Training Runs

The Essex Running Club organizes training runs for athletes of all abilities.

ERC Runners gather at Fleet Feet Sports

ERC Runners gather at Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Sunday Morning Run
Fleet Feet Sports, Montclair, Every Sunday, 7:00 am. Meet at Fleet Feet Sports (603 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042)  Join this fun group of people training for endurance events such as half marathons or marathons, or who simply enjoy running longer distances. The standard route zips through scenic Montclair, and into Brookdale Park before returning to the store via a challenging climb on Wildwood Avenue.  The route runs 6-8+ miles (approximately 60-90+ minutes). We will help match you with others of similar pace.  This group typically runs between 8 and 10 minutes per mile.

Grove Pharmacy Sunday Morning Long Run
Every Sunday, 7:00 am, meet at Grove Pharmacy (123 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ 07042) for at least 7 but up to 20+ miles during Fall marathon season. This group typically runs between 7 and 8 minutes per mile.

West Essex Trail Saturday Morning Run
Every Saturday, 8:00 am, meet at Verona High School. Up to 6 miles on the West Essex Trail!

Hosted Runs
In addition to these training runs, club members host social runs from their homes.  These hosted runs offer a opportunity to get to know other club members while enjoying a leisurely 4 to 6 mile run at a pace that’s comfortable for you.  After the run, hang out, talk and sample excellent food!   It’s a great way to meet people from the club and enjoy running.  Our hosted run are usually in Winter on Saturday or Sunday mornings at 9am and on Wednesday or Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Summer.