Running Groups

Are you looking to meet other runners?  Check out some of these groups to find out more and connect with others with similar interests


#1. Accountability - Running groups hold you accountable when that little voice in your head tries to convince you to skip the run.

#2. Consistency - One of best ways to become a better runner is to do it more. Having a regular, weekly (daily in some cases) running group   will help ensure that you stick with your running .

#3. Motivation through Running with a Group - running with a group is incredibly motivating  and encourages me to work hard.

#4. Learn from Others - Running with a group is also a great way to learn tips and tricks about becoming a better runner

#5. Social Facilitation - is a social psychology term that means “an improvement in performance produced by the mere presence of others.” Your brain encourages you to keep up when you might have slowed down alone

Running with other people creates an excitement that helps you run faster than you thought you could on your own.


The group is free and open to anyone. We meet every Monday at 5:30pm at the Bismarck Aquatics & Fitness Center. There are multiple route options available of various distances. Come to meet other runners who share your pace and find people to train with. We have those who run 6 miles and those who are just starting and are building up to a mile!!

Running...It's What We Do!!

This group normally runs from Pioneer Park on Saturday Mornings.  Group usually starts at about 8am with many members going on a weekly long run.

See their facebook group page for more info and schedule of the weekly run.


In I Run 4 Michael, Athletes of all levels and kinds – runners, walkers, yogis, triathletes, etc – are paired with children and adults with physical, mental, and developmental special-needs ranging from Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy to Autism Spectrum disorders, to physical deformities and disorders like lost limbs and congenital organ disorders, to lesser-known disorders like AHC.

Whether you’re a runner, walker, yogi, cross-fitter, or any other kind of athlete and you want to dedicate your workouts to a buddy with special needs.

Bismarck Mandan Running Friends

We aren't an official group.  Don't have specific scheduled runs, but we all like to run.  There are many many runners in this town and many meetup and have group runs of all different distances and paces.  If you are are looking to find some fellow runners. Message the Bismarck Mandan Running FB page.  Can help guide you to some of these groups.  After a few runs with these groups you see many folks out running and training together as they find friends who have similar training schedules, paces, Early AM running times, or whatever that may be.


Schedule a Running Assessment - perfect for the new or seasoned runner to improve running efficiency and/or address any chronic pain (running shouldn't hurt!).

Or try the Yoga for Runners class on Saturday's at 7:10am. This class is designed both for runners & the not-so-flexible. An informal group meets at 6:30am outside Proximal50 for a run before class. Members & nonmembers welcome - day pass & punchcards available for the Yoga class.


Contact Katie at for more info.



MRTT/SRTT is a free running club for moms and all women to support and motivate you in your fitness journey.

All levels of running are welcome -- from walking, to someone doing walk/run intervals, and those who are experienced runners. All women are welcome.

We formed this group to provide a community for like-minded women who have a passion for staying healthy.


[Kaizen means "good change"]

The mission of Team Kaizen is to inspire youth to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based running program. Since the program’s start, a team of volunteers has been working with youth to build a healthy fitness routine, while also instilling strong character traits and healthy lifestyle choices.

Team Kaizen meets at 6:30pm Monday nights inside the YMCA lobby.


[Get You Sum]

Track club is a group of people of all ages, shapes, sizes, fitness levels that come together for motivation, support, guidance, results, and courage.

GYS Track meets every Wednesday at 6:15pm for speed work as soon as the weather breaks. Sunday's at 7:00am at Gold's gym for a "long" run.  That can be one mile to fifteen depending on personal levels


[Runners Agains Destructive Decisions]

RADD is a running group formed to help those recovering from addiction and other destructive decisions and to increase awareness of addiction in our community.

RADD runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 a.m. and every Saturday at 7:00 a.m. from Shelter No. 7 in Sertoma Park (May  - Labor Day) and from the YMCA (Labor Day through April).