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

NOTE:  Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler Training Runs every Sunday at 8 AM from the Wissahickon High School Parking Lot!  521 Houston Road Ambler.  3 Mile option if you're not quite up to 5 yet!  Club members will be there to run the course with you.  Every Sunday until Race Day (02/18/2023). Come on out...

Fun Run Schedule:

Sunday 8:00am at Wake Coffee Ambler Wissahickon High School - Frostbite 5 Miler Training Run

Monday 6:30pm at Fireside Bar & Grille Ambler

Tuesday 6:30pm at North Wales Running Company Meet in back parking lot

Wednesday 6:15pm at Born to Run in Springhouse 

Thursday 6:30pm at North Wales Running Company - Meet in back parking lot

Thursday Track Workouts - Warm up 6:15pm and workout starts 6:30pm at Germantown Academy Track workouts will resume in the Spring

Saturday 8:30am at Starbucks in Springhouse

If fun runs are cancelled due to inclement weather, a notice will be posted above as well as on our club Facebook page. Notifications will be posted roughly one hour before the start of the run.

      Upcoming events

      Register now for
      The Fireside
      Frostbite 5-Miler


      Upcoming Traveling Fun Runs! (Sign ups and more information to follow soon)

      • Saturday, March 11th on the 202 Parkway 
      • Saturday April 22nd at Norristown Farm Park
      • Sunday May 7th Bike Ride - Location TBD  
      • Saturday May 27th at Peace Valley Park  
      • Saturday June 10th at Pennypack Trail/Lorimer Park 
      • Saturday July 22nd at Forbidden Drive 

      Fall/Winter Running Tips: AARC Fun Runs require reflective clothing and headlamps.  Runner's World offers more tips:

        1. Run Toward a Reward

        2. Wear the Right Shoes

        3. Dress Like It’s Warmer

        4. Stay Safe With More Lights

        5. Warm Up Prerun

        6. Outsmart the Wind

        7. Be Flexible With Pace and Mileage

        8. Change Quickly Postrun

        9. Run Well in Rain

        10. Race Someplace Warm

        https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a20825038/10-tips-to-make-winter-running-less-miserable/

        Thursday, 4/22/21 @ GA track. What wind? 💨💨
        10/1 @ GA track. Good crowd for penultimate workout! Another beautiful fall evening for running fast!
        9/24/20 @ GA track. Late season crowd!
        9/17/20 @ GA track. Lots of familiar faces tonight!
        8/27/20 @GA track. Hopefully, the last hot evening of the season! 🙏
        8/20/20 @ GA track. Biggest group of the year!
        Thursday, 7/16 @ GA Track. Big turnout on a beautiful evening!
        Thursday, 7/9 GA track. A stalwart group on a steamy evening!
        Thursday, July 2 @ GA Track. Short repeats on a hot night!
        Thursday, 6/25 @ GA Track. Opening Night!
        Fireside Run 6/22/2020
        Double Digits Run, 6/18/2020
        Fireside Run 6/15/2020
        Fireside run. 6/8/2020
        Monday, 3/9, at Fireside Bar and Grille. Beautiful weather AND an extra hour of sunlight!!
        Thursday March 5 at the North Wales Running Company!
        Tuesday March 3 at NWRC: Thanks Luke for the great Altra wear test shoes. Welcome to Garret and Chris!
        Thursday February 27 at North Wales Running Company
        Monday, 3/2, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
        Monday, 2/24, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
        Tuesday February 18 at North Wales Running Company. Happy Birthday Steven King! Great cake tonight.
        Thursday February 13 at NWRC
        Monday, 2/17, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
        Final Fireside Frostbite training run at Wissahickon High School, Sunday 2/16/20. See you at the race Saturday morning, 2/22.
        Tuesday February 11 at North Wales Running Company. Everyone is listening intently to Laura from Core 3 Physical Therapy.
        Thursday February 6 at NWRC
        Tuesday 2/4 at North Wales Running Company
        Fireside Frostbite training run. Wissahickon High School stadium lot, Sunday 2/9/20.
        Mon, 2/3, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
        Thursday January 30 at North Wales Running Company
        Tuesday January 28 at North Wales Running Company - Welcome to Danielle!
        Fireside Frostbite training run. Wissahickon High School stadium lot, Sunday 2/2/20.
        Nice Thursday Crowd! January 23 at NWRC
        Tuesday Jan 21 at NWRC
        Mon, 1/20, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
        Thursday January 9 at North Wales RC
        Thursday Jan16 at North Wales RC: Welcome new runner Alex (not in pic).
        Tuesday Jan14 at NWRC: Welcome to Amy from Restore Hyper Wellness. Welcome back Dante!
        Mon, 1/13, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
        Tuesday January 7 at North Wales Running Company. Welcome to Marisa and Beth. Thanks to Matt from Gore for the wear test New Balance 880 GTX’s which were needed on this rainy and snowy night!
        Fireside Frostbite training run. Wissahickon High School stadium lot, Sunday 1/12/20.
        Mon, 1/6, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
        Fireside Frostbite training run, Wissahickon High School stadium lot, 1/5/20. Happy New Year!!
        Thursday January 2 at North Wales Running Company: Welcome new runners Heather and Jen!

        AARC Board 

        President - Chuck Ziegenfus

        Vice President - Joe Harrison

        Treasurer - Kristy Corino

        Secretary - Tery Kelly

        At-Large - Kelee Whalon

        At-Large - Christine Lester

        At-Large - John McFadden

        Past President - Jeff Lofton

        Adviser - Nathan Relles


        Congratulations to those who ran the Phil's Tavern 5K!

        Results can be found here:

        https://www.runtheday.com/results/summary/67021


        Congratulations to all those who ran the 23rd annual Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler!

        Results can be found here:

        https://www.runtheday.com/results/summary/65084

        Mid-Atlantic USATF Road Racing Series

        Jim Lombardi & Ira Meyers, Co-captains

        Bob Boland, Race Reports

        The 2022 schedule has been posted!

         

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

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        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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