Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Social Running Club
In this edition of Get To Know Your Running Club we spoke with Jeanette Frank, Social Accountability Buddy and Director of Social Running. You’ll find the Social Running Club most often running around Fort Worth.
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
Social Running is a grassroots running club that was founded in April 2013. It started off as just a few friends getting together to run and share ideas. SRC organically grew to a network of runners of all abilities and backgrounds. At SRC we take pride in the friendships built on the run as well as the post-run rewards to stay committed to running as not just a goal but a lifestyle.
Tell us a bit about your membership? What level of runners do you cater to?
We charge no membership fees to join us. The greatest thing about our club is that we welcome all abilities and have the most diverse runners/walkers.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
SRC meets YEAR-ROUND at 7PM on Wednesday's at Clearfork Food Park (1541 Merrimac Circle, Fort Worth 76107).
You can get the most up to date information through the group Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/socialrunningfortworth/
Any cost to be a member/join?
Is your group affiliated with any events?
Yes, we host several events within Fort Worth to sponsor our club. Wine Down Relay at Waterside, Mimosa Run, National Run Day at Martin House Brewing, Foodie Run @ Pacific Table, and Foodie Run @ Social House.
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
I have three great recommendations!
- 5k loop around the Trinity Park, Fort Worth (pavement/trail)
- 5 mile trail run, Eagle Mountain Park (trail)
- Over the Lancaster bridge - views of downtown Fort Worth (urban, street).
Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you're affiliated with of course :)
Cowtown Marathon - We usually have one of the largest co-ed groups every year. Also, Party on the Plaza.
Anything else that we should know?
We have about 100 runners that join us every Wednesday and about 5-10 new runners to our group each week. We care about new runners experience and host a "runner-tation" for those who are new to our group to get acclimated and know what to expect when running with us.
Want to connect with the Social Running Club or just learn a bit more about them?
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Looking for runs in and around Dallas/Forth Worth?
You can find a full list of Dallas area runs and races at www.runguides.com/dallas/runs