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Running Clubs 

A dozen clubs to get you off the couch and onto the streets

click to enlarge Runners with the Lantern Tap House club take to South Perry. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Runners with the Lantern Tap House club take to South Perry.

Bloomsday Road Runners Club The Bloomsday Road Runners club goes far beyond the annual 12K. They organize multiple races and weekly trail runs, all focused on long-distance walking and running. Check out their website for an extensive schedule of events updated each week.  Spokane • Wash. •

C:/NextIT/Run Meet this "fitness fun group" with a love of running, snowshoeing and "random acts of debauchery" at the Monterey Café every Tuesday at 5:45 pm between March and Thanksgiving for a 4.5-mile run. Collect the coveted group T-shirts after your fifth, 37th, 67th, 101st and 139th runs. Spokane • Wash. • Find them on Facebook

Fleet Feet Sports The local Fleet Feet shops don't just sell gear; they also offer a racing club and a variety of training groups from its No Boundaries 12-week programs that take couch potatoes and trains them for their first 5K, to a newer trail running group.  511 Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene • Idaho • 208-765-7604 | 1303 N. Washington St., Spokane • Wash. • 328-4786 •

Flightless Birds The FBRC meets at Zentropa Pizzeria and Pub in Cheney every Tuesday from April to November for a 3-to-4-mile jaunt. Runs are typically at 6 pm, with later meeting times to beat the heat in July and August. The group encourages everyone to "run, walk or crawl" at their own pace and stick around for post-run grub and drinks.  Cheney • Wash. •

Flying Irish Running Club What started as an average running club for average Spokane runners has evolved into the largest social running club in the nation. But don't be intimidated; it's still all about having fun, meeting new people. Complete six runs, get on stage and tell an Irish joke, and you earn the right to wear a club shirt. Meet the Flying Irish at 5:45 pm at Ripples Riverside Grill every Thursday, March through November. Spokane • Wash. •

Lantern Tap House Run Club To keep with the restaurant-based running club trend, join the Lantern Tap House Running Club on most Tuesdays at 6 pm and choose either a "3-ish" or "5-ish" mile run, then stay for a pint. Extra runs are posted on the restaurant's website regularly. 1004 S. Perry St., Spokane • Wash. •

Liberty Lake Running Club Liberty Lake folks can meet the LLRC at Twisp Cafe on Thursdays at 6 pm for a 3-mile run or walk. Weekly runs occur March through October, with a few extra themed runs each month, like crazy sock runs, a strolling storytime for the kiddos, and a Halloween run. Liberty Lake • Wash. • Find them on Facebook

Manito Running Club Intermediate and advanced runners meet at the 18th & Grand parking lot at Manito Park on Saturdays at 8 am for a 5-to-6-mile run, followed by coffee and socializing at Rockwood Bakery.  Spokane • Wash. •

Palouse Road Runners Club If you're in the Palouse area and you're looking for a slightly more intense run, meet up with this group for a mix of long distance runs, speed work and mountain trail workouts.  Moscow/Pullman • Idaho/Wash. •

SoHi Running Club This casual South Hill (SoHi) running club meets at Miguel's every Monday at 6 pm, rain or shine, with drinks to follow a 3-to-5-mile jaunt.  Spokane • Wash. •

Spokane Distance Project This men's group is for serious runners who are looking for a solid support system while they train. Dues are $50 twice a year and include "buckets of camaraderie" and membership in the USA Track and Field organization. Spokane • Wash. •

Spokane Swifts Running Team The Spokane Swifts is a group for Inland Northwest women who love running and want to increase their speed and endurance in the company of other women. Serious runners of all ages are welcome; the current team consists of women ranging in age from 20 to 60.

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