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

Fun Run Schedule:

Sunday 7:30am Wake Coffee in Ambler

Monday 6:30pm at Fireside Bar & Grille Ambler

Tuesday 6:30pm at North Wales Running Company - Starting 7/13

Thursday Track Workouts at Germantown Academy, 6:16PM warm-up, 6:30PM start.

Saturday 8:00am 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 no later than one hour before the start of the run.

General Info

  1. Reminder for all fun runs - Lock your vehicle, keep valuables out of sight!!

  2. Per the Montgomery County Office of Public Health guidelines, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals for indoor or outdoor activities. Masks are also no longer required for any individual who is participating in a high exertion activity outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. In following with this guidance, we will no longer be requiring masks or face coverings at any fun runs or traveling fun runs. Please continue to respect the mask policy at any establishments we start and end our runs at, and please use common sense when gathering before and after group runs. 

      Upcoming events

      Summer Running Tips:

      Acclimate: It takes roughly two weeks for your body to adjust to working more efficiently in warmer weather. Slow down and take these runs easy. Once you acclimate, you can switch back to pushing the pace.

      If your schedule allows, plan your runs early in the morning. It will be more humid, but the temperatures will be much lower and more bearable than the middle of the afternoon.

      Sunburn: Protect yourself with sunscreen, High SPF clothing, hats and sunglasses while running outside, even on cloudy days. The UV index can be deceivingly high when it is cloudy out. Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and is ideally water/sweat proof

      Summer storms: Thunderstorms can pop up at any time with no warning in the hot summer months. If you hear thunder, take shelter immediately. Lightning can strike up to 15 miles ahead of the storm. Inside a building or vehicle are the only safe places to shelter. Do not hide under trees as they are likely to be struck first due to their height.

      Hydrate: Be sure to drink ample amounts of water not only during your run, but before and after. You may need to add hydration aids like Gatorade, Scratch Labs or Nuun, just to name a few, to your routine to replace lost electrolytes. Water alone may not be enough.

      Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion: Review the linked chart to know the symptoms, and how to treat them. Be careful not to push beyond your limits. 

      Fireside Frostbite training run, Wissahickon High School stadium lot, 1/5/20. Happy New Year!!
      Thursday December 26 at North Wales Running Company. Welcome to new runner Diane!
      Thursday January 2 at North Wales Running Company: Welcome new runners Heather and Jen!
      Mon, 12/30, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
      Fireside Frostbite training run, Wissahickon High School stadium lot, 12/29. Happy New Year!!
      Mon, 12/23, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
      Thursday 12/19 at NWRC: Holiday Festivities !
      Tuesday 12/17 at NWRC: Thanks Sydney for a fantastic Hoka night! Rincons, Speedgoats and Bondis!
      Fireside Frostbite training run, Wissahickon High School stadium lot, 12/22. Happy Holidays to all!!
      Fireside Frostbite training run, Wissahickon High School stadium lot, 12/15.
      Thursday 12/12 at North Wales RC: Welcome to new runner Scott.
      Tuesday December 10 at NWRC
      Thursday December 5at North Wales RC
      Tuesday December 3 at NWRC: Welcome to Jason !
      Tuesday 11/26 at North Wales RC: Welcome to Sondra and Sebastian. Thanks to Will from On for the wear test Cloudflows!
      Saturday 11/23 at Starbucks! Throw back to black and white days
      Mon, 11/25, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
      Thursday 11/21 at North Wales Running Company
      Tuesday 11/19 at North Wales RC: thanks to Nick from Diadora for letting us all run in his great shoes. Welcome to Christine. We enjoyed Italian cookies and Prosecco afterwards.
      Monday, 11/18, at Fireside Bar and Grille.
      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!!

      New Board Elected! Congratulations to the new officers and thank you to the out going officers for your time and dedication to the club!

      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


      2021 AARC Phils 5K

      **REGISTRATION NOW OPEN**

      Saturday, August 21, 2021

      8:30am

      Temple - Ambler Campus


      REGISTER HERE

      Mid-Atlantic USATF Road Racing Series

      Jim Lombardi & Ira Meyers, Co-captains

      Bob Boland, Race Reports

      The 2021 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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