Ambler Area Running Club

Welcoming runners of all abilities.

The purpose of the Ambler Area Running Club is to develop and promote local running and racing, to provide running-related information and social activities, and to enhance training opportunities in a supportive atmosphere for runners of all abilities. AARC provides these activities in a way that promotes the well-being of the community.

AARC News of the Week - November 4, 2019

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

  • If you're not running the race on marathon Sunday, come out to the AARC water stop at mile 5 and cheer for your fellow runners.  There are still a few openings to fill on the volunteer web site. Click here for registration instructions and photos from prior years.  Thanks to everyone who has already signed up.

Social Committee

  • The next social event is the W(h)ine and Cheese party at the Ambler Theater. The social committee always puts out a nice spread and interesting wine pairings.

Running and Racing Committee

  • The 2019 USATF Club Cross Country Championships will be contested on December 14, 2019 at Lehigh University. The Championships consist of five separate races: Masters Women at 6 km, Masters Men 60+ at 8 km, Masters Men (40-59) at 10 km, Open Women at 6 km and Open Men at 10 km. A total of $40,000 in prize money will be awarded to winning athletes and teams. AARC will enter separate teams for each of the 5 races. You must be an AARC member and a USATF member to enter. If you are not a member of the USATF you can sign up now and your membership will be good for all of 2020. A one year membership costs $30.00.

    Upcoming events

    FUN RUN SCHEDULE

    Monday - 6:30 PM

    Fireside Bar & Grill

    Tuesday - 6:30 PM

    North Wales Running Co.

    Thursday - 6:30 PM

    North Wales Running Co.

    Saturday - 8:30 AM

    Springhouse Starbucks




    Tuesday 11/12 at NWRC: Frigid night! Thanks to Dr Bozak from the Pennsylvania Pain and Spine Institute for the post run talk.
    Monday, 11/11, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Tues 11/5 at North Wales RC: Thanks to Nick and Dean from Hybrid Fitness for telling us about their great center right here in North Wales! Welcome to Cris!
    Rainy Thursday 11/7 at NWRC
    Monday, 11/4, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Saturday 11/2 Run Crew at Starbucks
    Thursday 10/31 Halloween runners at North Wales RC.
    Tuesday 10/29 at North Wales RC: Many thanks to Dr Joe Lacava from Lifetime’s Lifeclinic in Fort Washington for his talk on strength training. Welcome to Brenda and Brendan!
    Monday, 10/28, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday 10/24 at North Wales RC
    Tues 10/22 at NWRC: it was a rainy night but our feet were dry with Gore-Tex NB 880’s. Thanks Matt for the wear test shoes. Congrats to Kasia who won an awesome Gore-Tex backpack!
    Monday, 10/21, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday 10/17 at North Wales RC: These brave souls took on the bomb cyclone tonight.
    Tuesday 10/15 at North Wales RC: Welcome to Mel (cat ears). Great crowd for a near perfect running night.
    Monday, 10/14, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Tuesday 10/8 at North Wales RC: Thanks for the awesome New Balance wear test shoes Kimarra. Welcome back to that Bob Bacon!
    Monday, 10/7, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday 10/3 at North Wales RC
    Tuesday 10/1 at North Wales RC
    Monday 9/30 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday 9/26 Run at North Wales RC
    Thursday’s, 9/26 @ GA Track. Early start in sunshine, finished in the gathering mists! One mile week of daylight?
    Tuesday 9/24 at North Wales RC: Thanks to Reily for the fantastic Mizuno wear test shoes and welcome to Eran!
    Thursday 9/19 at NWRC
    Tuesday 9/17 at North Wales RC
    Monday, 9/23, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday, 9/19, at Germantown Academy track.
    Tuesday Sept 17 at NWRC: welcome Scoogie to talk up some races and welcome to new runners Steve and James.
    Thursday Sept 5 at North Wales RC
    Tues 9/3 at NWRC
    Monday, 9/16, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Tuesday September 10 at NWRC
    Thurs September 12 at North Wales RC
    Thursday, 9/12/19 GA track. Rain before and rain after, but none on this group!
    Thursday, 9/5 @ Germantown Academy Track. A cool night for fast running! Welcome, visitor Scott, (far left)! Btc: Barbara B.
    Mon 9/9 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday August 29 at NWRC.
    Tuesday August 27th at North Wales RC: great crowd for a late summer run on a delightful night. Welcome Brendan to the festivities!
    Mon 8/26 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Tuesday August 20 at North Wales RC. Brooks night! Welcome to Lorna.
    Monday, 8/19, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thurs, 8/15 @ GA track. Good turnout for fast running and Third Thirsty Thursday! Welcome back Steve, Jamie and Ann Catherine!
    Mon, 8/12, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday August 15 at North Wales RC! Nice group tonight!
    Tuesday August 13 at North Wales RC: thanks for the pic Katrina!
    Tuesday August 6 at North Wales RC: great crowd for First Tuesday and Diadora night
    Monday, 8/5, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thursday, 8/1 @GA track. A full cast of regulars! Welcome back, Kristy and Rich! btc : Alan B.
    Tuesday July 22 at North wales RC
    Thursday August 1 at North Wales RC
    Tuesday 7/30 at NWRC. Welcome to new runners Chris P and Noah!
    Thursday 7/25 at North Wales RC
    Wed 7/24 at Born To Run.
    Thursday, 7/18 @ GA Track. Muggy but storm-free! Welcome, Jason! (Back right)
    Thurs, 7/25 @ GA track. A nice night for running fast! Welcome, Jillian! Welcome back, Bob, Rob and David!
    Thursday July 18th at NWRC. Hot and steamy night!
    Tuesday July 16th was Mizuno Day at North Wales Running Co.
    Monday, 7/15, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Sunday 7/7 at Temple Ambler. Final training run for the Phil's 1/4-marathon on 7/13.
    Tuesday July 9 at North Wales RC: thanks to Courtney from ASICS who was here to let us test ride the Cumulus 21 and GT 2000-7! Awesome night.
    Tuesday July 2, 2019 at North Wales Running Company: plenty on hand for a run and pizza!
    Mon 7/1 at Fireside Bar and Grille. Happy July 4th!!
    Thurs 6/27 at NWRC
    Tuesday 6/25 at NWRC: Welcome Elizabeth!
    Mon 6/24 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Third Thirsty Thursday of June at Tannery Run Brewery. Flatbreads, chili, great beer. We'll be back!
    Tuesday June 18 at North Wales Running Co. Luckily the rain held off until we were 2 miles out on the run.
    Mon 6/17 at Fireside Bar and Grille. Thunderstorm warnings didn't scare these runners!!
    Tuesday June 11 at NWRC
    Thursday June 13 at NWRC
    Wed 6/5 at Born To Run.
    Thursday June 6 at the North Wales RC. Nice group tonite!
    Tuesday June 4 at North Wales Running Co. First Tuesday eats and drinks.
    Phils practice run on 6/9. Recovery day for some.
    Mon 6/3 at Fireside Bar & Grille.
    Tuesday May 20 at NWRC- great crowd!
    Thursday May 22 at NWRC
    Thursday May 29 at NWRC
    Wed 5/22 at Born To Run.
    Saturday May 11 at Starbucks. This crew did not make the TFR!
    Thurs., 5/23 Gender segregation night at GA track!
    Saturday May 18 at Starbucks
    Thurs May 16 at NWRC
    Wednesday, May 15th, at Born To Run.
    Tuesday May 14 at NWRC: Garmin Night - thanks Tom for the wear test 45’s and 245’s!
    Monday, 5/13, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Tuesday May 7 at NWRC: Welcome to Kevin, Christian and Anne to a perfect night for a run!
    Thursday May 9 at NWRC
    Wednesday, May 8th at Born to Run.
    Monday, May 6 at Fireside Grille
    Mon 4/29 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Mon 4/22 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Tues 4/23 at NWRC: Great group on a perfect night for a run. Welcome to new runners Stephanie and Heather.
    Thurs 4/18 at NWRC
    Tues 4/16 at NWRC: Brooks night! Thanks John for the weartest Glycerins and Adrenalines. And the beers and swag.
    Thurs 4/11 at NWRC
    Tues 4/9 at NWRC
    Mon 4/15 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Mon 4/8 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thurs, 4/11 at GA track. Welcome Marie! Welcome back, Paul!
    Thurs, 4/4 at GA track. Big turnout for sunny week 2!
    Thurs, 3/28 at GA track. Opening Day!
    Thurs 4/4 at NWRC: Spring is finally here!
    Tues 4/2 at NWRC: Nice squad for First Tuesday Pizza!
    Mon 4/1 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thurs 3/28 at NWRC: Two nice running nights this week!
    Tues 3/26 at NWRC: Welcome to Mike on a great night for running. Great crowd. Next Tuesday is First Tuesday!
    Thurs 3/21 at NWRC: These ladies braved the wind driven rains this night.
    Tues 3/19 at NWRC: it was New Balance night. Thanks to Kamara for the wear test shoes and welcome to Kasia and John our newcomers.
    Mon 3/18 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Thurs 3/14 at NWRC: First outdoor pic on a great pre spring day!
    Thurs 3/7 at NWRC: Chilly night for these folks
    Mon 3/11 at Fireside Bar and Grille. Beautiful day and daylight saving time. Perfect combination!!
    Tues 3/5 at NWRC: Hurray for On Night!!
    Tues 3/12 at NWRC: We welcome Tim, Alex and Rich to the fold!
    Mon 3/4 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Tues 2/26 at NWRC: Hooray for Tom. Birthday celebration night ...finally!
    Thurs 2/21 at NWRC
    Thurs 2/28 at NWRC
    Mon 2/25 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Saturday 2/16 at Starbucks!
    Tues 2/19 at NWRC: happy Birthday Steven King!! Welcome to Ian!
    Mon 2/18 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Sun 2/17 at Wissahickon High School. The last of the Frostbite training runs. Have a great race, those who are running on 2/23. See you at the Phils training runs!!
    Thurs 2/14 at NWRC: Welcome to Katia and Rosalia.
    Mon 2/11 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Sun 2/10 at Wissahickon High School. Fireside Frostbite practice run #11.
    Thurs 2/7 at NWRC
    Tues 2/5 at NWRC: Fine crew for a run on a delightful night. Welcome to Marella!
    Tues 2/5 at NWRC: Beautiful night for a run. Welcome Marella!
    Mon 2/4 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Sun 2/3 at Wissahickon High School. Fireside Frostbite practice run #10.
    Thurs 1/24 at NWRC
    Sun 1/27 at Wissahickon High School. Fireside Frostbite practice run #9.
    Sun 1/20 at Wissahickon High School. Fireside Frostbite practice run #8.
    Tues 1/22 at NWRC: Welcome to Rich and Zach on a frigid night!
    Thurs 1/10 at NWRC
    Tues 1/15 at NWRC
    Thurs 1/17 at NWRC
    Mon 1/14 at Fireside Bar and Grille. Winter is definitely here!!
    Tues 1/8 at NWRC: Thanks Alex from PTW for the great talk on running injuries and the Pizza.
    Sun 1/13 at Wissahickon High School. Fireside Frostbite practice run #7. A welcome visit from one of our mascots, Arckette!! Thanks, Jane. See everyone next Sunday at 8am.
    Mon 1/7 at Fireside Bar and Grille.
    Happy New Year!! Sun 1/6 at Wissahickon High School. Fireside Frostbite practice run #6. Beautiful weather brings out a beautiful crowd of runners!!

    AARC's USATF Team participates in the Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix and Club Challenge.

     All are welcome to join the AARC team and compete against other area running clubs in the Grand Prix circuit.

    Next Up:  Philadelphia Half Marathon and 8K on Nov 23 & Full Marathon on the 24th.

    If you join USATF today, your membership will be good through the end of 2020.

    Tip of the Month

    November 2019

    Now that we’ve fallen back, to standard time, make sure you follow the few simple safety items:

    Run with a Friend or Group- Running with someone else drastically reduces the chance of someone accosting you. You’ll have a buddy to keep you motivated and an extra set of eyes, and ears, to stay on the lookout for anything strange.

    Lights and reflective clothing are must.

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    Thank You! to all who ran and volunteered to make the 2019 Phil's Tavern Quarter Marathon a success!

    Results and Photos


    Planning is underway for the 2020 Frostbite Five Miler in February. Email frostbite@aarclub.com to learn how you can join the committee and help out.

    Ambler Area Running Club is on Garmin Connect too!  Just search for "Ambler Area Running Club" in the Garmin Connect "Find Group" search box.


    Contact Us

    P.O. Box #204

    Springhouse, PA 19477

    Email: wm@aarclub.com

    Ambler Area Running Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit and subsidiary organization of the Road Runners Club of America.

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