Welcome to the home of the Hub Running Club, Boston’s club for runners of all shapes, sizes, speeds, and abilities. If you’re looking to join other Boston runners for group runs, races, or just love a good club, I encourage you to learn more about the Hub Running Club here. Together, we can make Boston not only the “hub of the solar system,” as Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, but also the hub of the running universe!
The Hub Running Club is Boston’s first running club for runners of all experience levels, whether you’re training to finish your first 5K or trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon. We offer group runs, social events, discounted professional coaching services, and a forum to connect to your fellow Boston runners. The Hub Running Club is also dedicated to serving its community, primarily by supporting Girls On The Run Boston® and Girls On The Run SoleMates®, by donating a portion of membership dues to GOTR Boston and volunteering at events.
Members of the club not only train together, they race together. By representing The Hub Running Club in races near and far not only do you help grow our Club, you encourage runners in other communities to seek out their local clubs, growing the running community as a whole. The Hub Running Club aims to change the way runners think about running clubs. You don’t need to be a 15 minute 5K runner to run and race as part of a team, all it takes is a singlet, team spirit, and encouragement and support of your teammates.
President: Michael Robertson – president [at] hubrunningclub.com
Vice-President: Katy Kinnas
Secretary: Vacant. Please email Michael [at] hubrunningclub.com if you are interested in filling this position.
Treasurer: Lauren Ryba
Charity Liaison: Rebecca Robertson
Creative Director: Lindsay Smith
Member-At-Large: Linda Jennings
Member-At-Large: Samantha Shirley
The Hub Running Club attends weekly group runs nearly every day, with our home base run being Wednesday at Marathon Sports. We join a longer weekend run Saturdays. Here’s a list of group runs in Boston:
Monday: Lululemon Prudential Center @ 6:00 p.m. | Niketown Newbury St. @ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: City Sports Boylston St. @ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Marathon Sports Boylston St. @ 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: South End Athletic Company @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: South End Athletic Company @ 10:00 a.m. | Marathon Sports Brookline St. @ 8:30 a.m.
As a Hub Running Club member, you’ll receive:
- Team uniform provided by Craft/Karhu
- Organized team workouts
- Discounts offered by our sponsors, including Craft, Karhu, and Blueshift Multisport coaching
- The opportunity to receive free race entries to races including the 13.1 Series.
- And more!
Please click here for the membership application. If you have any questions on becoming a member of The Hub Running Club, please email: membership [at] hubrunningclub.com!
After completing your application, please pick an option below and proceed to payment.
12th Annual Harpoon 5 Miler – May 19, 2013
The HRC has entered the lottery as a team for the Harpoon 5 Miler this year! Our runners will be supporting a great cause.
2nd Annual Boston College Coaches vs. Cancer 5K Classic – September 15, 2012
Looking for a future 5K? Like BC Basketball? Hate cancer? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, check out the 2nd Annual Boston College Coaches vs. Cancer 5K Classic! All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
HRC Target Races
The Hub Running Club looks forward to entering teams in future races, including:
- 24 Hour Race Around the Lake – July 26, 2013
- Reach The Beach New Hampshire – September 13-14, 2013
Community involvement is a major part of the Hub Running Club’s mission. To fulfill that mission, members are encouraged to be active with local charities and non-profits. Girls On The Run Boston is the Hub Running Club’s official charity and the club will donate a portion of membership dues on an annual basis to the organization. Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
SoleMates is the adult charity running program of Girls on the Run®. We are male and female athletes who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon or participating in a triathlon, to raise money for Girls on the Run® Boston. Just as SoleMates members are changed by their experience, Girls on the Run uses running to transform the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. Our ultimate goal is to raise enough money to reach every girl, and to educate and prepare her for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
The Girls on the Run SoleMates program provides a great opportunity give girls an example of healthy living. By becoming a SoleMate, you can play a vital role in ensuring the future success of Girls On the Run programs that impact the lives of thousands of young women every year. If you have a race you are currently training for (or anticipate training for) and would like to raise money on your own please visit the Solo SoleMates page to register as a fundraiser. If you would like to be part of a team participating in races the same weekend with the assistance of a coach and workshops by professionals, please visit our Team SoleMates page for more details! Girls On The Run Boston is currently recruiting runners for the Falmouth Road Race and Hartford Marathon Races!