Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 50 million Americans lace up their shoes and regularly choose to go for a run. Heading out for a jog is not only beneficial to your cardiovascular health, but can help improve sleep quality, boost energy, strengthen the body’s immunity, and even improve memory function.
With so many parks and trails and over 100 sunny days a year, it’s no surprise that the Austin area is popular with runners. Whether you’re a longtime runner or are relatively new to the sport, the Austin Runners Club is the epicenter of all things running in the Texas capitol.
The club has been around for nearly 50 years and offers both social and competitive runs, with many of them happening on a weekly basis.
One of the coolest things we like about the ARC is that it offers a variety of groups to accommodate runners with different schedules and locations within Austin. For example, Morning Jo’s Run is a group that meets for a run every Tuesday at 6 AM on South Congress for a run that’s around four miles.
Another group is the Circle C Run Club. The group organizes five different runs throughout the week between two and five miles. Some runs are in the morning, while others are in the evening or afternoon, making it an appealing group for a variety of schedules. In total, there are seven different running groups within the ARC, and there’s pretty much a group for every runner.
Aside from the membership fee, the only requirement to join is an enthusiasm for running. The annual membership fee of $30 for an individual, $40 for a family not only helps the club plan races and trainings, but entails members to special discounts with the club’s sponsors. ARC members enjoy discounts on everything from athletic apparel to physical therapy and yoga studios.
In addition to the club’s regular weekly runs, there are always upcoming races on the calendar to get excited about. These races range from half marathons such as the Decker Challenge to shorter runs like the 5k, 10k, and kid’s mile Daisy Dash. And because running as a team can be just as much fun, there are the Zilker Relays, a 10-mile race that has runners in teams of four each completing 2.5 miles.
Did we mention that you don’t have to live in Austin to join the ARC? You just have to love to run! This makes it a great club for Caliterra residents in Dripping Springs who work or frequently find themselves in nearby Austin and want to hit the pavement. And for runners who want to get a few extra miles in before the next club outing, Caliterra’s trails are perfect for a quick run to start or end your day.
The trails located within Caliterra are just one of the amenities that make this master-planned community so appealing. Find out more about how you can find your dream home here in Dripping Springs by contacting us today.