The Arlington Road Runners Club was formed in 2007 to promote fitness through running and walking programs.  If you’ve dreamed of walking or running a full or half marathon, or just need a fitness group for accountability, we’re the club for you.  We will help you reach your race and fitness goals while providing a fun, supportive atmosphere.

Summer 2014 Schedule

Below is our current training schedule, which is historically planned around the MCM.  ARRC members will soon receive an alternative schedule showing how to rearrange the long runs to fit the dates of other big Fall races on the East … Continue reading

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It’s not too late to register

Our season kicked off with a happy crowd on a beautiful morning!  We will continue to accept registrations for at least another month, so please join us by clicking the registration link to the right.  See you soon!

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Summer 2014 Registration is now OPEN!

Spring started last week (or so goes the rumor).  Have you already started your Fall race planning? Are you looking for a friendly, supportive running group to train for a full/half marathon, triathlon, or are you trying to stay fit in general?


Arlington Road Runners Club offers a gradual 6-month training program to help you achieve your goals, meeting in Rosslyn for increasingly longer group runs every Saturday morning.  Though the program is scheduled to end with the Marine Corps Marathon in October, our members train for races all around the country and overseas, so we can work with you to adjust your mileage for your target race.

ARRC offers:

  • A full 26-week training schedule with pre-run stretching & warmups
  • Mid-week track workouts and extra miles scheduled for those interested in extra training/longer distances
  • Planned routes along both sides of the Potomac, around the National Mall and into Rock Creek, Old Town, Falls Church, and Bethesda – beautiful sunrises and wildlife seen regularly!
  • Volunteer-run homebase and waterstops (for runs over 10 miles)
  • Experienced mentors, and a variety of pace groups to fit your speed
  • Invitation-only Facebook discussion page
  • Regular information about hydration, nutrition, running gear, avoiding injuries, and race preparation, among other topics of interest
  • Weekly newsletters with detailed trail maps, race photos, and more
  • Mid-season and end-of-season “survivor” parties
  • … and a fun group of people from ALL walks of life – all ages, sizes, speeds, and levels of experience!

Make your goals a reality. 

Orientation day is April 26th and we start with a 3 miler to determine pace groups.

Cost: $70 for new members, $50 for returning.

Click the button on the upper right of this page to register today!

Opening Day 2012

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Winter Registration Has Opened!

Our summer program officially ended with the Marine Corps Marathon (congrats everyone!), and our stripped-down winter season half marathon training program will begin November 30.  AARC’s winter season is a minimal-support program featuring casual Saturday runs starting at 8:00AM in downtown Rosslyn and covering familiar routes on both sides of the Potomac.  Starting with a 4 miler, the schedule runs for 20 weeks and gradually builds distance up to 14 miles so you’ll be ready for your spring half marathon. All paces welcome!

New members are $20 for the season, returning members are $15 until 12/28 (then it rises to $20), and existing mentors are free (the code was mailed to you already).  The link to register is in the box on the upper right, and once you have signed up you’ll receive more info about meeting place and logistics as well as the weekly newsletters letting you know distance and route.  We have a small but dedicated group that run all winter unless there is severe weather, so c’mon down and join us!

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2013 Summer Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: OUR SUMMER REGISTRATION CLOSED IN LATE JUNE.  Please check back in November for info on our Winter Training Program. 

Our training program is scheduled around the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) but our members run in races across the country.  Below is the official summer schedule for 2013 – ARRC members will receive a modified schedule to accommodate training for other big East Coast races in the Fall.  Additionally, we’ll have an alternative schedule available to experienced ARRC members looking for higher mileage to start as well as more long distance runs throughout the season.

The MCM will be Oct. 27 this year – registration opens March 27th at noon sharp. Last year it closed in less than 3 hours, so don’t hesitate if this is your goal race!

Week Saturday Start Time Full Marathon
Half Marathon   (miles) Fitness
1 27-Apr 8:00AM 3 3 20
2 4-May 7:00AM 3 3 25
3 11-May 7:00AM 4 4 25
4 18-May 7:00AM 5 4 30
5 25-May 7:00AM 6 5 35
6 1-Jun 6:00AM 7 5 40
7 8-Jun 6:00AM 8 6 45
8 15-Jun 6:00AM 9 6 50
9 22-Jun 6:00AM 10 7 55
10 29-Jun 6:00AM 10 7 60
11 6-Jul 6:00AM 12 8 65
12 13-Jul 6:00AM 10 8 70
13 20-Jul 6:00AM 14 9 75
14 27-Jul 6:00AM 10 9 80
15 3-Aug 6:00AM 16 10 90
16 10-Aug 6:00AM 13 10 100
17 17-Aug 6:00AM 10 12 110
18 24-Aug 6:00AM 18 12 120
19 31-Aug 6:00AM 12 10 130
20 7-Sep 7:00AM 10 10 140
21 14-Sep 6:30AM 20 13 150
22 21-Sep 7:00AM 13 10 160
23 28-Sep 7:00AM 10 10 180
24 5-Oct 6:30AM 22 10 130
25 12-Oct 7:00AM 13 13 100
26 19-Oct 7:00AM 6 6 60
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