Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers

If you are interested in joining a fun group of runners and walkers, this is a great group to join. They have over 500 members with 30 to 40 meeting every Saturday or Sunday at 7:00 a.m. at the RAW Clubhouse near the entrance to Oak Grove Park in Grapevine. The various levels of runners and walkers will meet anyone’s preference or condition.

From their website:

Founded in 1997, RAW has grown to over 500 members. On a typical Saturday or Sunday morning, 35-50 people meet for the group run/walk.

RAW has an outstanding reputation for community involvement, generosity and the ability to put on a darn good race. The club has adopted Horseshoe Trails where we run and walk, and we’re involved with all park clean-up days. Between 2000 and November 2005, the club donated over $60,000 to non-profits, including Texas Special Olympics, various dog rescue groups, Camp I-Thonka-Chi (a pediatric burn camp) and several September 11th groups. We are funded by membership dues and our annual races . The Bold in the Cold 5k and 15 k is held each January. The Hound Dog Hustle 5k and one-mile fun run is in April, and the Double Trouble 5k and 10k races are each fall. These races have a stellar history of being well-organized and downright fun. Our race T-shirts, mugs and flyers have all won “Best of” awards by Runners World Magazine and Runners Triathlete News.

Membership is only $20 a year for individuals and $30 for families. Membership benefits include: our bimonthly national award-winning newsletter, The Footprint, discounts at local running stores and discounted entry fees to RAW races.

Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers has great website with much more information including a map of their location and photos from their members.

Running or walking is a great way to get out and exercise and make some new friends at the same time. Sounds like a fun group of runners and walkers.