Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Sacramento Running Association RUNdezvous
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Haley Gonzales about the Sacramento Running Association RUNdezvous run group (SRA).
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Hi Haley! Who are you? Give us your best one line bio
I am a runner who loves the Sacramento community and sharing my love of running with others.
Tell us a bit about SRA's history
The SRA started doing community runs in 2014. We have a community run once a month, they are always free, and we run in different locations all over the Sacramento area.
Nice! what sort of runners typically run with the group?
We cater to all levels of runners, walkers are welcome too.
Where/when do you usually meet and run?
Different locations all over Sacramento - running shops, breweries, the American River Parkway have all been locations of our runs
Any cost to be a member/join?
Free for all!
Is RSA affiliated with any events?
Many of our community runs promote some kind of local event. But there are a few I'd like to highlight: Each year we do a Boston Send-Off Run; at this run we celebrate our local Sacramento runners that are headed to Boston. We encourage all of the running community to come join the celebration and we raffle off great prizes! In June we do a run on Global Running Day, and in December we do a shake out run the day before the California International Marathon. The SRA hosts the CIM every December, the race draws runners from all over the world.
Where are your favorite spots to run in/around Sacramento?
My personal favorite spots are anywhere along the American River Parkway. We (the SRA) also have a list of great running spots on our website.
Do you personally have any favorite local races?
My personal favorite is the California International Marathon - not because I am with SRA, but because that is the race where I went to cheer on a friend and decided to become a runner. Other than the CIM my favorite Sacramento race is the Run To Feed The Hungry. It is the local Thanksgiving run and just about ALL of Sacramento is at this race - I believe it is the largest Thanksgiving run in the Country! If you want to know the Sacramento community just come to this race.
Anything else that we should know?
If you want to start running, come joins us! Info about our monthly runs is always posted on our Facebook page. Also, check out our website; we have a lot of great information about running in Sacramento.
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with SRA, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Find more runs around Sacramento
Looking for runs in and around Sacramento? The RunGuides Sacramento race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area - www.runguides.com/sacramento/runs