The University Running Club is a group that meets a few times a week for distance runs. We also travel and race together. There is always a fun, social atmosphere coupled with our hard-working ethic. It is a great place to meet new friends and get in shape!

Our primary goal is to foster relationships between healthy active individuals through running. In addition we positively represent the University of Minnesota's running community by racing area races and acting with integrity.

We are open to all skill levels from elites to beginners so come check us out!

Daily Run Schedule

Monday 5:30pm
Tuesday 5:30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm
Friday 4:30pm

All runs meet at the wooden gopher outside the Rec Center.

Race Schedule

September 25 Roy Griak Invitational
Minneaplis, MN
October 1 Blugold Open
Eau Claire, WI
October 16 Jim Drews/Tori Neibauer Invite
La Crosse, WI
October 23 NIRCA Regional
Minneaplis, MN
November 13 NIRCA Nationals
Bloomington, IN

Latest News

October 26, 2009

Everyone that is planning on running at NIRCA nationals on November 14 has to have completely payed any club fees and any remaining hotel or race fees by THIS THURSDAY (the 29th)! If you have not payed your club fee or still owe the club money for a previous race then YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME TO NATIONALS! If you are unsure of if you owe us/how much you owe us then contact us immediately and we will let you know. We have to get papers signed a week before nationals, so no one can be late on their payment. Also, if you are planning on running at nationals, you should try to make it to the workouts this week. The times and places are listed in the September 26 email "Workouts for this week".

We will also be having a Halloween costume run this Friday, the 30th. Just come with your costume ready to run; we always have a great time, so we hope to see you there!

October 15, 2009

Our club has partnered with the Colleges Against Cancer in hosting the Saving Second Base 5k this Saturday at 2:00pm. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. If you do now want to race, we also need volunteers to help with the race or to man a recruitment table we will have set up. If you need a registration form, contact us.

October 11, 2009

This saturday is the Lacrosse Drews/Neubar Invite in La Crosse, WI. If you are able to join us, we will be leaving from the wooden gopher in front of the Rec Center at 6pm on Friday, but we need to know if you are planning on coming ASAP. The men will race at 10:30am, and the women will be racing at 11:30am.

September 22, 2009

We finally get to have our first meeting—this Thursday (the 24th) at 8pm, in the third floor board room of Coffman Memorial Union— we will be there showing everyone where to go if you cant find it —TURC will be having our beginning of the year informational meeting to discuss everything you need to know about this upcoming year. We will go over racing, fundraising, finances, social events, and more so please every member of TURC, try to come! I don't want anyone to miss out on any important information.

September 17, 2009

Welcome back returning students, and to the freshman, welcome to the University of Minnesota! The turnout this first week has been great. You started this year as the most successful yet, and we want you to keep coming back.

A few reminders: make sure to sign up for the mailing list so that you get all of our announcements. You can do that at our contact page.

Finally, TURC would like to team up with Colleges Against Cancer and assist in a 5K fun run benefiting breast cancer. The day of the race will be on Saturday, October 17. If you are interested in helping or participating we can send you more information. For those of you who are in the Distance Project, we will be in La Crosse that weekend for the annual UW-La Crosse Drews/Neubauer Invite.