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Running Clubs

Chicagoland Running Clubs
Join a local running club and participate in fun runs, meetings, parties and CARA race competitions.  If you need your information updated, please email Astrid Grimes.

Alpine Runners (Northwest)
Website: www.alpinerunners.com
E-mail: onines1@aol.com
Phone: (847) 209-8843
Runs: Saturdays 7am at Lake Zurich HS, 300 Church St.; Sundays 7am at Fisher Nut House in Barrington @ Rt 14 & Hillside; Tuesdays 6:30pm at Paulus Park, Lake Zurich; Wednesdays 6:30pm at Running Unlimited in Palatine; Thursdays 6:30pm speed workouts @ Harper College in Palatine

Arlington Trotters (Northwest)
Website: www.arlingtontrotters.com
E-mail: Runit16@aol.com
Phone: (847) 269-9098 
Runs: Tuesday 6PM Runners High Arlington Hts.; Thursday 6:30PM at Lake Arlington (April - October); Saturday 7 Busse Wood-entrance by Elk; September through April - 2nd Thursday of each month 7:30PM Heritage Park 506 W Victoria Ln. Arlington Hts.

Back on My Feet
Website: www.backonmyfeet.org
E-mail: meredith@backonmyfeet.org
Runs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:45 a.m., meeting at St. Leonard’s House (2100 West Warren), YMCA – Lawson House (30 West Chicago), REST (941 West Lawrence)

Best Foot Forward (Western Suburbs)
Website: http://bestfootforwardrunners.tumblr.com
E-mail: runbff@gmail.com
Runs: We are an all-women's running club in the near western suburbs, mainly Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park, Illinois. Organized runs are 7:15 p.m. Tuesday (speed work) at Concordia Track; Thursday 7 p.m. 3-mile fun run in Oak Park followed by Happy Hour; and Saturday 7:30 a.m. 3-mile run in Oak Park and River Forest. Informal runs nearly every day of the week depending on what we're training for. Great for new runners and experienced runners alike. We'll reach our goals together and have fun doing it.

Brides Run Club

Website: www.bridesrun.com
E-mail: info@bridesrun.com
Phone: (773) 272-5363; contact is Florence Pittman
Runs: Sundays at 8am; 3k run/walk along the lakefront. Meeting location changes from week to week. Please contact Florence with any questions.

Calumet Region Striders
(Indiana)
Website: www.calstrider.org
E-mail: info@calstrider.org
Phone: (219) 742-8581
Gold Cup Races and Sponsored Races series.

Caribou Coffee Runners (West)
E-mail: jim@laubsted.com
Phone: (630) 854-2549
Runs: March-December - 7:30AM at Caribou Coffee 390 Front St. Wheaton; Winter runs at Morton Arboretum

Center-Fit (Far Western Suburbs)
Website: center-fit.com
E-mail: info@center-fit.com
Phone: (630) 449-7331
Runs: Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Membership Dues: $60

Chicago Flyers Track Club (Near north-side Chicago, Near Western Suburbs)
Website: chicagoflyers.org
E-mail: info@chicagoflyers.org
Runs: Practice 3-5 times a week, April - November; winter camp, February - March. See website for details.

Chicago Track Club (Chicago)
Website: www.chicagotrackclub.com
E-mail: nayerchicagotc@aol.com
Runs: Mondays-Wednesdays at 6pm at Jackson Park track at E 62nd St & S Stony Island Ave; field event training available

Chicago United Runners
(Chicago)
E-mail: chicagounited@sbcglobal.net Telephone: (773) 878-5343
Runs: Spring & Summer at Pulaski Woods in Palos Heights. Fall at Montrose Beach. Call for times. First Sunday of each month 8AM at 1354 W Catalpa.

Chicago Walkers Club (Chicago)
Website: www.chicagowalkers.org
E-mail: president@chicagowalkers.org
Phone: (312) 467-9294

Christ Community Running Club (Northwest)
Website: www.ccclife.org
E-mail: t_kdavis@yahoo.com
Phone: 847-429-9724
Runs: Saturday mornings at Leroy Oaks, time and distance varies

Dick Pond Fast Track Racing Team (Schaumburg/Lisle)
Contact: http://www.fasttrackracingteam.com/Contact/ (Team Ambassadors)
Website: http://www.fasttrackracingteam.com/
Runs: Group runs at Dick Pond Athletics in Schaumburg at 6pm on Mondays and Dick Pond Athletics - Lisle at 6pm on Tuesdays / Thursdays. Track workouts at Harper College outdoor track in Palatine at 6 pm on Wednesdays. Weekend training runs in the northwest suburbs throughout the year, visit team website for a complete schedule of dates, distances, paces and start times.

Elmhurst Running Club (West)
Website: www.elmhurst-runners.com
E-mail: info@elmhurst-runners.com
Phone: (630) 833-2934
Runs: Sat./Sun. 7am in Elmhurst; Track Tues. 6:30pm in Elmhurst

Esplanade Running Team (West)
Phone: (630) 963-3360

Evanston Running Club (North)
Website: evanstonrunningclub.org
E-mail: npajeau@yahoo.com
Phone: (847) 492-1583
Runs: Sat. 7am (summer)/8am (winter) @ SPAC/Northwestern; Fun run: Mon. 6:30pm (summer) @ Greenleaf & Lake Mi; Wed. 6:30pm (winter) @ SPAC/Northwestern; Track: Wed. (summer outdoor) 6:30; Sun. (winter indoor) 11am @ ETHS
Meetings: Free seminars periodically throughout the spring/summer, focused on runners/running interests

Fado Irish Pub Runners Club (Chicago)
Website: www.fadoirishpub.com
Phone: (312) 836-0066; contact is Laura Maslanka
Runs: Run or walk a 5K to every Wednesday night (April - October); meet at Fado 100 W. Grand at 6 PM; Complimentary pasta buffet to follow

Fitness 19 Runners - Arlington Heights (Northwest)
Website: http://www.fitness19.com
E-mail: fitness19runners@gmail.com
Phone: (847) 259-1919
Runs: Meet at Fitness 19 (1601 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights) at 1 p.m. on Saturdays for a 3-5 mile run. All levels welcome!

Fleet Feet Sports - Lincoln Square (Chicago)
Phone: (773) 271-3338
Website: www.fleetfeetchicago.com
Runs: Monday and Wednesday at 6:30PM; Wednesdays women only; Saturday at 8:00AM.

Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town (Chicago)
Phone: (312) 587-3338
Website: www.fleetfeetchicago.com
Runs: Monday, Tuesday (women's only) and Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

Fleet Feet / NIKE Racing Team (Chicago)
Website: www.fleetfeetchicago.com/racingteam
E-mail: ffinfo@fleetfeetchicago.com
Phone:
(773) 561-3338 ext. 2 
Runs: Open only to team members.

Fox River Trail Runners (West)
Website: www.frtr.org
E-mail: president@foxrivertrailrunners.org
Phone: (630) 673-6060
Runs: Wednesdays 6PM LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserve St Charles (during Daylight Savings Time); After Daylight Savings Time ends, we meet behind the Fifth Third Bank in Batavia; 7AM Fabyan East Forest Preserve in Geneva on the Fox River Trail.

Frankfort New Lenox Running Club (FNRC)
Website: http://fnrunclub.blogspot.com/ 
Email:
fnrunningclub@gmail.com
Runs: Tuesdays 7PM Manhattan - Wauponsee Glacial Trail - Rt 52 & Manhattan Road; Wednesdays 5PM - Frankfort - Grainery - White Street; Thursdays 6:30PM - locations vary; Saturday 7AM - locations vary

Frontrunners/Frontwalkers (Chicago)
Website: www.frfwchicago.org
E-mail: info@frfwchicago.org
Runs: Saturday 9AM & Tuesday 6:30PM at Totem Pole (Addison - & Lake Shore Dr.)

Glen Ellyn Runners (West)
Website: www.glenellynrunners.org
E-mail: president@glenellynrunners.net
Phone: (630) 346-8634
Runs: Sundays 6:30am June thru October, 8:00am November thru May. Thursdays 6:30pm. Sun/Thr runs meet at Gazebo in Prairie Path Path southwest corner of Park and the Illinois Prairie Path at Mile Marker 3 (adjacent to the Metra East parking lot). Tuesdays Speed/Interval Training 6:30pm April thru October, meet at Glenbard West Track.

Grace Runners
Website: http://gcdrunwithgrace.blogspot.com/
E-mail: jwherbert1976@gmail.com
Runs: Saturdays 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. beginning the 2014 season on April 19. We meet at the south entrance of Grace Church of Dupage. From there we can access two separate Dupage County Forest Preserves within one mile from our doorstep. For more information on directions, running routes, schedules, and what we are all about, see our website.

Grayslake Running Club (Northwest)
Website: www.grayslakerunning.com
E-mail: nplgrc@gmail.com
Phone: 847-302-5873, contact is Lupe Gallardo
Runs:
All dates, distances and locations posted on website

Hash House Harriers (Chicago)
Website: www.chicagohash.com
Phone: (312) 409-2337
Runs: May through September--Monday 7PM. October through April--Sunday 2PM.

Health Bridge Roadrunners (Northwest)
Website: www.hbroadrunners.com
E-mail: HBRoadRunners@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (815) 444-2900
Runs: Health Bridge Fitness Center, 200 Congress Pkwy, Crystal Lake - Sundays @ 8am (7am starting June 1); 10450 Algonquin Rd, Huntley, Saturdays @ 8am (7am starting June 1); Track workouts Thursdays @ 6pm (May - October)
Membership: $50/year for Health Bridge members, $75/year for non-members

Hillstriders Running Club (Northwest)
Website: www.hillstriders.com
Phone: (815) 455-4290

Lake Forest / Lake Bluff Running Club
Website: www.lflb.org
E-mail: president@lflb.org
Runs: Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the East Lake Forest Train Station. The premier weekly run, preceded by annoucements. Run or walk six-miles through Lake Forest. Dog walkers welcome. Sundays at 8 a.m. "Stickybuns" Trail Run. Meet at 8 a.m. at the south east parking lot RT 60 and R 21/Milwaukee Ave. Distances vary on the Des Plaines River Trail.Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. in Highland Park. Check with Ron Thomas for information on the meeting location. Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Lake Forest College run. Six miles through Lake Forest. Meet at the College's Sports & Rec Center.

Libertyville Running Club (North)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibertyvilleRunningClub/
E-mail: libertyvillerunningclub@hotmail.com
Runs: From novice to ultra-runner, we are a resource for all Libertyville and surrounding area runners. No fee. No pace requirements. Everyone is welcome. Just show up and run! We meet on Wednesdays @ 6:30pm for 2 - 6 miles from the Runner's Edge at 524 N. Milwaukee Ave., finishing at Mickey Finn's across the street and on Saturdays @ 7:00am for 3 and more miles from the flagpole in Cook Memorial Park in downtown Libertyville, finishing at the Lovin' Oven Cakery across the street.

Lisle Windrunners (Far Western Suburbs)
Website: www.windrunners.org
E-mail: windrunnerpres@gmail.com
Runs: April thru November, Saturdays, 8:00am (earlier when it heats up), Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, meet in the Butterfield Rd parking lot. Wednesdays, 8:00am, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, meet in the Cass Ave parking lot. December thru March, Saturdays and Wednesdays, 8:00am, Morton Arboretum. The Windrunners feature a 20+ dates age graded race circuit, annual awards breakfast, monthly e-newsletter, host the Windrunner 10K, and have sent teams to the River to River Relay every year since its inception.

Riis Park Striders (Chicago)
Website: http://www.RPStriders.org
Runs: The Riis Park Striders conduct races each Saturday morning at 10:00AM. Registration 9:30AM. Rain or shine. All ages and levels --including milers, 5k, marathoners, trail, cross-country, track, casual runners, walkers -- are welcome. Membership is $20 per year, includes club t-shirt and races. Individual Races: $1-$3 each.

Runluluchi (Chicago)
E-mail: runluluchi@gmail.com
Runs: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. 45-minute fun run on the lakefront. Meet at the lululemon on Rush. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. speed work at the track. Meet at the lululemon on Rush or at the track (Chicago Avenue and Lakeshore Drive, by Northwestern Medical Center). Saturdays 7:30 a.m. distance run. Meet at lululemon on Rush. Distance will be posted on our Facebook page.

      CARA website photos courtesy of Chad Marek, www.endurancephoto.com, copyright 2007.