Community Club, Group & Program Index

This community index is designed to showcase the extraordinary culture of running and training programs in the Austin and surrounding metro areas. There is a vast array of social and coach lead opportunities for aspiring runners and walkers to choose from. Review the Features Key below for a description of the highlighted attributes of each listing.

Free – The organization includes a free participation component.

 

Paid – The organization includes a fee paid structure for participation.

 

shirt crewGear – Additional merchandise is available for purchase.

 

ClubClub – Member of the Road Runners Club of American.

 

Club – Organized group that meets on a regularly scheduled routine.

 

Social Group – Organized group that meets on a regular schedule. Group often convenes at local brew pub or eatery.

 

coffeeSocial Group – Organized group that meets on a regular schedule. Group often convenes at coffee house or eatery.

 

tacoSocial Group – Organized group that meets on regular schedule Group often convenes at local taqueria.

 

ice creamSocial Group – Organized group that meets on a regular schedule. Group often convenes at local eatery or ice cream parlor.

 

cornSocial Group – Organized group that meets on a regular schedule. Group often convenes at local vegan friendly eatery.

 

bagYouth Group – The organization is structured around school aged youth.

 

Coaching – The organization is structured with dedicated training adviser and/or personnel.

 

targetGoal Event – The organization is structed to train towards at goal distance or event.

 

Group Training – The organization is structured in a group instruction and participation format. All fitness abilities welcome.

 

Track – The organization incorporates speed and pace interval programming on a track.

 

Weights – The organization incorporates strength training and/or plyometric exercise programming.

 

Travel – The organization offers destination planning and training for goal events.

 

mapMaps – The organization provides paper route map with turn instructions.

 

watchDigital Tracking – The organization offers digital route tracking options.

 

Aid Station – Water is provided on the training routes.

 

baby joggerFamilies – Baby Joggers are welcome at organization meetings. 

 

dog Pet Friendly – Leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome at organization meetings.

Central Machine Works

Est 2016

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A free running group that loves beer! We meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm from Central Machine Works. All runners welcome!

  • Location: Central Machine Works – 4824 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702.
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Distance: Time-based 45-60 min.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Round Rock

Est 2013

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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.

  • Location: Fleet Feet Round Rock – 3750 Gattis School Road, suite 500, Round Rock, TX 78664.
  • Participation: Paid Program.
  • Schedule: Tuesday evenings & Saturday mornings.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Austin - Central

Est 1998

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Ability-based Saturday morning group runs and walking program. Daily training schedules to maintain progress 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.

  • Location: TxDOT  – 150 East Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704.
  • Participation: Paid Program.
  • Schedule: Saturday mornings.
  • Distance: Half & Full Marathon training distances.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Buda

Est 2019

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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.

  • Location: Donut Palace – 206 N. Main St. Buda, TX 78610.
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: Wednesday & Friday at 5:00 a.m. Sundays too at 6:00 a.m.
  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Austin - Metro

Est 1974

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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

  • Location: Meeting locations vary.
  • Participation: Members.
  • Schedule: Weekly.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Austin - Metro

Est 2014

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Plant Powered Athlete ATX is a running group and social club for plant-based and veg-curious folks in the Austin area. All levels of runners are welcome, as well as non-vegan/non-vegetarian individuals! Various route distances and/or pace groups will be available at each run. Come enjoy a weekly social run and interesting conversation about plant-based nutrition for athletes! 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.

  • Location: Meeting location varies week by week .
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: Sunday mornings.
  • Distance: 3 to 5 mi.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Pflugerville

Est 2012

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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!

  • Location: Pfluger Park – 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville, TX.
  • Participation: Paid membership.
  • Schedule: Saturday morning long runs and 1 option of your choice per week for cross training.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Austin - Metro

Est 2009

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Since 2009, Austin Youth Fitness has been encouraging active lifestyles for all participants and promoting fitness fun! Our mission is to teach kiddos to love running, biking, and yoga as well as the proper form and technique in order to be life long athletes.

  • Location: We are at 15+ elementary schools & parks in Austin! See all of our locations on our website.
  • Participation: Paid program membership.
  • Schedule: Meets once or twice a week
  • Activity: run/walk 1.5 to 2 miles during our class time (collective running with drills, warm-up, skill focus, games)
  • Youth: Kinder thru Middle School ages.
  • Other: After school and camps available.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Austin - Central

Est 2018

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Formerly known as our #caf run, we open our doors for a 6:30am community run each and every Friday morning from our downtown Seaholm location. Any pace and distance is encouraged, although a majority of the group will typically range from three to seven 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.

  • Location: Fleet Feet Austin  – 211 Walter Seaholm Dr., LR110, Austin, TX 78701.
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: 6:35 a.m.
  • Distance: 3 to 7 mi
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Hold Out Brewing

Est 2012

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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!

  • Location: Hold Out Brewing –  1208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78703.
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Circle C Ranch

Est 2014

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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.

  • Location: Circle C Ranch Community Center – 7817 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739.
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: Daily (see website)
  • Distance: Vary between 2 to 6 miles
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Pflugerville

Est 2018

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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.

  • Location: West Pecan Coffee + Beer – 100 W Pecan St, Pflugerville, TX 78660.
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: Saturdays
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Phil's Hills

South Lamar

Est 2020

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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.

  • Powered by: Twenty-Six Two
  • Location: Phil’s Ice House – 2901 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704.
  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Schedule: Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Distance: Four mile route with generous hills.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

South Austin

Est 2018

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

  • Schedule

Monday: 6:30 PM –  Akins High School main entrance 10701 S 1st St.

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.

Saturday:  5:00 AM – Long run starting from HEB 8801 S Congress Ave. 

 

  • Participation: Free to participate.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

Austin - Metro

Est 2020

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This fall, join the Statesman Cap10K on a new adventure that combines your interest in exploring new training routes with the love for a delicious cup o’ joe: Austin’s Coffee House 10K Sunrise Tour. Through this new training program, we’re inviting you to join us each weekend to explore new custom-designed 5K or 10K routes that start and finish at local coffee houses. Reconnect with friends and meet new ones. Join us at the start line of this satisfying new training opportunity.

We’re really excited to see thousands of you training for our annual 10K in this new way and staying connected with the Cap10K community for the long run.

  • Powered by: Statesman Capitol 10,000
  • Location: Sunrise Tour meetings rotate to a new coffee house location every two weeks. Check the event page for the next meeting.
  • Participation: Free to participate, coffee perks for bib passport members.
  • Schedule: Fall tour meetings are approximately every two weeks at 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Fall 2022 Tour runs from October 1 to December 17.
  • Distance: Course routes are measured to an approximate 6.2-mile distance. Participants are encouraged to choose a training distance based on their personal fitness level.
  • Fitness: All abilities welcome.

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