Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Arizona Road Racers
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Norm Janoff about the Arizona Road Racers. You’ll often find them running around the Maricopa County area in Arizona.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Hi Norm! Who are you? Give us your best one line bio
Hi there! I am president of the Arizona Road Racers, the largest running club in Arizona.
Tell us a bit about the club history
ARR was founded in 1970. We are the oldest and largest running club in Arizona.
Nice! Tell us a bit about your members, what level of runners typically run with you?
We have over 1000 members. We cater to runners across the spectrum of talent and have a special incentives for all runners 17 years and younger.
Where/when do you usually meet and run?
Local subgroups run together across Maricopa County. Our webpage under the "Running Groups" tab allow runners to list their subgroups to attract additional runners.
Any cost to be a member/join?
It’s $25/year for a single membership; $35 for a single year family membership. Two and three year membership are also available at a discount.
Are you affiliated with any events?
We produce 11 races throughout the year including a five race summer series, a Thanksgiving Day 10 mile, 5K and 1 mile along with a marathon and half marathon.
Where are your favourite spots to run in/around the city?
Popular running locations include Mummy Mountain, Reach 11 and the Arizona Canal. Great desert views along with sunrises are some of the highlights of running in Arizona.
Do you have any favourite races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with :)
I like the Phoenix 10K, Litchfield Park 10K and 5K.
Anything else that we should know?
Membership in ARR provides discounts to our races as well as discounts at most area running stores. We also provide a free race to our members. ARR supports the running community by producing races like a 20K and 30K that are not offered by professional running organizations. We also provide substantial discounts to runners 17 years and younger.
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with the Arizona Road Racers, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Find more runs around Phoenix
Looking for runs in and around Phoenix? The RunGuides Phoenix race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area - www.runguides.com/phoenix/runs