What is Run Austin?

Welcome to RUN AUSTIN®, your premier hub for finding run groups to help with marathon and half marathon preparation in the heart of Texas. As the home of the iconic Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K and  3M Half Marathon, we’re here to support your running journey every step of the way. Whether you’re seeking training partners, a friendly race atmosphere, or simply the chance to meet fellow running enthusiasts, Austin’s running community has you covered.

Running in Austin is an invigorating experience that immerses you in the city’s vibrant culture and breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, lacing up your running shoes in Austin means embarking on a thrilling adventure. The city offers an array of diverse running routes, catering to every preference and fitness level.

Running in Austin isn’t just about exercise; it’s about embracing the spirit of the city and exploring the unique blend of natural beauty and urban charm that sets Austin apart. Together, we RUN AUSTIN®

How to Find the Perfect Running Group

Austin is a diverse city with many different running groups. When choosing a running group, consider your goals, pace, preferred running distances, and even your preferred time of day to run. Check out the detailed descriptions and reviews for each group listed below to find a group whose members share your interests. And remember, every group listed on our site is free to join unless specified otherwise. So, take a leap, put on those running shoes, and meet some fellow Austinites.

Running Groups in Austin Guide

Fleet Feet Austin

Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Friday 6:30 AM – Fleet Feet Austin 211 Walter Seaholm Dr. LR110 Austin TX 78701

    3-7 Miles

  • About:

    Any pace and distance are encouraged, although a majority of the group will typically range from 3 to 7 miles. Those looking to go farther are encouraged to arrive earlier to finish with the group and we’re pet friendly—so bring along your four-legged friends if they’d like to join.

The Morning Jo’s

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Tuesday 6:00 AM –1300 South Congress Avenue (Jo’s Coffee)

    3-6 miles

  • About:

    The Morning Jo’s prides themselves on embodying “All Faces, All Paces!” You’ll be welcomed by hundreds of friendly runners and walkers, bright and early, for an out-and-back three-to-six mile run through the Capital and the University of Texas. Jo’s Coffee invites runners to socialize afterwards which typically goes until 7:30 A.M.

Twenty-Six Two Phil’s Hills Workout

Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Day & Time: Tuesday 6:30pm
    Distance: 4 miles
    Second Run Option: Saturday 7am, 1611 W 5th St

  • About:

    Our club’s mission is to support marathoners, half-marathoners and runners of all experience levels – from first-timers to advanced marathoners and to promote the sport in and around Austin, Texas. In addition, every year Twenty-Six Two provides free training to a group of runners who want to complete their first marathon or goal race.

RAW Running

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    TUESDAY 7:00 PM – at Mean Eyed Cat

    Distance varies by workout.Check weekly instagram.

  • About:

    RAW  brings people together to bust their ass each week to become better runners and improve their fitness. #HAF pace

Austin Tri Club (Monday Evening Run)

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    MONDAY 6:00 PM – Mean Eyed Cat on West 5th

    Join us for a casual run to start the week off. 3-5 miles

  • About:

    We are a non profit Triathlon Club, that hosts a weekly run. Each week focuses on either hills, track, intervals, or tempo workouts for all levels of athletes. We welcome all, but also have a membership that one can join.

5RUN2

Club

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    WEDNESDAY  6:30 AM –  Kerby Lane South Lamar

    5K & 5 Mile

  • About:

    We’re a close knit and smaller running group of 15-20 average weekly runners. In being a smaller group we like to really run and meet people on a personal level. No runner is the same and because of that we welcome and lift up every runner that joins us.

Austin Front Runners

Club

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    TUESDAY 6:o0 PM  – The Rock on Lady Bird Lake. (North side of Roberta Crenshaw Bridge)

    THURSDAY 6:o0 PM – The Rock

    SATURDAY 10 AM – The Rock

  • About:

    Austin Front Runners is an LGBTQ+ running group open to all fitness levels from walkers to experienced marathoners. The focus of the club is to bring runners together to support one another and network within our community. Members of the group participate in running events that are held locally, nationally, and internationally. Above all we offer one another friendly support.

Rise and Run South Austin

Club, Social Group, Goal Event Programming, Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    MONDAY 7:00 PM – The Shops at Onion Creek (11215 S IH-35)
    TUESDAY 5:00 AM – 500 West William Cannon
    WEDNESDAY 5:30 AM – Fleet Feet-5900 W Slaughter Ln
    THURSDAY 5:00 AM – CVS 520 W Slaughter Ln, 3-5 miles
    Visit Site for More Info

  • About:

    Free ATX Running group with workouts by an RRCA certified coach. All paces and abilities welcome.

Circle C Run Club

Club, Social Group, Goal Event Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    TUESDAY 7:30 p.m – Fleet Feet Circle C
    2-3 miles

    SATURDAY 7:00 AM – Circle C Ranch Community Center (7817 La Crosse Ave. Austin, TX 78739)
    2-5 miles

    more runs on their website.

  • About:

    Our club’s mission is to bring the neighbors of Circle C and southwest Austin together through running, building community and having fun. We foster a safe environment for runners by hosting organized runs, providing a platform for runners to stay connected, promoting safety, and giving back to the community.

East Side Beer Runners

Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM – Central Machine Works, 4824 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

  • About:

    A free running group that loves beer. All runners welcome!

ATX Runners LLC

Club

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    TUESDAY & THURSDAYS 6:00 PM – O Henry Middle School (2610 W. 10th St), 3 mile track workout

    SATURDAYS 7:00 AM – O Henry Middle School (2610 W. 10th St)

  • About:

    A welcoming, Austin TX nonprofit 501(c3) running club that offers free training and group runs led by RRCA-certified Coach, Al Cumming. By runners and for runners.

Comedor Run Club

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    MONDAY 10:00 AM – 501 Colorado St. at Comedor Restaurant
    1-3 mile run

    WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM – 501 Colorado St. at Comedor Restaurant
    2-3 mile run

    FRIDAY 10 AM – 501 Colorado St. at Comedor Restaurant
    2-3 mile run

  • About:

    CRC is a hospitality profession based, non profit run club, offering a healthy space for connection and camaraderie. We are a causal paced run crew with 2 and 3 mile distance in the later morning hours at 10a on MWF. We also offer a Thursday 8p run on the beautiful East Side or Austin We encourage you to show up as you are in your running or physical health journey.

Pfun Runners

Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    SATURDAY 7:30 AM – Parking lot behind West Pecan Coffee + Beer 100 W Pecan St, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    3 miles

  • About:

    Local group open to all, we have a mix of runners and walkers at various paces. We meet at West Pecan Coffee + Beer Saturday mornings and try to throw in an evening Happy Hour Run once a month from Three Legged Goat. We like to enjoy coffee and tacos together after our morning run.

ATX Women’s Run Club

Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Varies, but you will likely find as at a coffee shop.

  • About:

    We love being a part of Austin’s great running community and. We explore different parts of Austin with our weekly runs or join other groups’ social runs. Each runner can set their own distance and pace at each run.

Buda Running Club

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    WEDNESDAY 5:00 AM – 206 N. Main St. Buda, TX 78610
    3-4 miles

    FRIDAY 5:00 AM – 206 N. Main St. Buda, TX 78610
    3-4 miles

  • About:

    Buda Running Club hosts free and friendly community runs where all pace levels are welcome to join. We run early morning every Wednesday and Fridays at 5 a.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. with a consistent four mile route. Our runs are also social where we also enjoy a cup of coffee after our runs. All paces are welcome to join in on the fun runs we host.

Team RADIOactive

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    McCallum High School

  • About:

    Team RADIOactive is the premier triathlon club in Austin, Texas. We are a nonprofit that is an energetic, supportive, and positively encouraging team. We foster athlete growth both personally and collectively. Through fun and active events that are all inclusive, community minded, and charitably focused, our team helps athletes train for and participate in local, national, and international sporting events.

ARC Monday Night Run

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Ready to Run, 3616 Far W Blvd Ste 120, Austin, TX 78731

  • About:

    The group runs different routes in the Far West and Shoal Creek neighborhoods. There is a wide range of paces from beginners to experienced runners.

Plant Powered Athlete

Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    We are a free walking/running group based out of Austin, Texas. We meet every Sunday morning are various vegan friendly eateries around town. We cover 3-5 miles.

  • About:

    You can find us on Instagram or Facebook

Sunrise Track Club

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Austin High School Track

  • About:

    Sunrise Track Club is a laid back, all paces friendly group that meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 6 AM for a different track workout each week. There are always two options for the workout and all pace groups available. Our motto is do it or don’t do it!

Texas Dream Team

Club, Social Group, Goal Event Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    181 shell stone trail Georgetown Tx 78628

  • About:

    Visit our website for more information

Shoal Creek Striders

Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Fresh Plus grocery parking lot 2917 W Anderson Ln., Austin, TX 78757

  • About:

    Weekly morning runs with a friendly motivational environment. Welcomes all and becomes vastly aquatinted with one another. On Friday we gather at a local coffee shop after the run. Socials found on Facebook, Instagram and Strava.

F3 Austin

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    222 West Ave #120, Austin, TX 78701

  • About:

    We are a free workout group for men of all ages and fitness levels in Austin, TX. F3 is a national organization that promotes fitness, leadership and community service for men.

Austin Beer Run Club

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Hold Out Brewing 1208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78703

  • About:

    The Austin Beer Run Club was founded in 2012. We are a casual run club that meets every Tuesday evening in the heart of Austin. All speeds and abilities are welcome. We’re here to have fun. Always remember the “carrot” at the end of the stick: Cold BEER! We look forward to seeing you!

Dripping Springs Running Club

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Belterra Recreation Center

  • About:

    Our main activity is to produce the Run By The Creek 5K and 10K in Dripping Springs each year. We do have some informal runs each week. Please reach out to get plugged in.

[SRC] Shivaji Run Club

Club, Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Champion Park – 3830 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX

  • About:

    Our mission is to bring people together for a fun-filled group run activity that allows you to run at your own pace while achieving your fitness goals. We believe in promoting diversity in the running community and fitness in our own community. We provide a safe and inclusive space for all, especially new runners, to join us in our weekly runs. Our group is pace friendly, so no matter what your running level is, you can feel comfortable running with us.

SpeedShop Mafia

Social Group

  • About:

    This meetup group is for distance runners (at any level) that want to work on improving track speed, running mechanics, and building strength.

Live Life Active GTX

Social Group

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Georgetown Townsquare

  • About:

    We are a local social walking and running group. We meet up several times a week. We host ask different types of meetups.

November Project

Club

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    N/A

  • About:

    N/A

Loop Running

Club

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    N/A

  • About:

    N/A

Gilbert’s Gazelles

Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Saturday 5:45 AM – 115 Sandra Muraida Way, Suite 105-A, Austin, TX 78703

  • About:

    Training with the Gazelles, you’ll quickly adopt coach Gilbert’s philosophy—RUN WITH JOY!® Our members not only train together; we encourage, support and challenge one another. We train all levels of runners for fitness, or 5Ks to Marathons.

Austin Runners Club

Club

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Our run groups meet all over Austin.

  • About:

    Through running we strive to build a healthier and more active community regardless of ability, age, or background. We promote healthy living, inclusion for all, educational opportunities, and giving back to make our local communities better. www.austinrunners.org

FIT4MOM Pflugerville (Run Club)

Club, Social Group, Goal Event Programming, Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville, TX

  • About:

    Take your running to the next level with Run Club+®, our 8-12week guided training programs for 5K, 10K, or half marathon distance runs. We provide opportunities to learn and improve your running techniques through our detailed training plans, coaching, and community support. All runs and classes are stroller-friendly. Come run with us, mama!

Austin Youth Fitness

Club, Social Group, Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    We are at 15+ elementary schools & parks in Austin! See all of our locations on our website.

  • About:

    Austin Youth Fitness has been encouraging active lifestyles for all participants and promoting fitness fun! Our mission is to teach kiddos to love running and biking as well as the proper form and technique in order to be life long athletes. Austin Youth Fitness committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all of our runners and bikers. We know the importance of socialization to kids’ health, both physical and mental.

Fleet Feet Round Rock Run Club Training Program

Club, Social Group, Goal Event Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    Fleet Feet Round Rock at 3750 Gattis School Rd, suite 500, Round Rock, TX 78664

  • About:

    Our training groups are fun, supportive environment to kickstart your health goals. The program is a mix of walking and running. Run/walk intervals with the goal of longer runs between the walk breaks. We offer 5k and 10k sessions. During the fall, we offer Half Marathon training.

USA FIT Austin (Austin Fit)

Club, Social Group, Goal Event Programming, Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    150 E Riverside (TxDOT parking lot behind the Taco Joint)

  • About:

    Ability-based Saturday morning group runs and a walking program. Daily training schedules to keep you progressing during the week. Encouragement and expertise from trained coaches. Weekly informational seminars on running-related topics. Camaraderie and social events. A USA FIT Austin technical T-shirt.

Rogue Running

Club, Goal Event Programming, Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    410 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703

  • About:

    We are Austin’s original run training program. From beginners prepping for their first 5K to advanced marathoners and trail ultra-marathoners training to go the distance, we train over 1,000 athletes per year with programs for nearly every person and race distance. If you have a goal to chase, then we have a program to help you get there.

TEAM FX

Club, Social Group, Goal Event Programming, Coach Lead Programming

  • When/ Where/ Distance

    We meet Saturday mornings at the park at Sunken Gardens, just east of the south entrance to Barton Springs, with a direct connection to the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail.

  • About:

    We are Austin’s best training program for a cause since 2005. 100% race success! We start where you are, any age or ability, and guide you where you want to go, from a 5K to a full marathon, walking or running, with a focus on injury prevention, while raising awareness and funds for local children removed from life threatening situations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Rise into your own power with positive support, while connecting with others and bringing up the whole community. Year-round engagement. Find your path with TEAM FX.

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