PURDUE RUN CLUB
Never Run Alone
The purpose of the Purdue Running Club is to foster an open and inclusive environment for runners in the Purdue community of all abilities and backgrounds. We do this by promoting racing opportunities, creating club social events, and performing community service. We also do so in a manner that is free of discrimination, oppression, and inequality.
WHO SHOULD JOIN THE CLUB?
Purdue University Run Club is open to university students of all abilities and motivations, from those interested in competing in a range of events from sprints all the way up to the marathon, to those just looking to run a few miles with friends and and participate in social events. Everyone is welcome!
WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
In the winter months, official practice starts at 4:45 pm M-F, inside the TREC. In the warmer months, official practice starts in front of the Corec at 4:45 pm M-F.
HOW FAR DOES THE CLUB RUN EVERYDAY?
Run club is blessed to have members with varying skills. Because of this, we have multiple groups going multiple paces and routes. Typically on easy run days, the distances vary between 3-8 miles and the paces vary from day to day based on how the group is feeling. If you are new to running or haven't run in a while, feel free to talk to one of the officers at practice and they will host a fun-run group which will go shorter than 3 miles at any pace that's comfortable for the individual.
On workout days, those interested in doing the workout will warm up together and run the workout at the decided location. There are always several groups of men and women with different paces according to ability.
IS THERE A SPRINTING/FIELD EVENTS TEAM?
Yes! Our sprint team coordinates meetings through the groupme. Contact an officer to get added to it. We have fun yet challenging workouts that are designed for those that want to run competitively or just stay in shape. Along with sprinting, we offer Long and Triple Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Put and Discus.
HOW DO I JOIN THE CLUB/COMPETE IN MEETS?
1.) You must fill out the proper Club Sports wavier.
2.) You must pay annual club dues which are $20.
3.) Sign a NIRCA wavier in order to compete
-NIRCA (or National Intercollegiate Running Club Association) is our club running governing body that organizes most of the races we compete in throughout cross country and track. In order to compete in these events, you'll need to sign a NIRCA waiver. NIRCA waivers will be signed in person at practices.
BENEFITS OF JOINING THE CLUB
- Daily runs with the club; you'll never run alone!
- Racing opportunities from all over the country. We'll provide discounted transportation, lodging, and racing fees throughout the track and cross country season.
- Scheduled workouts, training advice, and a personalized training program for any distance (100m-marathon) and even field events!
- Complementary club t-shirt and access to other purchasable club apparel (including racing singlets, hats, quarter zips and other apparel)
- Service opportunities from all over the West Lafayette community and beyond. We're proud of our club's commitment to service, and our members should be too! With a club membership, you'll have the chance to serve the community alongside your fellow runners in various events in and outside of the community here at Purdue.
- Recreational events including (but not limited to): cookouts, pizza and movie nights, barn dances, camping trips, ice skating, intramural sports, and much more!
- Leadership opportunities (officer board & group leaders)
- Access to athletic facilities
- And much more!
MEET THE OFFICERS
Major: Electrical Engineering
Graduating Class: 2023
Justin is from Aurora, IL. He started running his senior year of high school after an injury took him out of baseball, the sport he had played all his life. He still wanted to be active so he joined the cross country team and track and field team. After having lots of success in the sport he decided to join the run club and hasn’t turned back since. He loves competing against all the other run clubs and his favorite memory is when he, Matt, Lukas, and Nate broke the 4x8 club record at Illinois relays.