Where Y'At Magazine - New Year’s Resolutions: Five Unique New Orleans Clubs for Runners

by  Greg Roques   As a long-time runner, I am honestly shocked by the number of running clubs active in New Orleans. I have lived in cities more than five times the size of our metro area, both in geography and population, and was unable to find a quarter of the running communities we have here… and they call us the Big Easy.  A good running club can be the most powerful weapon in your race-training artillery—it’s also a great way to make friends and explore areas you wouldn’t otherwise venture through. While a quiet solo run can be cathartic, having a group that relies on you to show up makes it less likely you will skip a workout, regardless of the weather, time of day, or your mood.  No matter your schedule or skill level, New Orleans has a crew for you. Several organizations around the city shared details with  Where Y’at  about their groups to help you find your perfect fit.

by Greg Roques

As a long-time runner, I am honestly shocked by the number of running clubs active in New Orleans. I have lived in cities more than five times the size of our metro area, both in geography and population, and was unable to find a quarter of the running communities we have here… and they call us the Big Easy.

A good running club can be the most powerful weapon in your race-training artillery—it’s also a great way to make friends and explore areas you wouldn’t otherwise venture through. While a quiet solo run can be cathartic, having a group that relies on you to show up makes it less likely you will skip a workout, regardless of the weather, time of day, or your mood.

No matter your schedule or skill level, New Orleans has a crew for you. Several organizations around the city shared details with Where Y’at about their groups to help you find your perfect fit.

Thomas Nguyen

A Native New Orleanian, Thomas joined the Move Ya Brass Krewe in the second week of its inception and has helped the group with its administrative functions ever since.  Thomas’ drive to exercise stemmed from his own battle with Type-2 Diabetes, which drove him to run more and participate in many races & half marathons throughout the city.