While the Advanced Running Project is worldwide in its support of runners, we are based out of Dayton, Ohio and have partnered with New Balance Dayton, Dayton’s premier running store, to offer group runs for local athletes. We are open to all ability levels and running or walking with us is free of charge. Our runners are encouraged to be involved in multiple clubs and we always welcome other club runners to join us.
If you are not local to the area, feel free to folow us on our community pages so that we can all interact no matter where we run and no matter where our miles take us.
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Wednesday – 6:00 PM at New Balance Dayton in Kettering

These runs are casual, focused on teaching runners the numerous benefits of easy runs in a training plan, and range between 4 to 5 miles. We will have water available post run.
Please note that final Wednesday of every month is our Pizza Run which meets at Beavercreek Pizza Dive in Beavercreek. Please read the section below for those dates.

The Monthly Pizza Run – The last Wednesday of the month – 6:00 PM at Beavercreek Pizza Dive

Join the Advanced Running Project and New Balance Dayton for an easy 4 mile run (or walk, roll, stroll, etc!) on the final Wednesday of every month (exception is November due to Thanksgiving, it’ll be held a week early) in Beavercreek followed by all you can eat pizza, a beer or soda, and a $2 donation to local charity Shoes 4 the Shoeless all for only $7. We meet at at the home of the best pizza in the Miami Valley (and in our opinion, the state), Beavercreek Pizza Dive! It is free to join us for the run and you only have to pay if you decide to eat! Dates for the runs are below!
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2020 Dates
May 27th
June 24th
July 29th
August 26th
September 30th
October 28th
November 18th
December 30th

Our goal with group runs is to help educate runners on the fundamentals of training and developing sustainable training plans in order to help you achieve your goals.  Many of our runners, coaches, and sponsors have experience with the big local races such as the Xenia Half, Flying Pig, Air Force, Indy Monumental and Columbus Marathons and can help you achieve your race goals. Never hesitate to ask us questions and we can always help you train for any race, running, or personal health goals!

Can’t run with us? Out of towner looking for a place to go? Here are some other great places to run around Dayton, Ohio!

Five Rivers Metro Parks

Five Rivers Metro Parks offers over 330 miles of interconnected paved trail, the largest network of any city in the United States! You can’t go wrong with any section of the trail you choose! One can start in Dayton and make it all the way to Cincinnati or Columbus on without ever leaving the trail!

In addition to its interconnected paved trail system, Five Rivers MetroParks offers EIGHTEEN different parks with most all featuring great trails to walk, run, or hike! Our favorites are Englewood, Eastwood, and Sugar Creek MetroParks, Germantown is a favorite for the trail runners!

Huffman Prairie Bikeway

Huffman Prairie Flying Field National Historic Landmark is the home of the Wright Brothers first practice flights in Fairborn, Ohio. Monday through Friday during business hours it can be accessed via the Huffman Prairie Bikeway on foot or accessed seven days a week by vehicle off the 444.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

For those with access to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, there exists a 1.1 mile rubber path on Skeel Avenue in Area A along with a quarter mile track outside of Jarvis Gym also on Area A. In Area B there is a rubber half mile track and an indoor track (9 laps to a mile) at Wright Field Fitness Center.

Community Involvement

We strongly believe that running is a powerful tool to fuel personal growth. Additionally we feel that runners can create lasting and positive impacts in the communities where they run. We strive to do that every day by working with community leaders to expand access to trails, create safer roads on which to run, and working to increase the health and wellness of the general public by offering programs to encourage more folks to take up running.

Additionally we have partnered with local charities to make an impact in the Miami Valley. Currently our partners include the Historical Society of Germantown, Vandalia Recreation Fund, Shoes 4 the Shoeless, the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Family Resource Center, and Families of Addicts for which we have raised over $7000 for in our first two years in business.

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