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8 Reasons You Should Join a Running Group

If you’re looking to get fit, lose weight and make new friends, then join a running group.

Running is a great way to get fit and improve your health. And, it’s even more fun when you do it with friends. Joining a running group helps you stay motivated and reach your fitness goals.

Here are five reasons you should join a running group:

1. You’ll make new friends.

One of the best things about joining a running group is making new friends. You’ll meet people with similar interests, and you’ll be able to socialize while you get fit.

2. You’ll be more motivated to run regularly.

Running with a group helps you stay motivated. You’re more likely to stick to your running routine when you have friends to run with; you’ll be less likely to let your friends down.

3. You can learn from experienced runners.

If you’re new to running, joining a group can be a great way to learn from experienced runners. They can give you tips on how to improve your form, how to stay motivated and what to do if you’re hurt.

4. You’ll have more structured workouts.

When you join a running group, you’ll have access to more structured workouts. You can focus on specific goals and be less likely to get bored with your running routine.

5. You’ll have more fun.

You can chat with your friends while you run, and you’ll enjoy the camaraderie of being part of a group.

6. It’s good for your mental health.

When you’re part of a group, you’ll feel supported and encouraged, reducing your stress and improving your mood.

7. It’s safer to run in pairs or with a group.

Running in pairs or with a group is safer than running alone; there’s always someone around to help if you need it.

8. You’ll improve your performance.

If you’re looking to improve your performance, running with a group is a great way to do it. Set goals together, track each other’s progress and encourage each other.

Joining a running group is a great way to improve your fitness, meet new friends and have some fun. So, what are you waiting for? Join a group today!

Ready to run?

If you’re looking for a group to join, register for Move It Mondays, a walk-to-jog program hosted by Tanner’s Get Healthy, Live Well and the West Georgia Track Club.

Move It Mondays will help get you 5K ready in just eight weeks. The program includes weekly group sessions featuring a combination of walking and running.

Tailored for beginners with flexibility for each person to adjust to their individual needs, Move It Mondays pairs beginners with experienced runners. The next session will begin April 4 with a meet and greet.

Visit tanner.org/moveit to register today.
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