Where To Join A Running Club In Joburg

Where To Join A Running Club In Joburg

I’ll be honest an say the thought of running sometimes freaks me out. I remember when I was in primary school and having to participate in those compulsory cross country races and weeks leading up to the big day I would get sick with nerves thinking of ways I can fake sick my way out of it, I think that’s where my initial hate for it came and maybe about a couple of months ago I decided it’s time I look this fear of mine in the face and force myself to love it, but naturally. Here in came running clubs such as Nike and to my shock   when I did my first session at the Nike Running Club, I managed to do the full distance without stopping, I’ve never felt so invincible, liberated in my life, doing something I never thought I could do was such an empowering feeling and I needed more. Though I am far from doing my first marathon it’s definitely been baby steps till I get there. Whilst socialisng and meeting new people I became privy of other running clubs in Joburg and for anyone out there that’s brave enough to brace this winter cold, I have some pretty cool running club suggestions that I think you will like at no cost at all.

Nike Running Club (NRC)

When? Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm (4, 6 , 8 , 12km – times and distance sometimes varies)

Where? Rosebank , The Zone . Nike Run Registration 

RAC (Rand Athletic Club)
When? Tuesday evenings at 5:45pm (5 and 8km Time Trial)
Where? The Old Parktonian Sports Club. 1 Garden Street (just off Jan Smuts Avenue), Bordeaux, Randburg. www.rac.co.za
Morningside Runners
When? Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm (5 and 8km Time Trial)
Where? Morningside Country Club – 1 De Le Ray Road, Morningside. www.morningsiderunners.co.za
The Wanderers Club 
When? Thursday evenings at 5:45pm (5 and 8km Time Trial)
Where? 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg. www.thewanderersclub.co.za 
Delta Park Run
When? Saturday mornings at 08:00am- 5km park Trail run
Where? Delta Park, Victory Park. www.parkrun.co.za/delta
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