*PLEASE NOTE: Our first run will be on January 6th, 2018 at the Beavercreek Community Park, there are no runs before this date.
These runs are casual, focused on teaching runners the numerous benefits of easy runs in a training plan, and range between 4 to 6 miles. We will have water and bananas available post run. Additionally from time to time product reps will be on hand to allow the demo of products during the run!
7:00 AM (April 1st through Oct 30th) or 8:00 AM (November 1st through March 31st) at New Balance Dayton in Kettering.
Long runs will vary based on who shows up but will most always be anywhere from 60 minutes to two hours. All levels are welcome and we will gladly assist you in getting in the miles that will help you successfully accomplish your goals at your next race. Don’t skip this run; it’s the backbone of any training program!
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 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 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.
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.
The Advanced Running Project Team
At the current time we are in the process of producing team kits available for anyone who wishes to represent the Advanced Running Project in their training runs and races! We are also very actively working with a few brands to gain benefits to offer members in the future. These sponsorships will help lay the foundation for our club and competitive team that will compete at events in Ohio. Stay tuned for updates!
When our team kits are completed, we will offer a discount for sub-elites who would like to purchase one. The standards for those discounts will be,
Men’s 5k – Sub 16:00
Women’s 5k – Sub 18:00
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.
Every quarter we aim to choose an event to volunteer at to give back to our community, be it in the form of helping at a local race, assisting with a trash pickup along a trail corridor, being involved at an event aimed towards creating a stronger sense of community and helping those around us, or making donations to groups that align with our vision of creating stronger and healthier communities. We will always advertise these events ahead of time and encourage our members to join us!