Running Resolutions

Why wait until New Year’s to begin your running resolution?running resolution

As summer begins to wind down and kids return to school, new fall routines are being established.  This is the perfect opportunity to get back to a consistent running schedule and to begin your running resolution.

Sometimes it is hard to get the motivation to do this after a long break.  That’s why finding a local running group can be a fun and helpful way to achieve your goals for the coming year.   There are several running groups in the New Orleans area that meet in different locations and times throughout the city.

In addition to location and time variety, each group also has participants of varying running capabilities, so you will always have a partner to share the journey.  I have listed names and links to some of my favorites.  Find the one that works the best for you and get running!  Don’t wait until January to start your running resolution!

NOTC:  New Orleans Track Club –

Louisiana Running Company –

Varsity Sports –

Happy’s Running Club –

5:20 Club:  Wednesday/Saturday morning at 5:20(sharp).  Corner of Harrison Ave. and Marconi Ave.

If you are looking to run with a greater purpose than just fitness….

My favorite local fundraising running group is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training .  They are currently gearing up for the fall training season.  Below is a list of information meetings if you would like to learn more about them.


MANDEVILLE – Thursday, August 14, 5:30 p.m.:  The Barley Oak, 2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448

BATON ROUGE – Tuesday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.:  Happy’s Running Club, 136 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

BATON ROUGE – Thursday, August 21, 5:30 p.m.:  Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Ct, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

NEW ORLEANS – Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 p.m.:  The Bulldog Mid City, 5135 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

DESTREHAN – Saturday, September 6, 9:30 a.m.:  NDurance Fitness at Hill Heights, 312 Murray Hill Dr., Destrehan, LA 70047