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 - October 14, 2019

Running and Racing Committee

  • The next Traveling Fun Run is on Sunday, Oct. 27th at Valley Forge Park. Run a 5 mile loop over rolling hills past monuments and historical structures. We'll have fall-themed refreshments following the run. Register here so we know how much food and drink to prepare.
  • On Sunday Nov 3rd, join us for a morning run in Fort Washington State park followed by breakfast and a NYC marathon watch party at Halligan's pub in Flourtown.  Details coming soon.
Featured Local Race
  • The Fort Washington Fire Company Hotfoot 88 is a unique 8.8M, 8.8K, 5.4K race where you decide your distance mid-race. The race is a local favorite for its fun course, extensive post-race breakfast spread that includes craft beer and great door prizes donated by area businesses. The race is this Sunday, Oct 20 at 9 AM. While online registration has already closed, you can still register in person at packet pickup or on race day for only $35.

    Upcoming events

    FUN RUN SCHEDULE

    Monday - 6:30 PM

    Fireside Bar & Grill

    Tuesday - 6:30 PM

    North Wales Running Co.

    Wednesday - 6:30 PM

    Born To Run

    Thursday - 6:30 PM

    North Wales Running Co.

    Saturday - 8:00 AM

    (8:30 AM starting Nov 9)

    Springhouse Starbucks




    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 team to compete against other area running clubs in the Grand Prix circuit.  The 2nd half of the season is just getting started.

    Next Up:  Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event 10K on Nov 3.

    Tip of the Month

    October 2019

    For your Safety: Wear reflective clothing and carry lights. Not only is it hard for drivers to see you in the dark, but it is also hard for you to see the road, trail or sidewalk as you run. There are many small lights that are easy to wear or hold that will illuminate your path while running. Plus, drivers will be able to see you from a distance.

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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

    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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