We like to go fast
What Is NUCR?
NU Club Running is a group of people who love to run! We pride ourselves in welcoming runners of all different experience and ability levels. Whether you’re a former high school athlete or someone who just jogs for fun, the club running team is right for you! While we don’t make cuts, we do require our distance athletes to be able to run four miles at 9:00/mile (5:35/km) pace. This is a safety precaution to ensure no one gets left behind. There is no requirement to join the sprinting team.
We meet for practice Mon-Thurs at 6:00PM on Krentzman Quad. Attendance is not mandatory, and you’re welcome to come to however many practices fit your schedule. If you’re looking for more, our more competitive runners often set up group runs and unofficial practices on weekends. We send out a practice schedule that includes our plans for the week in our weekly emails.
The distance and marathon groups usually schedule two run outs and two harder efforts per week, but there are always easy run groups that break off on workout days. We run various routes along the Charles River, throughout the Emerald Necklace (The Commons, the Fens, Jamaica Pond), and downtown. Visit our routes page to see many of our common routes and distances. The sprinters have two days for track workouts (with options for both shorter and longer sprints) and two miscellaneous days for general recovery, plyos, agility, block starts, and handoffs.
On the weekends, we compete in a wide variety of races throughout the fall and spring semesters. In the fall, we primarily focus on cross country meets, but usually attend an indoor track meet in early December. During the spring semester, we go to indoor and outdoor track meets, competing against other university club teams as well as D3 track teams. During both seasons, there are plenty of opportunities to compete in road races, from 5K’s all the way up to marathons.
In addition to typical practices and races, we also offer a number of social events throughout the semester!
Some of the events we’ve done in the past include:
- Pasta Parties
- Chocolate Milk Mile
- Ice Skating
- NUCR Scavenger Hunt
- And many more!
How We’re Similar to your High School Team
- Great group of friends to run with
- Team atmosphere
- Chance to compete almost every weekend
- Opportunity to improve
How We’re Different
- No Coaches
- No Attendance
- Not forced to compete
- Not forced to do workouts
- You choose when/what to race