Running Groups provide regularly scheduled meet-ups and are a great way to meet people with similar interests and goals. Many groups also support their communities with fund raising events and volunteer opportunities. Although most groups are open to runners of all abilities, it’s a good idea to attend a few meet-ups before joining to make sure it’s right for you.


Glastonbury River Runners –

GRR promotes running for camaraderie, health, and competition for runners of all ages and abilities.

Hartbeat Track Club –

Competitive CT racing team in the Greater Hartford area.

Hartford Track Club –

A running club that provides a mechanism with which you can make things happen in the world of running.

Manchester Running Club –

MRC offers individualized running plans for beginners to sub-elite runners. Training groups are open to all levels of runners.

Run 169 Towns Society –

Challenge yourself to run all 169 towns in Connecticut.

Shenipsit Striders –

A group of people ranging from walkers and hikers to speedsters and ultra-runners.

Silk City Striders –

A Manchester, CT based running club, open to runners of all speeds.

Eight Six Go –

Eight Six Go is an inclusive running group based in Hartford, Connecticut, focused on creating a community where people feel comfortable enough to challenge themselves. They run in & around our Capital City, remaining visible to those who may one day find themselves joining!

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Road Runners –

The largest running club in RI, their members come in all ages, shapes, sizes and skill levels

Western MA

Greater Springfield Harriers –

An athletic club focused on the specific sports of track and field, cross country, long distance running (particularly road races), and race walking.

Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club –

Open to women walkers and runners of all ages.