About | Los Angeles Running Club


The LA Running Club (LARC) was started in 2002 when a group of pace leaders from the LA Road Runners, the official training program of the LA Marathon, were looking for a way to keep running in the "off season"--the 6 months following the LA Marathon.  

Since that time, the LA Running Club has been meeting at the Totem Pole in Santa Monica on Saturdays during that "off season," leading informal group runs, encouraging runners and walkers of all levels, and providing hydration support, snacks, friendly faces, and opportunities to connect with the running community. 

LARC now offers activities year-round, including weekday running and walking meetups, a weekly track workout led by certified coaches on Wednesdays at Santa Monica High School, the longstanding Saturday meetup at the Totem Pole, an annual 5K race, and other special events.

The LA Running Club is a member-supported organization. We welcome athletes of all levels, and membership is not required in order to participate in LARC activities. The support of members helps the Club put on all of these activities, and members receive perks that include an LARC technical shirt, discounts on registration for select races, discounts on LARC merch, and entry into periodic drawings for free race registrations and other goodies.

Follow LA Running Club on Instagram @larunningclub and join our Facebook group for announcements and updates.

Our coaches and leadership are always available to offer advice, discuss training plans, or  answer questions.  Whether you run, run/walk, or walk, you have a home in the running community with the LA Running Club!

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