You want to run but you’re afraid you might be too slow, too out-of-shape, too old—too something. Maybe you’ve been running for years, but have never felt like you fit in with other runners because of outdated ideas about what a runner looks like. Here’s the reality: if you run, you’re a runner, no matter how fast or slow you go. If you want to be a runner, you’ve come to the right place
You can think of the Slow AF Run Club as the Facebook for the Back of the Pack, we have our own app on iPhone, iPad, and Android but without the ads, hates speech, trolls, and political nonsense that Facebook provides.
Whether you’re looking to walk your first 5K, run your first mile, or beyond—we’ve got you covered with modifiable training plan and beginners running courses.
If you’re already running but ready to take it to another level, the Slow AF Run Club is up to the challenge. Intermediate and advanced plans can help you run faster, stronger, and stay motivated.
Some people think you’ve got to be fast to be serious—you know that’s not true. Advanced training plans will challenge you to keep running injury-free for years to come!
I’ve been an athlete for 13 years, however, always felt totally isolated as a runner. I run slow, always. I wouldn’t enter races; didn’t understand this idea of community people referenced...and then I discovered the Slow AF Running Club. The range of runners is vast and we are here to support and uphold, to cheer the wins, and hold space for the hard runs. In a time of separation, I’ve found connection and it pushes me to tackle miles weekly. -BETH G.
Less than a year ago I was Googling "can you be over 200 pounds and run a 5K." I'm living in rural America. I've got no place to go. An MSN article led me to Martinus and this amazing community, which I didn't realize I desperately needed. I can share my progress, my struggles, and always get positivity in return. I'm no longer embarrassed, or hiding because I'm afraid of how I'll look to others. Now I'm celebrating every run and making plans to crush even bigger goals. -HEATHER V.
We get it—training at the back of the pack can be isolating. Getting started can be difficult. Turning out to local run club meet-ups can be tough if you feel like you’re “not fast enough.” The Slow AF Run Club is powered by slow runners. It was built to encourage and empower YOU to reach your personal goals and become the best athlete you can be.
We connect, learn, teach, and grow together as a global team. We’re changing the running community one person, one run, one race at a time. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!
The Slow AF Run Club is a growing global movement. Connect with other like-minded peers online and near you.
Joining the Slow AF Club means you get access to training plans, discussions, and knowledge specifically tailored for back of the pack runners. We run different, we train different.
Participate in virtual races, community challenges, and in-person meet ups (when COVID regulations) permit.
Slow AF Club is a safe space to have real conversations, celebrate your personal wins and share your struggles in JUDGMENT-FREE and DRAMA-FREE zone.