The Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon would like to help you get to the starting line and on to the finish. Running groups are a great way to meet other runners, share training tips and help to motivate you in your training. There are a number of running groups in metro Detroit and the surrounding areas.

Amherstburg Running Club
Meets on Fridays and on Wednesdays starting in April.

Ann Arbor Track Club
Nov. through March – Meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at the U of M indoor track.
April through Oct. – Meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at the U of M outdoor track.
Third Sunday of each month – Meets at various locations.

Bay Area Runner’s Club
A running group for runners in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties.
Meets on Tuesdays and Sundays at the Bay Area Family Y.

Belle River Running Club
A running group in Belle River, Ontario.

Brighton Area Road Striders (B.A.R.S.)
Meets Wednesdays at Brighton High School and informally on weekends.

Club Running at CMU (Central Michigan University)
Meets Monday through Friday in front of the Student Activity Center.

Detroit Threads Running Team (Detroit/Hamtramck)
Meets on Wednesdays at Detroit Threads in Hamtramck.

Dirt Road Divas
A group in Canton, meets on weekends.

Downriver Runners
A group in Allen Park, meets every Wednesday.

Downtown Detroit Runners & Walkers
Meets every Tuesday 5:45 PM at different downtown restaurants.

Elite Feet (Lapeer and Port Huron)
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in Lapeer.
Meets Thursdays in Port Huron.

Fireland Area Runners Club (FAR)
A running group in the Sandusky Area, meets Saturday mornings.

GP Runners
A Facebook group for runners interested in getting together in Grosse Pointe.

Indian River Striders
Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at various locations.

Island Roadrunners (Grosse Isle)
Meets Saturdays year-round at Grosse Isle Middle School, and on Mondays from March to November at Elizabeth Park.

LaSalle Running Club
A running group based in LaSalle, Ontario.

London Pacers
Meets on Saturdays and Sundays.

Malden Park Runners
A group for runners in Windsor and Essex County, meets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Michigan Running Club (Ann Arbor)
Meets Sunday through Friday, with runs of various distances.

Mt. Morris Track Club
Meets at various places on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for speed work.

Motor City Striders (Huntington Woods)

Northville Road Runners and Walkers
Meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at various locations.

P.R. Fitness
Offers group runs in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and Saturdays.

Riverbend Striders (Flushing)
Meets Wednesdays at the Flint YMCA, and on other various dates.

RUNdetroit
Meets every Saturday at 8:00 AM at their downtown store.

RunGR (Grand Rapids)
Meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at various locations.

Royal Oak Area Runners (ROAR)

Running Fit Stores
Running Fit Stores offer running groups through all of their locations:

Ann Arbor Downtown Running Fit
Mondays and Thursdays

Ann Arbor West Running Fit
Thursdays

Northville Running Fit
Thursdays

West Bloomfield Running Fit
Mondays and Wednesdays

Novi Running Fit
Mondays

Traverse City Downtown Running Fit

RunThisTownDetroit
Meets every Tuesday at 6:00 PM and Saturday at 9:00 AM downtown at YouthVille Detroit.

Social Running Group (Windsor)
Meets at 6:00 PM on Thursdays at various locations.

Stoney Creek Running Club (Various Locations)
Weekend runs at Stony Creek Metropark and various weeknight runs in Rochester, Sterling Heights, Grosse Pointe and Royal Oak.

Team BEAV
Complete a training run on September 24 at Kent Lake.

Tortoise and Hare (Ann Arbor)
Meets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Toledo Roadrunners
Puts on a wide range of races and informal fun runs.

Traverse City Track Club
Meets on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.

Walkers & Runners Around the County Of Essex (W.R.A.C.E.)
Has 15 scheduled runs (5K,10K and a half marathon).

Women On The Run
Women on the Run offers 5K, 10K and half marathon running clinics.

Your Pace Or Mine (Rochester Hills)
Meets on Thursdays and weekends.