Who We Are

Athens Road Runners is a supportive community of runners of all ages and abilities. Our mission is to inspire and engage individuals to achieve health, fitness and training goals through the sport of running. We are a registered affiliate chapter of the Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest organization in the United States dedicated to distance running and a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. Athens Road Runners is governed by a volunteer board of directors whose members actively serve the Athens community in a variety of ways.

Individual runners, couples, and families can join Athens Road Runners and benefit from the camaraderie, encouragement and support that a running community provides.

  • We connect the Athens area running community and promote health and fitness through running.
  • We encourage, motivate and support Athens area runners of all speeds and abilities.
  • We host social events to help runners to meet each other.
  • We provide a calendar of races in our community and southeast U.S. region. 
  • We support programs that encourage Athens area youth to run for health and self esteem.
  • We provide quality coaching by RRCA-certified coach and Atlanta Track Club masters team member Al Jeffers, who supports runners in meeting their goals.

Our Charter Members

Our charter members have made a financial investment in the club. They represent a variety of backgrounds, ages, and running abilities.

Charter members include: Cindy Adams, Stefan Billmayer, Tyra Byers, Dan DeLamater, Deborah Dietzler, Gary Douberly,Tina Eckard, David Eckles, Dan Horton, Denise Horton, Monica Huff, Tommy Jackson, Al Jeffers, John Kissane, Greg Morin, Kelly Simmons, Julie Thompson and Peter Shedd.

Our Corporate Sponsors

Specializing in outpatient physical therapy services, running clinics and gait analysis. Visit their Services page to find out more!

Other Partners and In-Kind Sponsors

20% discount off first pair of shoes for all ARR members.
15% off all merchandise all year.
Free coffee for runners after our Saturday morning group runs.
15% discounts on merchandise for all ARR members.
15% off bodywork services in Rolfing® Structural Integration.
15% Online Discounts on all merchandise onemoremilerunning.com
Referrals to race directors who offer registration discounts to our members.