Running Club Information
If you would like to list your running club, please send the club's name, contact information, and description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iron Range Running Clubs
Itasca Runner's Club
Contact Name: Grant Frashier
Contact Phone: 218-327-1161
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Description: The Itasca Runner's Club meets regularly September through May. Runners meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 6:00pm in the YMCA MPR. This club puts on the Woodtick 12K each year. There is no fee. Runners of all skill levels are welcome. You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to participate.
North Superior Ski and Run Club
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: PO Box 542, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Description: The North Superior Ski and Run Club maintains the Pincushion Mountain Trail System. The trails are located two miles north of Grand Marais and offer views of Lake Superior and Devils Track Canyon. It is free to run the trails although donations are encouraged. The club organizes the Fisherman's Picnic 5-Mile Trail Run in August.
Run for Your Life
Contact Name: Mesabi YMCA
Contact Phone: 218-749-8020
Description: Run for Your Life is a structured training program run during the summer months. John Wagner, Eveleth-Gilbert's experienced cross-country coach designs running programs appropriate for each runner's goals. "Run for your life" is also great for you walkers as well. This program is geared towards runners ten years old and up. The program includes group runs and weight training 3 days a week and individual running the rest of the week. Group runs meet at the Big Aspen Trails. All skill levels are welcome. The cost is $25 for Mesabi YMCA members and $30 for non-members.
NW Wisconsin Running Clubs
New Richmond Running Club
Contact Name: Joe Kelzer
Contact Phone: 715-246-4768 or 651-301-2038 (Cell)
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Description: The New Richmond Running Club is open to everyone who enjoys running. There are no fees or costs involved to be a member of the New Richmond Running Club. If you show up to run....you are a member! The club consists of all abilities from beginner to ultra marathoner. The running club also has group training runs for upcoming races from 5k to the marathon. Long runs are weekly. These vary from 6 miles to 24 miles. The courses run by the club can be from 3 miles to 12 miles in loop succession. Our newly paved trail system within the city limits of New Richmond, WI provides a safe and comfortable running experience. Check the "Daily Running" page of the club website for daily run times, location and distances.
Twin Ports Running Clubs
DRC Marathon Training Group
Contact Name: Clint Agar
Contact Phone: 218-728-1148
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Marathon Training Group is sponsored by the Duluth Running Company. It is geared for those running Grandma's Marathon, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, or any early-summer race of that distance. Runners will participate in group runs 3 days a week and will be placed in a group with other runners of similar ability and goals. A training plan and coaching will be provided.
Duluth YMCA - Run For Life
Contact Name: Tara Gallagher
Contact Phone: 218-722-4745 x133 (YMCA)
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Description: Run for Life is a 6-month running group where members have a social network offering accountability and support. Select from two training groups depending on your personal goals. Registration is currently open, and the program begins Tuesday, January 8th, at 5:30pm.
Social Running Club and 5k Training — Coach Annie Prassas
This run group is focused on making running fun and an enjoyable mode of exercise. Progressive in nature, we will meet once a week, but will assign homework runs. The group starts from scratch and invites members to investigate training techniques such as hill repeats and interval training. A number of optional races (5k and 10k) will be advertised to the group for motivation and training within the 6 months.
Half and Full Marathon Training — Coach Caro Linn
Already running? Looking to improve, give your running a boost, or challenge yourself? Join the Run for Life Marathon and Half Marathon Training Group! Keep running a part of your life with training variety and new running buddies. Includes three group runs: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Initially the runs establish base running fitness, but evolve into training runs based on personal ability and goals. The group also includes informative seminars on various running topics and exposure to endurance weight training, Kettlebells, TRX, and Plyometrics.
For more information, see the Y's Winter Program Guide or contact Tara Gallagher at 218-722-4745 x133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essentia Health Fitness Center Running Group
Contact Name: Becky Krubsack
Contact Phone: 218-786-5400
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Description: Join the Essentia Health Fitness Center Running Group for informal runs twice a week. Runners of all abilities are welcome. The group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm. The cost is free for members; nonmembers can pay for a day pass. Sometimes the group meets in different areas of the city, so call the fitness center at 218-786-5400 to find out where the group is meeting for a particular run.
Contact Name: Jeff Leno
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Milltown Milers is a laid-back social running club with the mission of promoting an active lifestyle and area running events. We meet every Tuesday at 6pm in various locations in the Cloquet area. You can become an official member of our club by signing up through Cloquet Community Education. For $20 members get a tech shirt along with 50% off the Cloquet Sawdust 5k and the Cloquet River Run 5k. If you'd prefer not to officially join, you can just simply show up and run with us! Follow us on Facebook or send your e-mail address to email@example.com if you'd like to receive a weekly update as to where we will be meeting.
Moms Run This Town
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Duluth chapter of a national club, Moms Run This Town, is very informal and fun. Free to join and open to any skill level, it provides the opportunity for moms to meet other moms, arrange group runs or find running/race buddies, share stories and tips, or receive/provide encouragement and support. Join us on Facebook to get in on the fun!
Northern Minnesota Track Club
Contact Name: Duluth Running Co and Austin-Jarrow
Contact Phone: 218-728-1148 and 218-722-1185
Description: The Northern Minnesota Track Club puts on two trail race series - one in the spring, and one in the fall. The races are hilly, challenging, and run on some of the Duluth area's most scenic trails. Runners of all skill levels participate, and it is a great way to meet fellow runners. The cost for each race is $1. The race schedule is decided in late March and can be found at the Duluth Running Co and Austin-Jarrow shoe store. The races are also posted on the Northland Runner race calendar.
North Shore Striders
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Description: Join the North Shore Striders (NSS) - one of the oldest but hippest running clubs in the Upper Midwest! After a 23-year hiatus, the running club that started the world famous Grandma’s Marathon is up and running again. Annual memberships to the North Shore Striders are $20 for an individual and $30 for a family. For more information on becoming a member, member benefits, and upcoming NSS events, visit our website or our Facebook page.
Upper Midwest Trail Runners
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Upper Midwest Trail Runners (UMTR) is an organization for anyone who likes to run off-road. Some of us are serious ultra runners. Others are recreational runners who seldom, if ever, enter a race. We want to encourage more people to run trails and enjoy themselves before, during, and after runs. The UMTR sponsors of a number of fun and challenging racing series with distances ranging from 5K to ultra-marathon. Other activities include participation in trail maintenance, low-key fun runs, and promotion of trail resources, races and running throughout the upper Midwest.
Wednesday Winter Running Meet-up
Description: This is a loosely organized group of runners just out to have fun. All abilities and speeds are welcome!
- Meet in the big lot between Dewitt-Seitz and Grandmas Restaurant (corner of Morse St and Lake Ave.) on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.
- Run will be on the Lakewalk (lit and plowed).
- Various distances up to 6 miles or so.
- We run in all kinds of weather ;->
Zilch to 5k Running Program
Contact Name: Tortoise and Hare Footwear
Contact Phone: 218-624-4840
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Description: Tortoise and Hare’s from “Zilch to 5k” program is designed to introduce (or reintroduce) people to the sport of running fitness as a lifelong activity and prepare them to complete a 5k race at their own pace and injury free! We will get you in tiptop shape for a mid June to mid July 5k. The first meeting is April 10th, 2012.