Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Dashing Whippets Running Team
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Adam Forkner, co-founder of the Boston chapter of the Dashing Whippets Running Team.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
We are the Boston chapter of the Dashing Whippets Running Team, which was founded in NYC in 2009. The Boston chapter has been active since 2015. We welcome runners of all backgrounds and abilities, united by a commitment to excelling, and helping others excel, to our fullest potential as athletes. With diverse running goals, we thrive off a vibrant team atmosphere and embrace a culture of encouragement and camaraderie that is driven by dedication and teamwork.
Tell us a bit about your membership? What level of runners do you cater to?
We welcome runners of all abilities. For our Saturday long runs, most Whippets run in the 7:00 to 9:00 per mile range, but those seeking to run faster or slower are always welcome.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
For our Saturday long runs, we usually meet somewhere in the Back Bay. We usually host our weekly speed workouts at one of the outdoor tracks in Cambridge.
What part of the city does your group usually run in/around?
For our Saturday long runs, we usually meet somewhere in the Back Bay and run around Boston and surrounding communities. We usually host our weekly speed workouts at one of the outdoor tracks in Cambridge.
Any cost to be a member/join?
Not at this time.
Is your group affiliated with any events?
We sponsor the Esplanade Association's annual Sunset 5K in June, which supports the Association's efforts to maintain and improve the Charles River Esplanade.
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
We pride ourselves on seeking out tucked-away neighborhoods and other less explored areas around the city. Many of our runs will lead us to Chestnut Hill, Fresh Pond, Castle Island, Jamaica Pond, Franklin Park, the Arnold Arboretum, or various segments of the Charles River and Emerald Necklace.
Anything else that we should know?
We are always looking for new Whippets. Join us for a run!
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with the Dashing Whippets Running Team in Boston, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Meetup
Find more runs around Boston
Looking for runs in and around Boston? The RunGuides Boston race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area www.runguides.com/boston/runs