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Four Great (& Free!) Running Groups


I love running. I especially love running around Adelaide. With so many beautiful locations to run through, from our beautiful beaches and the River Torrens, to our leafy suburbs and the hills – whatever kind of terrain and scenery you want, you can pretty much find it in Adelaide. Plus, it’s now Spring! Which means flowers and trees are blooming, ducklings are waddling around and little fluffy grey goslings are getting about the place looking all kinds of cute. So, you know, everywhere is especially beautiful – why not try to see as much of it as possible in the time you have?

Whether you’re already a runner and don’t want to run alone, or if you want to get into running and you’re not quite sure where to start, getting involved with a running club is a great thing to do. They’re fun and social and no matter what level you’re at with running, you can rest assured that you won’t be the only one – far from it!

We have a great selection of running groups to choose from here in Adelaide, but do you know what’s better than a running group? A free running group! Then again, do you know what’s better than a free running group? Four free running groups! Here they are:

  1. Running Domain
    With five different free group runs available every single week of the year, you should be able to find a group that works in with your schedule. Mornings or evenings, with various routes and locations, Running Domain are probably the most flexible of the free running groups.
  2. The Running CompanyAdelaide and South Adelaide
    The Running Domain shares a group run with The Running Company on Wednesday nights, when the group leaves from The Running Company’s Adelaide store on Unley Road. There’s also a South Adelaide run the same night, which leaves from the Port Noarlunga store. In both cases you can leave your valuables locked up safely in the shop – how convenient!
  3. Adelaide Running Crew
    The Adelaide Running Crew are a social group that love having fun and celebrating everyone’s achievements, no matter what level they’re at. Running on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, these guys typically stick to the Uni Loop on Wednesdays and vary their Saturday run around the CBD area.
  4. Nike+ Run Club Adelaide
    These guys ran past me along the river the other night and were the inspiration for this post. They run on Tuesday evenings starting from Rundle Mall and cater to runners of every pace. They’ll check your belongings in to keep them safe but remember, you have to register to join this group so don’t just rock up unannounced!
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