Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Surprise Running Club

In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Keith Riegers about the Surprise Running Club.

Want to learn more about them? Read on!

Hi Keith! Who are you? Give us your best one line bio

I am Coach Keith, author of the book "Optimized Runner".

Tell us a bit about the Surprise Running Club history

Established in 2007, the Surprise Running Club is a free private running club in Surprise, Arizona with 500+ members. The goal of SRC is to encourage & inspire runners & walkers of all ages & abilities. SRC is not competitive, it is simply about Fitness, Friends, and Fun… F3!

Nice! what sort of runners typically run with the group? 

First off, our members have a "We Not Me" attitude. They are focused on encouraging and inspiring others more than their own personal benefit. Secondly, we have runners & walkers of all ages and abilities and no matter what your running ability is, you will fit in comfortably. We have four ability levels for you to choose from (Woggers, Joggers, Runners, and Speedsters).

Where/when do you usually meet and run?

RUN WORKOUTS - Every Monday from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, rain or shine.
Marley Park Elementary School, 15042 West Sweetwater Avenue, Surprise, AZ 85379.
Meet at the Big Blue Gazebo across the street. See the following map

STAIR WORKOUTS - Every Wednesday from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, rain or shine.
Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374.
Meet at the SW corner of the Big Parking Garage. See the following map

TRAIL WORKOUTS - Every Friday from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, rain or shine.
White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell, AZ 85355.
Meet in front of the library. See the following map

Any cost to be a member/join?

No, membership is free.

Is the Surprise Running Club affiliated with any events?

We don’t host any events.

Where are your favourite spots to run in/around Surprise?

 White Tank Mountains.

Do you personally have any favourite local races? 

My favorite races are with Aravaipa Running, checkout their website for more information. 

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Published on May 09, 2017