Get To Know Your Running Clubs: Runner's High Club
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Gary Mulvihill about the Houston based Runner’s High Club I Gary is the co-founder of the club and at the time of this article, has run 18 marathons, one full ironman and three half ironman races. When he’s not out testing his endurance he can be found coaching the club’s hill and track programs.
Want to learn more about the club? Read on!
Tell us a bit about your club history and membership
The Runner’s High Club started 1997, and was born from desire to share knowledge with other runners. Since then we have helped hundreds of runners meet their goals.
Club membership includes a 21 week marathon training program for runners of all levels (complete beginners to advanced) as well as training for 5K and 10K races. Marathon training runs every August , Half Marathon training starts in October, and a nominal fee includes a training schedule, coaching seminars, group runs as well as a signature dri-fit running top. Meetings and short seminars on running topics take place every Saturday morning following a group run.
In addition to getting you in shape, Runner's High Club provides a great way to meet new running friends. Monthly social events include happy hours, pizza nights, breakfasts and attending sporting events. For those planning to run out-of-town marathons, schedules are available to help you attain specific goals. The club has groups training to run 1/2 marathon, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, and Austin marathons.
Where/when do you usually meet?
We run track workouts on Tuesday’s and, hill workouts on Thursdays and organized and supported long runs every Saturday.
You can find the most up to date information on the club website - http://www.runnershighclub.com/
Any cost to be a member/join?
Yes, there are two levels of membership that we offer; $75 for half marathon training and $95 for marathon training. We have 350 spots available each season, they sell out every year.
Are you affiliated with any events?
We’re affiliated with a couple events, the Run Wild 5K and Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer 5k
Where are your favourite spots to run in/around the city?
We love running through the river oaks area of town!
Do you have any favourite races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with of course :)
One of my favorites is the Houston Heights 5k race.
Anything else that we should know?
One of the things that we’re proud of is that we actively work to support several local charities
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Looking for runs in and around Houston? Have a look at the RunGuides Houston Runs Calendar for a list of all upcoming runs in the area