Welcome to the Wabash River Runners Club! Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or you’ve never run a 5K before, we are here to help support and encourage you to meet your goals! The WRRC is a social running club located in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area, and we have many different group runs and races to keep you motivated. Our group runs include both trails and roads around town and on the beautiful Wabash Heritage Trail. On average, there are 3-4 group runs each week, with varying distances and at different locations. Our Farmers Market 5K series runs May-October, and our Trail Race Series runs from July-October. Come on out and join us for a group run – we run at all paces, so don’t worry about being the “new person”. There may even be a cup of coffee or a delicious breakfast afterwards to get to know each other and celebrate each others’ successes!
Why run with a group? I run by myself frequently, early in the mornings before work, and while I enjoy the peace and quiet and “time to think”, some of my best runs are when I’m running with my WRRC friends. I’ve been pushed by other club members to become a better runner, and I’ve been encouraged on harder days. I’ve learned how much faster a run can go when you’re just chatting with a friend about the past week. There really is something special about running with other people who share the same love of the sport. The stories and the laughing keep me coming back, and I hope you’ll come join us, too!
Feel free to poke around our website at the different group runs and races we offer, as well as for information on membership. Let us know if you have any questions!
Let us know if you plan to participate in the Run in the New Year. Complete the form below to give us a rough idea of how many people to expect. This does not commit you to attend. Please only submit this form ONCE.
The location for the first in our Trail Race series has been moved. Due to flooding, the 5K scheduled for July 29th has been relocated to begin at the Tippecanoe Battlefield in Battleground. Please plan accordingly. We will post the status of the remaining trail races depending on the trail conditions for the remainder of the summer.
We have some exciting events coming up very soon! First we have the election of new officers. The positions that are available for selection are:
- Vice-President–Susan has volunteered to stay in this position
- Treasurer–Currently open
- Membership director–Barb has volunteered to stay in this position
Please let us know if you are interested in any of these positions. We will have a formal vote on Saturday, June 13th at Panera on the Levee at 9:30 AM. It will be to your advantage to attend, to elect your choice of candidates. Please support this event, we cannot have good choices without everyone’s input.
Next, we have talked with Bryce Carlson, Professor at Purdue and extreme runner that just finished his Race Across America today!! 3100 miles!! What an accomplishment!! He has agreed to come and speak to us on June 16th at 6:30 PM at Sargent Preston’s in downtown Lafayette. He will talk about his epic journey across the USA and his experiences. He will also be available to answer questions. This is a tremendous accomplishment and it should be interesting to hear about his adventures on the roads of America. Please note this on your calendar, come eat, drink and enjoy the stories!!
The next night, June 17th is the second Farmer’s Market 5K. Don’t forget to come and enter so you will be in tip top shape for your next race! The Farmer’s Market will be at Cumberland Park in West Lafayette and registration starts at 5:45 PM. The race will start at 6:30 PM. As usual it will be the same night as the Farmer’s Market so you can fill up on goodies while you are there!
Please plan to come see us at these events and join in the fun at WRRC!!!
Wabash River Runners Club President
WRRC is proud to partner with Officer Tim A. Potts, Administrative Operations Captain with Purdue University Police Department – as he was selected to represent the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and Fallen Officers Fund. Tim and his group will lead a Torch Run for Special Olympics and recognize fallen IMPD Officer Perry Renn at the Farmers Market 5k Run in Cumberland Park, Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30pm. Law enforcement officers and their families as with Special Olympic athletes will be there. Donations will be taken for Law Enforcement for Special Olympics and Fallen Officers Fund. T-Shirts will also be available for purchase. Come and run – be a part of this event!
Non-members $3 and maximum $5 per family