Group Runs

Did you start running or a workout program, and then quit because it was hard to find the motivation on your own?  There are times when running and working out is just easier when you have someone to do it with.  Sometimes, finding that someone is difficult.  With our group runs, you’re all set!

And now you ask, “But, what if I’m the slowest?”  Not a problem!  All paces are welcome to join in our group runs! You are bound to find a “pace buddy.”  Still concerned about keeping up?  Invite others to come with you!  With more people, we can accommodate more paces, and no one is left behind. All group runs are free and open to the public.  Group runs happen rain or shine, but will be canceled in the event of lightning, ice, or other severe weather conditions.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat for the latest information concerning group runs.

Grit Group Run

The Grit Group Run is an easy out-and-back 4 mile course so you can go as far or as short as you like! The Grit Group run is held on Thursdays at 6pm.  All abilities welcome and encouraged, walkers, runners, dogs and strollers!

***Please no dogs if the temperature is above 85 degrees. Our 4-legged friends have a fur coat, do not sweat like we do, and their paws get burned on hot pavement.***

The course crosses a few intersections before it turns onto the Greg Smith River Trail, so we ask that you still be extra cautious, obey traffic signals, and never assume a driver “sees” you.

1. Sign the waiver
2. Obey traffic signals
3. Wear bright clothing OR use lights OR other visibility gear.
4. All dogs MUST be on a leash at all times.

Please remember to sign waiver at the front table for your chance to win a $10 TGRC gift card. Goal-specific training groups, such as the Marathon Training Group or Find Your Wings Training Groups are reserved for registered/paid participants only. For more information, call 479-434-3571.

Thursdays 6PM

Find Your Wings Group Run

About the Program
This program is designed for people who have never run before or who have not run for a very long time. Find Your Wings is for folks who want a structured program to help get in shape without getting injured along the way. We start with gentle workouts, giving your body time to adapt to running over the 7 weeks. The goal is to complete a 5K (3.1 miles) distance. The cost of the program is $85.

What You will Receive:

  • A 7-week structured program building towards your 5K goal
  • Two fully supported group workouts a week
  • Information on topics ranging from proper footwear, injury prevention, nutrition, etc.
  • A TGRC Find Your Wings program shirt
  • Entry fee into the FCA River Valley Run 5K (Saturday, November 4, 2017)
  • Training journal
  • Positive support, coaching, and a fun group to keep you motivated!

The program begins on September 19 and runs through October 31, with the graduation 5K held on November 4.  The Find Your Wings Group will meet on Tuesdays at 6pm (starting September 19) and on Saturdays at 9am. Please arrive ready to workout.

Groups are limited to 10 participants.  If we have greater interest, we will establish another group of 10.

Who Can Register:
Registrants MUST be at least 14 years old. Registrants under the age of 18 MUST have parent/guardian sign the waiver and release.