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About the Alpine Runners

About the Club

The Alpine Runners is the largest running club in the Chicagoland area, with over 600 members.  The "Saturday Morning" training run is the most popular year-round.  Mileage varies from 4 miles to 22 miles, depending on the individual, season, and weather.  All routes are complete with "water stops" that have Gatorade and water. 


Pace groups start from 7:30 minutes per mile and increase in 30-second increments to 12:00 minutes per mile.  During "marathon season" upwards of 200 people can show up on a Saturday morning.


We always welcome visitors to any of our runs, but please be prepared to sign our waiver before the run for liability reasons! After your first visit, we know you will want to join the Alpine Runners!


For over 30 years the club has put on an annual race with distances varying from 5k to a half-marathon and "kiddie races."  See the Alpine Races page for information about this year's races.

Your 2014 Alpine Board Members


Front: Beth Onines, Alice Chin Rittle, Brandi Heinz Brown, Mary Ann Zemla, Mary Hunt.
Rear: Glenn Jewett,  Doug Pitchford, Ted Gallagher, Dave Wcislo, Brian Foss. 
Absent: Vicki Merkys, Lisa Milie