Lace up your shoes and join one of these Indy running clubs

Want to take a page from Forrest Gump’s book and hit the pavement? These running clubs around the Circle City can help.

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If you get bored of the same running route, November Project might be a good fit for you — every Friday run is held at a new location.

A love for running comes naturally to some people — but for others *raises hand* it’s an emotional battle to get moving. Running clubs are the perfect way to get your steps in around the Circle City, with a supportive crew to keep you going. Here are a few that make us want to go the distance.

Indy Runners | Every Saturday-Thursday, times vary
If you’re prepping for a race, Indy Runners is the club for you. Runs occur every day of the week except Friday and utilize popular routes, including the Cultural Trail and the Monon Trail. If you prefer a slower pace, that’s cool too — the group also has organized walks on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Speedway Running Club | Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and every Saturday at 8 a.m.
Westsiders will love this club, which meets at Daredevil Brewing. Weekend warriors can also join the Saturday run, which takes off from The Spark Coffee shop.

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The cold never bothered them anyway — the Indy Runners group meets rain or shine for their outings.

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Bourbon Street Run Club | Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
All paces, ages, and furry friends are welcome in this running club, which uses a standard three-mile route that can be customized to be longer or shorter. Runners and walkers are invited to socialize afterwards at Brew Link Brewing.

November Project | Every Wednesday and Friday, 6 a.m.
More of an early bird? This group hosts free runs every Wednesday starting at the Indiana War Memorial and every Friday at various locations around the city — check their Instagram on Thursdays to find out where.

Pleasant Run Club | Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Fans of Bovaconti, this one’s for you. Pleasant Run Club starts every run here, and has either three-mile or five-mile loops for you to choose from — meaning you can both start and end your workout with a treat.

Monon Track Club | Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and every Saturday at 8 a.m.
Self-proclaimed as “your favorite running club’s favorite running club,” this group also organizes occasional events and even keeps track of all-time best records set by its members. Pro tip: They also have some pretty sweet merch.

Phoenix Fitness and Training | Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. and every Saturday at 9 a.m.
This club’s runs typically start in Broad Ripple, and are thoughtfully structured to prepare members for local events like the Monumental Marathon and the Carmel Marathon. Coaches Doug and Heather are accomplished veterans of runs across the world.

Did we miss a club you love? Let us know.

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