Our Running and Walking Groups

The Eugene Running Company wants to inspire and invigorate your passion for running. What better way to do so than to run with other runners? Runners of all levels — beginners to veterans — are invited to join our free weekly group runs from the store. Bring a friend or make new ones!

Monday Night Community Run - Mondays 6PM

The Monday Night Group is our most popular group run. We typically host groups of all paces running three, five, or seven miles. The group meets at the store at 6:00pm every Monday and runs to Alton Baker Park/Pre's Trail during the summer months and Willamette River Bike Path/Valley River during the winter months. We accommodate all paces to ensure that no one has to run alone.

Marathon Training Groups

Join others in reaching your marathon goals!

Eugene Running Company's Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon Team - Saturdays at 7:30am.

We invite you to join Coaches Lindsey and Rick for the Eugene Running Company’s Eugene Marathon/ Half-Marathon Team!

Join us as we prepare for the Eugene Marathon and Half-Marathon held this year (or any Spring marathon/half-marathon). This Team is for beginners and advanced marathoners/ half-marathoners. Group members enjoy the support and motivation of being part of a marathon team. Throughout the program, members will receive a training schedule, expert coaching advice and guidance, and group long runs with aid stations. Participants also receive free team uniform shirts, store discounts, and access to special guests.

Runners who are looking to improve their overall performance or qualify for Boston or New York have the option of following an advanced/performance-oriented training program. This includes speed work, higher mileage, and specific long runs.

The group is open to runners of most abilities, but we do ask that you have completed a long run of at least 6 miles before beginning the marathon training in January (4 miles for half-marathon runners). This is a running only marathon and half-marathon training program with a marathon cut-off goal time of 6:00.

Lindsey Funch and Rick Putnam are experienced running coaches who have been coaching all distances up to marathon. They have run several self-coached marathons, half marathons, and ultra marathons and are both Boston Marathon qualifiers. The group meets at the Eugene Running Company every Saturday at 7:30 AM. Come to ask questions and try out the group! Cost is $160 for 4 months of training for Eugene Marathon or $100 for 4 months of training for the Eugene Half Marathon.

To join Eugene Marathon training group or for more information, contact us at erctraininggroup@gmail.com.

Joe Henderson's Half Marathon Team

Training for a long race goes better if you run with a group that shares your goal and a coach who has helped runners reach it before. You set the goal, and we provide the group support and coaching advice for carrying out a proven training plan.

Our latest program trains runners for the 2019 Eugene Marathon. This is the 29th round of Joe's Team, which the Eugene Running Company has sponsored since its launch in 2005. More than 300 runners have successfully completed this program, with a 99%-plus finish rate.

The Team meets at the Running Company on Sunday mornings at 8:00 A.M. The fee for the marathon program is $100.

We welcome runners of all abilities and experience levels. However, we strongly recommend that you have run at least six miles before this training begins. Eugene Running Company group training on Sundays and Mondays can help you build toward our starting distance.

To reserve a spot on this team, which is limited to 40 runners, contact the coach: joe@joehenderson.com.

Chi Running and Chi Walking Groups

Keith regularly offers Chi Walking groups at the Eugene running company to assist participants to become walkers or to make their walking more efficient, more effortless, more enjoyable and more injury-free. Classes are described and listed on his web page: drkeithcoach.com. Keith also offers Chi Running as an option in his Marathon Training Group through the Eugene Running Company.