Big Benefits of Running with Buddies


It’s no secret that working out in a group produces better results than flying solo. Research shows that the healthy actions of others rub off on us. Benefits of working out with other people include improving consistency, and increasing the intensity and duration of exercise. The same rings true for running.

Tackling runs or a lengthy training plan with a run group not only improves individual accountability but also allows athletes to: increase mileage safely, avoid injury and mental burn-out, and gain moral support and stamina.

Roadrunners of Kansas City (formerly known as Personal Best) has been hosting group runs filled with positive support for over 25 years. We invite you to try out some group runs for free every Saturday in October to see for yourself the benefits of running with friends (and water stops)! Also check out our short promo video for a glimpse of the spirit of our group.

Coach Amy Parkerson-Mitchell as the owner and operator of this run club adds unmatched expertise. Amy is a certified Garmin Coach, has recently been featured in Runner’s World, and is a licensed physical therapist. Although run leads may fluctuate, Coach Amy creates all of the training plans and provides a world of knowledge for her runners.

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Whether you’re a first-timer, a seasoned runner, or anything in between, there is a place for everyone at RRKC. Ready to try something new? Join us for the month of October. It could transform your year. 

“Before I joined RRKC, I struggled to train consistently, battled injuries, and couldn't find my community of people that made me fall in love with running in the first place. RRKC has changed all of that for me. I train more consistently, have kept injuries at bay, and because of that managed to get faster, all while making great friends!”    -Melody