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...MRun is the official running club of the University of Michigan. One of the founding clubs in the club running scene, MRun has been a dominant force since its inception in 2004 and has amassed to an overall membership of over 200 dues-paying undergraduate and graduate students in Ann Arbor. This makes MRun not only the biggest, most popular, and fastest growing club sport on campus, but also the largest collegiate running club in the nation.
Competing in both varsity and club cross-country and track and field meets across the country, MRun is very competitive in the collegiate running world. The club competes at high levels and wins races at distances ranging between the 5k and half-marathon. Last year, the MRun women's team took first and the men's team took third at nationals. This was MRun Womens' FIFTH consecutive championship, and we hope to make it six this year!
In addition to distance running, MRun also caters to track and field athletes and has year-round training for sprinters and field competitors. Because MRun competes in both indoor and outdoor track, athletes in distance, sprint, and field events are able to travel around the Midwest and compete in a long winter and spring track season against both club and varsity athletes. The MRun men and women have had many individual top-five finishes in their respective events at the NIRCA Track and Field National Championships, as well as many great overall team performances. Last year MRun dominated at the nationals scene, with the men's and women's team taking second and third overall, respectively, at the T&F National Championships.
MRun meets every weekday outside the CCRB at 4:15 for regular practice, and we have additional track practices on Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM at Ferry Field and Thursday at 4:15 PM at the CCRB. We also have long runs every Sunday morning at 10:15 AM if you're interested in running more! If you have any questions or would like to join our email list, email email@example.com.
Although MRun is very competitive, we accomodate runners and athletes of any type, and thus all ability levels are welcome. There are no cuts, tryouts, or time trials necessary to join the club. Whether you wish to compete against colleges nationwide, run in actual varsity races, or just show up a few times a week to run and hang out with friends, MRun is the right club for you!
MRun has a very social atmosphere, which is inviting to newcomers and is one of the reasons why so many friendships are built within the club. Also, MRun provides more than just an outlet for running and friendships: it is a large charitable organization, deeply involved within the community. This past year alone, the club as a whole raised over $30,000 for various local and national charities! Some of the charities and organizations that we worked with include the Special Olympics, The American Cancer Society, and myTeam Triumph.
MRun's Winter Mass Meeting will be on January 11th at 7:00 PM in the Great Lakes Room in Palmer Commons. Here you can sign up for our first meet, buy swag, become a member, and meet other runners/jumpers/throwers! Until then, feel free to reach out to any board members for any questions you have!