Thanks to an abundance of sunny days and miles of running/waking/hiking trails, Colorado Springs is a great place to get a move on. If you are a runner, there are a number of clubs and groups where you can join like-minded people in the pursuit of that runner's high. Most of the ones listed below are more social in nature but you can still get your heart pumping with a decent run.
Jack Quinn's Running Club meets every Tuesday night at Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse and Pub for a 5K run. Check in upstairs around 5pm, run or walk the 5K with friends or on your own, then return for $1 tacos, $2 pretzels, and $2.50 Odells. Because the turnout for this is so big, other downtown establishments offer Tuesday evening deals as well,
UVC Running Club is a social running club that meets at 6pm on Monday nights at University Village Colorado shopping center. Check-in for the winter season (November-April) is at The Colorado Running Company. Starting April 20, and through October, check-in will be at the North Plaza (by Hacienda and Smashburger). You can head north or south on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail for your customized run/walk, then relax with friends afterward at any one of the number of restaurants in the shopping center.
Salsa Brava's Nacho Ordinary Running Club offers a run on Tuesday's at 6pm in Briargate and Wednesday's at 6pm in Rockrimmon. Stick around after for great food and drink specials.
Jose Muldoon's Run Club at the Powers and Carefree location, meets every Wednesday between 6 and 6:30pm. Choose from two routes and when you return you'll be rewarded with a free beverage!
Pikes Peak Road Runners has numerous events going on at any given time. Check out the link to learn more.
Boulder Running Company does a Wednesday night run through Palmer Park. Meet at the store at 5:30 and come back for free refreshments afterward.
Whatever your ability or ambition, whether you enjoy running with a group or going it alone, there is a running/walking club for you. Have fun!
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