The Detroit Free Press/Chemical 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.

If you run or belong to a club that should be listed below, please contact Leah Yanuszeski at lyanuszesk@michigan.com.

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.

Blue Heron Blazers
A group for runners in Tecumseh & Windsor area, meets on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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

City Sneakers
Meet at various places in Mount Clemens. More information here.

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.

Gazelle Sports
Group runs from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, Northville and Birmingham.

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

Howell Underground Running Team (HURT)
Meets every Monday at 7pm in front of Howell School Track and Football Field.  Check out http://runhowell.com/ for additional times.

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)

New Balance – Utica
Meet Thursday evenings for a Free Injury Clinic from 6-8pm for free consultations with a medical professional.

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.

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. Group runs on Wednesday at 6:30pm.

Running For Brews Royal Oak
Meet every Monday at the Royal Oak Brewrey for a 3-mile run. More information can be found here.

Running Lab 8RUN0 Club
Every Tuesday at 6:00pm in Brighton, MI

Running Fit – Ann Arbor Downtown
Mondays and Thursdays

Running Fit – Ann Arbor West

Running Fit – Northville

Running Fit – West Bloomfield
Mondays and Wednesdays

Running Fit – Novi

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

St. Clair Running Club 
Meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Plaza. Information can be found here.

SherBalance – Sherwood Brewing Company in Shelby Township
Meets on Monday for a 2, 4 or 6-mile route.

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.

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).

West Bloomfield Trail Runners (WBTR)
Group runs 6 days/week, year around and anywhere between Plymouth & Birmingham.
For more info: Facebook, GarminConnect, Strava

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.

501 Running Club (Northville Area)
Meets Wednesday evenings in the Northville area and Saturday mornings at Kensington Metropark for long runs. More information can be found here and the club can be contacted by emailing bod@501runningclub.com.