The Los Angeles Running Club (LARC) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that unites runners and walkers in Southern California. In addition to competing in numerous races, we offer year-round training runs, an interval training track night, recreational and travel activities, and social gatherings. We’re dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and enduring friendships.  

Saturdays include tent support, snacks and refreshments, interesting speakers, networking, social and charitable events, and getting connected with others in the running community.

Take in the beautiful sites while running/walking along the oceanfront or get in a more challenging hill workout, all while enjoying ocean breezes.

Ten Reasons to Join
1. Regularly scheduled interval, tempo, long slow distance, recovery, and hill group runs at various distances for all abilities

2. Group participation in various marathons and relays – Los Angeles Marathon, San Diego Rock N Roll, San Francisco, and others

3. Fun social activities

4. Discounts for select local races

5. Specially negotiated hotel rates for select out-of-town marathons

6.  Member discounts on all LARC merchandise

7. Inexpensive yearly dues – just $60 to join

8. Training schedules available exclusively to members

9. Philanthropic activities

10. Friendly, warm and welcoming members

If you still have questions please email us at


How Do I Join?
Please feel free to join us at any of our runs with our compliments. If you decide you like the club and would like to run with us on a regular basis, please complete all the required fields on this online application. On Page 3 you will be asked for your credit card information.

The membership year begins July 1st and ends June 30th.

New and renewing memberships extend to June 30, 2020.
New and renewing members receive one free LARC running shirt, shoe tab, and license plate frame.