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Adventure Trail Running Club - No flat & fast courses or track running for us!  We don't like running in circles, & the only time our shoes touch the pavement is to cross the road to get to the trail on the other side.  If this sounds like you, call or e-mail Ted or Tammy at Roo Roo, 619-793-6844,

A Running Experience Club - Long Beach fun runs, Wed. 6:30 pm, Limerick's, 5734 E. 2nd St., Naples (at Ravenna); Sun. 8:00am at Bayshore & Ocean in the parking lot.  Socials, race info & USATF reg. since 1981.  All abilities & ages.  Todd Rose 562-421-6563.

Beginners Running and Walking Club - Sat. & Sun. am, West L.A./Beverly Hills, variety of courses & distances.  Yearly fee.  Cheryl, Off 'n Running Tours - 310-246-1418.

Cal Coast Track Club - All levels welcome, beginner through elite.  Expert coaching for individual & group training in Newport, Irvine, Mission Viejo & Costa Mesa.  Sat/Sun morning long runs; Tues 5:30pm intervals; Wed 5:45pm distance; Thurs 6pm distance.  714-476-7076 or

Christian Runners - Go the distance meets at the Back Bay Mon 6pm & Sat 8am near Irvine & University on trail by YMCA driveway.  Train for 5k, 10k & Half Marathons.  All abilities.  Upcoming races, call 949-645-5050 ext 316

Coach Pat Connelly Running & Training Club - Middle distance & marathon.  Tues. 6pm, Van Nuys; Wed. 6:30pm, Santa Monica.  818-994-0682

Diablo Road Runners  - "Located in Contra Costa County, we are a group of about 200 people who     enjoy running and socializing. Our members range widely in age and ability. Our ages vary from less than  a year to more than seventy, with the majority in the 25-55 age bracket.  PO Box 31236 Walnut Creek, CA  94598   More information:   Our hot line number is (925) 906-8880, we run Wednesday evenings at 6:45.
THE EAST BAY FRONT RUNNERS AND WALKERS is a group of lesbians, gay men (LGBTIQ) and friends who run in thrillingly scenic locations on the East Bay side of the San Francisco Bay every Saturday morning.

Golden Gate Park Running Club - Focuses on training for next years' Bay to Breakers & SF Marathon.  Bill Morgan, former Lowell High City Mile champ & Bay to Breakers record holder (and lifetime GGP runner) teaches the way to reach your full running potential using the first urban long-distance training facility in the world.  530-235-4238

Joints in Motion - The newest marathon training program to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.  Recruiting runners for the Honolulu Marathon or Walt Disney World Marathon.  Each participant receives a free round trip ticket to Honolulu or Orlando + hotel accommodations.  Call the Arthritis Foundation by October 9.  619-492-1090

L.A. Leggers - Marathon training program & running club with over 1,000 members.  August-March, Sat am runs & seminars on running, nutrition, injury prevention, etc.  $45 annual membership includes t-shirt, Galloway Book & weekly prizes.  310-577-8000 or

Los Angeles Orienteering Club - Navigating trails & cross country terrain using compass & map.  Monthly events.  818-769-0906 or

The Los Angeles Triathlon Club was established to provide a network of information, support services, training & racing activities, friendship and fun for all ages and abilities. The LATri Club is currently the largest racing club in the LA area.

Movin' Shoes Running Club - Weekly events.  Mon. 6pm, 5- miles, Encinitas; Tues. 6:30pm, speed training, North County locations; Wed. 6 pm, 5 mile social run/dinner, Mission Beach; Thurs. 6pm, aqua jogging, Mission Beach Plunge; Sat. 8am, 6- mile Surf & Turf beach run, Encinitas, and 9am 6-mile Whine at Nine, La Mesa; Sun. 7am outback adventure run, La Mesa.  619-466-1656.

New Moms & Babies Beginners Running and Walking Club - Bring your baby jogger 10am Mon. & Thurs., variety of West L.A. & Valley courses, first session free.  Cheryl, Off 'n Running Tours 310-246-1418.

Santa Monica Track Club - Community group, runners of all ages/abilities.  1-3 quality sessions a week (tempo runs, fartlek sessions, repeat hills, track sessions), Mon.-Fri. 4:30-6pm, Sat./Sun. 8:30-10am, Santa Monica, Palisades Park & Ocean & Montana Aves.  Mike Craigie pager, 310-313-8882.

SoCal Track Club - Mission Viejo.  Professional coaching available, Sun. 7:30am long trail run; Tues. 5:30pm speedwork; Thurs. 6pm trail run; Sat. hill repeats.  All levels.  For runners committed to improvement, a comprehensive program addressing endurance, speed, strength, flexibility & nutrition.  USAT&F sanctioned club #9907.  P.O. Box 80877, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  92688, 949-589-0242.

Summer Twilight Run/Ride/Walk - Tues. eves. thru Aug. 25, 6:45pm, corner of Ocean Ave. & San Vincente Blvd., 3-6-mile run/walk course along beach.  8-10-mile bike ride.  Includes energy snack.  Reservations, Off 'n Running Tours, 310-246-1418.

Tamalpa Runners - Competitive & recreational club, organized weekly track & trail runs, monthly club races.  PA-USATF racing teams, socials, newsletter.  Craig Stern, 415-892-0597 or email

Team Runners High - Workouts Tues. 6pm, Cypress JC track; Thurs. 6pm, 5375 E. 2nd St. Belmont Shore; Sun. 8 am El Dorado Park near library.  18 years and up, all abilities, coaching, newsletter, races, socials.  Coach Jeff Tribole, 562-496-4760

Trail Runners Club - Sun. am Santa Monica Mountains, trail adventuruns, all abilities.  Stan Swartz, 310-459-3757 or email or

West L.A. Sat. & Sun. Morning Running & Walking Club - 8am weekends, variety of courses, distances & terrain.  Train for your first 5k, 10 k or Half Marathon, all levels.  Fresh fruit, water & bagels provided.  First session free.  Cheryl, Off 'n Running Tours, 310-246-1418.

26.2 Club - 5k to Marathon group training schedules, clinics, discounts.  Camarillo & San Fernando Valley.  805-482-4659.

South Coast Road Runners Club - of Orange County meets Mon and Thur at 6pm and Sat at 8am at the Heritage Park youth center, 4601 Walnut Ave., Irvine.  Runners, walkers and joggers can participate in three-, six- and eight-mile courses.  949-786-6377.

Snails Pace Running Club - meets for four- to six-mile runs each Wed at 6pm starting at Warner Avenue and Euclid Street in Fountain Valley.  The club also sponsors monthly races and group trips.  714-842-2337.

California Coast Track Club - A running club for all ages and abilities, meets each Mon at 6pm at University High School in Irvine.  714-377-0241.

Orange County Track Club - An all-abilities running club, holds fun runs Mon and Thurs in Newport Beach and Irvine and interval workouts on Tue at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.  Other activities include races, potlucks and social activities.  714-847-0307.

A Running Experience Club - Fun runs, Wed. 6:30pm, Limericks, 5734 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach.  Sun. 8am, Bayshore & Ocean in the parking lot.  Socials, race info & USATF reg. since 1981.  All abilities & ages.  562-421-6563.