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Drop-in Group Runs & Endurance Training Clubs

Published: March 31, 2022

 

Running or walking with a group is a fun way to explore new neighborhoods and meet fellow runners. The enthusiasm of Eugene's running community spills over into organized group runs, many of which are open to visitors for drop-in running. If you are training for a 5K or marathon, adding a group run to your weekly schedule is a great way to achieve accountability. Some of the local running groups offer specific training schedules in advance of the Eugene Marathon or other popular events. 

  • Run Hub Northwest — This family-friendly running store founded by a local, passionate runner, hosts weekly runs from their downtown Eugene storefront that all can join; including a stroller group for parents. For those seeking coaching and a consistent training schedule, Rub Hub also has the Big Timber Running Club which is fee-based. 
  • Eugene Running Company — Another local running store, this one at Oakway Center in Eugene hosts an all-levels inclusive weekly run along Pre's Trail in Alton Baker Park. Likewise, they also offer marathon training for a fee.
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Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.