Central Ohio Training Groups
And Running/Walking Clubs


American Heart Association Team Start!

This is the American Heart Association's Team Start. Join Team Start! and get your community moving. Volunteer to be a leader and start you own team to motivate, inform and inspire each other towards longer-heart-healthier lives.

Team Start! volunteers can also participate in the Walking to Recovery program. Help stroke and cardiac patients through the recovery process by walking with them. By donating just one-hour increments of time you can help a survivor become stronger and regain independence.

For more information Click here.

Team In Training

This is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's marathon and half-marathon training program. Participants receive experienced coaching advice, training programs, weekly newsletters, and a monthly team meeting.

For more information visit www.teamintraining.org/coh



Columbus Roadrunners Club

The Columbus Roadrunners Club (CRRC) is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting and encouraging running at all levels. It has been in continuous existence since 1975 and offers runners weekly group runs, social events throughout the year, and several races each year. CRRC is a member club of the Roadrunners Club of America and USA Track and Field. At any pace you have a place with the Columbus Roadrunners Club.

For more information visit www.columbusroadrunners.org

Central Ohio Runners

Are you looking for a group of friendly, supportive runners to join for runs and maybe a post-run meal or beer? The Central Ohio Runners are a group of friends who get together for training, racing, and socializing. We have regular weekday (morning and evening) runs at local parks and trails and go for longer runs on weekends. Our Thursday social run is a good first run to meet new members. Visit our website FAQ for answers to other questions.

For more information go to www.centralohiorunners.org.



Buckeye Striders

Buckeye Striders is a fitness club that is centered around walking and competitive racewalking and are members of the USATF. The club members participate in competitive Racewalking Events across Ohio and the Midwest as well as noncompetitive walking events including charity 5Ks, half marathons and marathons.

The club organizes walks every Saturday morning at different city/county parks in central Ohio. The pace on Saturday ranges from a fitness walking pace to very competitive. If you want to participate be assured that there will be someone walking at or close to your pace. You need not worry about walking alone.

Walking instruction is also available through the summer on Sunday evenings. Check out the website at http://home.columbus.rr.com/racewalker for more information. If you would like to receive weekly e-mails notifying you of the location of the walks and any special events, please send an e-mail to .

OSU Running Club

The OSU Running Club was founded in Spring Quarter of 2002 and are looking to expand their membership. Club membership is limited to OSU students. All levels and abilities are welcome, so don't worry about being left behind, you'll find someone to run with here. They organize weekly group runs and enter races together as well.

For information visit running.org.ohio-state.edu.



New Albany Walking Club

The New Albany Walking Club was founded in 2003 for the purpose of promoting health through walking. The physical, mental, and social benefits derived from group workouts serve to motivate the many women and men who join our regularly scheduled group walks. The New Albany Walking Club also provides a supportive and nurturing environment for those who wish to train and compete in walking events. Through the activities of the New Albany Walking Club, it is hoped the status of walking will continue to be viewed as a viable health and athletic endeavor.

New Albany Walking Club members meet every Sunday morning at 7:30 AM. We walk along the beautiful roads and walking and bike trails throughout the New Albany community. We have members of all abilities and we always begin our training walks together. There is always someone with whom to train. Our members walk from distances of three miles to as many as twenty-three miles depending on whether or not they are training for competition. Whether you want to train for competition or just want to walk for recreation, you are always welcome.

All members receive the opportunity to train under the guidance of Dr. Phil Heit who is experienced in BOTH running and walking. Phil has been running marathons for over 34 years and has trained many individuals over the years to run in marathons. His efforts these days are devoted to walkers ONLY as it is the philosophy of the New Albany Walking Club that walkers should be training with walkers ONLY as this type of environment serves as a more supportive venue than having walkers train among runners.

Membership is open to anyone who wishes to walk with us. We welcome walkers of all abilities.

For information visit www.newalbanywalkingclub.com.

Columbus Running Club

The Columbus Running Club's Mission is to provide a progressive and beneficial venue for individuals to meet other runners in the Central Ohio Area. The Club and its members strive to foster an environment of fellowship and good will and exemplify key attributes of being friendly, professional, and morally supportive of otherrunners' goals and achievements.

For information, visit www.columbusrunningclub.com



Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Clubs for Women

Speedy Sneakers is dedicated to promoting womens' health and fitness for life through walking and running programs. We Promise to:

  • To be Encouraging, Motivating and Supportive of your personal health and fitness goals.
  • To provide a Friendly, Non-Competitive atmosphere where you can feel Comfortable working towards your goals.
  • To have Fun along your journey to better health and fitness.

For more information Click here.