The Palmetto Running Club is host to the Lowcountry's most inclusive running club. Our goal is to connect all the runners in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and beyond.
Running with a club is one of the ways to get ready for that big race you have coming up also a great way to meet people. Our group runs will help you meet your training goals in a social, fun and inclusive setting. We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities to join us each week for one of our many running events. While all our group runs are open to everyone at no charge, membership in the Palmetto Running Club has its many advantages. See details below.
Palmetto Running Club Membership Benefits & Perks. Cost $40 per year.
#1. Discounts into any PRC races ($5.00 off)
#2. Palmetto Running Club Tech-shirt ($27.50 value)
#3. Membership into the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)
#4. Members only PRC in-store 10% discount
#5. Holiday party and social events
#6. Access to our network of certified coaches, nutritionists and physical therapists
When there are others counting on you, you’re more likely to show up. One of the biggest reasons people stop running is because they lack this accountability.
The truth is that you become a better runner by training more often! Our running club gives you a weekly schedule to participate in and this will help you stay consistent and motivated.
#9. Motivation through Running with a Group
When you run with a group, everyone there knows what each other is going through, and that commiseration can motivate you all the way through your next race. It also fosters a sense of healthy competition. You’ll rely on each other for strength, enthusiasm and solidarity, all key ingredients to running a successful race.
#10. Learn from Others
Running with a group is also a great way to learn tips and tricks about becoming a better runner. Runners tend to talk about running while running, and this is a great way to garner valuable advice from people more experienced than you.
#11. Social Facilitation
There are actually several psychological benefits to running with a group. Social Facilitation is a social psychology term that means “an improvement in performance produced by the mere presence of others.” When you run with a group, you’ll get caught up in the pace, and you might not recognize how fast you’re going. Your brain encourages you to keep up when you might have slowed down alone.The Palmetto Running Club currently meets on Saturday mornings at various locations throughout the Lowcountry at 8:00am for group long runs in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head.
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