Here are some locally-based groups that organize group runs for training and socializing.
Hampton Roads Runners is a very active group with over 700 members on Facebook. “Our mission is to promote running in the Hampton Roads community.” (It is a closed group on Facebook, so you must request an invitation before you can post on it.)
TEAM Williamsburg is an up and coming club that organizes weekly runs for all paces in the Williamsburg and western Newport News area. “This group is founded on a simple premise: Like attracts like. Want to improve? Train with runners who are faster than you are. Train with people who can inspire you. Train with people with more experience than you have. Become who and what you associate with.” Check them out on their Facebook page, with over 100 members and growing.
Tidewater Strider’s New Energy Youth Running Program, Peninsula Training Site: Bethel High School and will be coordinated by Thomas Tate, Thomas.email@example.com New Energy Info: http://liveanswer.net/newenergy/NewEnergy.html
The Peninsula Road Runners are a meet-up group that organize weekly runs and track work outs. “Hello we are simply people that like to run. We simply want to promote running as a sport and a healthy activity for our community.” Connect to them on Facebook, too.
Point 2 Running Company serves all types of walkers and runners. They organize a pub run every Monday night at 6pm, which starts at the store. Register your email address to receive their weekly group run newsletter, or follow them on Facebook, to get more details on upcoming sponsored runs and in-store events.
Virginia Tidewater Trail Runners (VTT) . Running, biking, walking, jogging in Virginia’s Tidewater Country. Open to beginning & experienced runners and all levels in between. We meet every Saturday morning at 8am for a “coffee run” – distances vary, and thermos of coffee optional!
Keep current with Flat-Out Events on their Facebook page. They host a Wednesday evening group run in Newport News City Center. “We typically meet at the Flat-Out Office, 11843 Canon Blvd.Suite B, Newport News, Va.”
And remember…if your club wants to put on a Road Race of their own, let the Peninsula Track Club help you with your finish line!