aim to provide a team culture for post-collegiate athletes pursuing USATF Championship and Olympic Trials qualifying times in events ranging from 800m to the marathon.
Date(s)/Time(s): Sunday, Tuesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Saturday Morning
Location: Schuylkill River Trail or Wissahickon Valley Park
Distance: 6-10 Miles
Cost: $50 Annual Fee
Me Vs Me Training Club (MvM) was created by a group of likeminded friends with aspirations of not only bettering their health, but also the health of those around them. Started as a phrase, MvM goal is to break the stigma of the average runner by providing an all inclusive invitation to anyone looking to better themselves. Each member, upon initiation, will be privy to a network of runners, as well as gym enthusiasts, looking to lend a helping hand to whoever is motivated to become 1% better. Free to the public, we hope to inspire the community at large; letting you know that your biggest obstacle is yourself, no matter what.
Date(s)/Time(s): Once a week/ Sunday at 10am
Location: Art Museum / Kelly Drive
Distance: 3-5 miles easy pace
Mural Miles is a nonprofit running and art curation group. Our mission is to inspire human potential through community fitness and art.
Date(s)/Time(s): Once a month, days/time vary, details posted on Instagram
Location: Varies monthly, details posted on Instagram
Distance: 3-5 Miles
The Nemesis Fitness team, led by Paul Redford Jr., is a fitness movement that started in the City of Reading. The Nemesis team hosts free community fun run events that attract runners of all ages and walks of life. They also host free weekly run sessions for anyone looking to get active and have fun. Nemesis Fitness is not just about exercise; it's a movement that signifies resilience, determination, empowerment, and achievement with its mantra, ""Could. Would. Should. DID."" This group exemplifies the profound impact fitness can have on a community by spreading positivity and instilling a sense of unity."
Date(s)/Time(s): Sunday 5pm, Tuesday 6pm, Thursday 6pm, Saturday 6am
Location: Lets Taco Bout It Sunday & Tuesday, Flannery Field Thursday, Doubletree Hotel Saturday
Distance: 3 Miles
There are no prerequisites for showing up to November Project. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what fitness level you are at, we want you to show up wholly as you are. We are continuously working towards being a more inclusive environment by welcoming all, regardless of their fitness level, age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or political beliefs, and expect all our members to appreciate that diversity.
Date(s)/Time(s): Wednesday & Friday at 6:25am
Location: Wednesdays at the Art Museum, Fridays rotating locations around the city
Distance: Our workouts include a mix of body weight and running. You'll get anyway where from 1-2.5 miles in each workout
Original Propaganda Athletic Club was created to cultivate an equally competitive environment for athletes of all skill levels. Here a Couch-To-5Ker gets the same respect as a Boston Qualifier. And an ultra-marathoner is not agitated with someone taking his or her first steps. All facets of sport are encompassed under the overall objective of O.P.A.C. Running is our primary platform. Our mission: Foster an elite, equally competitive environment for our family members, serve as a vehicle for athletes to become and remain involved in an organized team atmosphere, create an energetic culture of activity and identity without limitation of sport, and become a part of Philadelphias cultural fabric with sport, fashion, entertainment, and social activism.
Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday - 845a meet, 9a movement
Location: Eakins Oval
Distance: 1.5 Mile Walk, 5K Run
Cost: Negative. No(t yet).
Philly Slow Girl Run Club is an all-inclusive and non-intimidating run club that runs at a more slower and casual pace.
Date(s)/Time(s): Thursdays @ 6:30pm and some weekend mornings
Location: Philadelphia Art Museum
Distance: 2 Miles
Runners based in University City
Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday 7:30-8:00am
Location: 3205 Walnut Street
Distance: 5-8 Miles
Point Breeze's premier running club! We run rain or shine and aim to help anyone and everyone reach their running goals!
Date(s)/Time(s): Monday 6:30pm, Saturday 8am
Location: Manton Green (17th and Manton)
Distance: Monday 3 & 5 Miles, Saturday 10+ Miles
Cost: Only eternal loyalty
Queer Run started in April 2022 and is dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ runners of all levels and our allies who seek a fun, safe running community. We welcome people from every background and all running paces.
Come join us for one of our free weekly group runs and social events!
Date(s)/Time(s): Monday 7pm, Wednesday 6pm, Thursday 6am
Location: Monday - William Way LGBT Community Center in Center City, Wednesday - Philadelphia Runner on Main Street in Manayunk, Thursday - Southwest corner of Love Park
Distance: Monday & Wednesday 3.1 Miles, Thursday 4 Miles. We offer shorter routes for those who need or prefer them, too.
Cost: No; were happy to offer free runs to all who want to join us.
Website: No website but you can follow up on Facebook @ ( Run & Chug )
We're a Run Club that likes to have Fun!
Date(s)/Time(s): Every Wednesday Night at 7pm
Location: We meet at a different bar every week
Distance: There's a 2 & 4.5-Mile option
The mission of Students Run Philly Style (SRPS) is to transform students lives through mentorship over miles of long distance running and achievement. SRPS pairs young people, in grades 6-12, with adult, volunteer Mentors to train for a long-distance race. Through running, mentoring and goal setting, SRPS helps young people build confidence, connect with their community and establish long-term healthy habits. SRPS is free including running shoes, race entries and transportation, to and from events, to all enrolled.
Date(s)/Time(s): Varies by team location
Location: Varies by team location
Distance: 3-5 Miles
Swagga House run Club was founded in July 2020 from the tattoo studio by the same name to honor a close friend / fellow runner who died by suicide. Our purpose is to spread the word on the mental health and therapeutic benefits of Running & being active.
We strive to create a culture of encouragement and support. Our purposes create an inclusive platform within our community that will help to empower and motivate all.
Date(s)/Time(s): One monthly Sunday morning event @ 8am
Location: Various locations
Distance: 5K & 5 Miles
Cost: Absolutely no cost, Only requirement is your energy
T3 Philly is a multisport club that has a diverse membership, ranging from beginning athletes to top age groupers, and includes triathletes, duathletes, and other endurance athletes who just want to work out and compete as a team. We strive to provide guidance to newer athletes to the sport and pride ourselves on our open and
welcoming nature. Our members compete in local, regional and national races of all distances, from Ironman to the shortest of sprints.
T3s mission is to support, encourage, and empower all members, as well as the multisport community at large, through training, racing, education, and community outreach. We aspire to promote the following ideals:
- Have fun
- Maintain, improve and expand training and social opportunities for all levels
- Empower members
- Promote diversity and community outreach
Date(s)/Time(s): Tuesdays, 6pm - Track Tuesday. We also meet to ride on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6am, and often have weekend long rides and runs
Location: For Track Tuesday, we alternate weekly between Penn Park and Temple Track. Our Tuesday/Thursday morning bike rides meet at the Trellis (Schuylkill Banks Pergola)
Distance: 2-7 miles. For Track Tuesday, we offer a shorter and a longer workout, and members are welcome to choose what suits their training best!
Cost: You are welcome to come and try a workout free of charge. If you choose to join T3, yearly membership is $50, inclusive of swag items, socials, training events, etc.!
When you join DetermiNation, you become part of something bigger. Your efforts support the largest private source of cancer research funding in the world as well as a 24-7 cancer helpline, free rides to treatment, and overnight stays for cancer patients and their caregivers, among other initiatives to help end cancer as we know it for everyone. Team DetermiNation provides coaching, exclusive race weekend events, and VIP amenities on race day, all while making your miles more meaningful.
Location: Yards Brewing Company
Distance: 3 Miles
Cost: No, unless you join to fundraise for a race bib.
Philly's first and only run club that intentionally takes drinking out of the equation - without sacrificing the fun!
Date(s)/Time(s): First Saturday of the month
Distance: 3 miles
Monthly meet-ups to support your spiritual well-being. Together, we Run, Meditate, & Caffeinate!
Date(s)/Time(s): Twice a month, Friday's @ 7AM
Location: Center of Rittenhouse Sqaure
Distance: 3 miles
The Game Changers program provides resources and funds so more Women of Color can become Certified Run Coaches thus redefining who is seen as the experts & leaders in the run industry.
Date(s)/Time(s): Applications open every August/September.
Location: We are a nationwide program.
Distance: The program is 9 months which includes certification funding, business strategy and mentorship from fellow Women of Color certified run coaches.
Cost: The Game Changers program has an application/selection process, recipients do not pay to participate.
Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, we meet at Clark Park for a group run. We run a new set of 2, 4 and 6 mile routes each week. All three distances start together and end at the same place. Come out for a run with us, no matter your experience level. We welcome all runners; our runners typically run 10 minutes/mile or faster. We are inspired in large part by our friends the Fishtown Beer Runners and the South Philly Striders.
Date(s)/Time(s): Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Location: Clark Park, West Philly
Distance: 2, 4, and 6 miles
"A run club for introverts". Female-led run crew based in Philadelphia. Always offering a 3-mile run and 1 mile walk option.
Date(s)/Time(s): Thursday 6:30pm
Location: Love Park (next to the Love Statue)
Distance: 3 Mile run & 1 Mile walk
Wynnefield Track Club (WTC) is a Philadelphia area collective of training partners. Our mission is to promote health & wellness in our community. We welcome all levels of walkers & runners, no matter your experience, ability or pace. #bettertogether
Date(s)/Time(s): Monday to Friday 5:30am meet at Lloyd Hall parking lot. Saturday 6:00am (Lloyd Hall or Wissahickon Trail - check IG for location) Sunday 7:00am meet at Lloyd Hall parking lot.
Location: Lloyd Hall parking lot
Distance: 2 Miles +
Cost: There is no cost. Just show up and dont forget to be awesome!
We are a platform for 20- or 30-year-olds in Philly to form a community by staying active together. No matter how you stay active - be it running, yoga, tennis, volleyball, pickleball, or soccer - we design our events so you could become a part of a deeper community in the city you love while do the things you love.
Date(s)/Time(s): Runs are Sunday mornings (10 am), but there are evening runs too. Sports vary by the week - please check Instagram. Book club meets once a month (usually last Tuesday or Thursday)
Location: Most runs start from the Art Museum Steps. Refer to Instagram for specific non-running events.
Distance: 3-5 Miles
Cost: Just takes a positive attitude - which is FREE :)