Running With a Group Makes The Winter Miles Less Lonely

Remember MKE, this weekend we turn back our clocks one hour. This means our morning runs will be a teensy bit lighter – for a short while. And our evenings run will be very dark.

Which makes now the perfect time to join a running group! For both safety and camaraderie, running with others is a great way to make your winter miles more pleasant. Fortunately, there are several to choose some in the MKE area – in fact, if you look hard enough, you’ll never have to log solo miles again.

Here are a few local run groups with regular meetups on our radar:

Milwaukee Running Group – This meetup group costs just $5 annually and hosts group runs nearly every day of the week. Runners of all abilities are welcome. The routes differ each week, including some trail running meetups. To learn more about upcoming group runs, visit http://www.meetup.com/The-Milwaukee-Running-Group/

Performance Running Outfitters – Both the Shorewood and Brookfield locations offer weekly group fun runs on Thursday evenings at 6pm. The groups run between 3-5 miles. All ages and paces are welcome. To learn more about upcoming group runs, visit http://www.meetup.com/PerformanceRunning/

1375815_10151888496477629_1023669780_nAfter a recent group run from the Shorewood store location

Sole Sister’s Club – This meet-up group is free to join and offers at least one group run each month. All women are welcome to join, regardless of age, race, color, creed or speed. To learn more about upcoming group runs, visit www.solesistersclub.com

Black Girls Run – This national organization has a Milwaukee chapter that offers run meetups. To learn more about upcoming group runs, visit http://www.blackgirlsrun.com/running-groups/

We Run This – This women’s only group offers group runs in varied locations around the city. To learn more about upcoming group runs, visit http://werunthisblog.wordpress.com/

Fleet Feet – The Brookfield store offers free Tuesday evening and Saturday morning group runs. On Tuesday evenings, the group meets at 6 p.m. and runs 3-5 miles. On Saturday mornings, the group runs 3 miles at 8:45 a.m. All ages and paces are welcome. To learn more about upcoming group runs, visit http://www.meetup.com/Fleet-Feet-Sports/

Tell us: Are there any groups in town that you like to run with? If it’s a group we missed, feel free to add it in the comments section!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

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