training runs

The Essex Running Club organizes training runs for athletes of all abilities.

Fleet Feet Thursday Night Run

Fleet Feet Sports, Montclair, Every Thursday, 6:00 pm. Meet at Fleet Feet Sports (603 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042)  This is a friendly social group run in the Fleet Feet Montclair neighborhood for one or two 3 mile loops (approximately 30-60 minutes).   All paces are welcome and there is enough or as little mileage as you desire! The route is flat, scenic and easy to navigate.

Fleet Feet Sunday Morning Run

Fleet Feet Sports, Montclair, Every Sunday, 7:00 am. Meet at Fleet Feet Sports (603 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042)  Join this fun group of people training for endurance events such as half marathons or marathons, or who simply enjoy running longer distances. The standard route zips through scenic Montclair, and into Brookdale Park before returning to the store via a challenging climb on Wildwood Avenue.  The route runs 6-8+ miles (approximately 60-90+ minutes). We will help match you with others of similar pace.  This group typically runs between 8 and 10 minutes per mile.

Grove Pharmacy Sunday Morning Long Run

Every Sunday, 7:00 am, meet at Grove Pharmacy (123 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ 07042) for at least 7 but up to 20+ miles during Fall marathon season. This group typically runs between 7 and 8 minutes per mile.

West Essex Trail Saturday Morning Run

Every Saturday, 8:00 am, meet at Verona High School. Up to 6 miles on the West Essex Trail.

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