MIT Running Club

Come run with friends!

MIT Running Club was founded in 2013 and revived in 2018 to provide an outlet for novice, intermediate, and experienced runners in the MIT community of undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and visitors. We're an official MIT Club Sport composed of running-loving scholars and friends.

We welcome runners of all backgrounds and abilities, so whether you're race-ready or more of a casual runner, we're happy to have your company! The club is open to all members of the community. Our goal is to provide regular training opportunities, socialization, encouragement, and practical advice.

There are no membership dues required to run with us, but you must file a waiver and join our Club Sports roster.

You should join our mailing list and Slack workspace to get club updates. We also have a Strava club, Facebook group, and Instagram page.

Please send any questions to We look forward to running with you!

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Practice Schedule

This schedule has been updated for spring 2024.

Our regular practices will be held at the following times, meeting at the steps of the Stratton Student Center. Each Wednesday, we do a speed workout with Tracksmith, a local running company.

  • Mondays: 5:15pm
  • Tuesdays, Fridays: 7:15am
  • Wednesdays: 6:15pm (or 6:30pm at Tracksmith at 285 Newbury St)

  • Additionally, we will host sprint sessions at the following times, meeting inside the Z Center on the Kresge side (where the couches are):
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays: 8:00am

  • We send an email before each run with a proposed route. To join this mailing list, follow this link or email and we will add you.

    Here is a compiled document with some of our running routes. Enjoy!


    MIT Running Club offers opportunities for members to participate in cross country and track races associated with the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA). We organize our own outdoor track meet (the Happy Beaver Invitational) in the spring.

    We also attend local road races and typically send a large group to the Cambridge Half Marathon in November.

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    To reach us, please contact or fill out the anonymous feedback form if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or concerns.