Movin' Shoes Running Club
“The mission of the Movin’ Shoes Running Club is to foster an inclusive running group that supports the local running community through volunteerism, team race participation, training, and social events. We welcome runners of all abilities and styles to be part of the team.”
About Movin' Shoes Running Club
The Movin' Shoes Running Club was founded in 2000 after a group of individuals decided to turn their shared interests into an official Running Group. Since then we’ve grown as a fitness-loving community, and have expanded what we offer to our members. When you decide to join us, you too will gain access to various events and, most importantly, to a group of like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about fitness as you are.
MSRC is supported by the Movin' Shoes store located on Park St in Madison. Movin’ Shoes continues to be “Madison and Wisconsin’s foremost running specialty store, providing shoes, support, and service for all kinds of runners!”
All the Details
To represent Movin’ Shoes in a positive manner through volunteerism, sportsmanship, friendliness, encouragement, and teamwork.
To actively promote the Movin’ Shoes community on social media (i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Strava) if/when possible.
To wear a Movin’ Shoes t-shirt/singlet during races and volunteering events!
To assist the local running community in their personal fitness goals
To have fun!
Golden rule – always treat others how you would want to be treated
Be safe – be alert when crossing streets, wear the appropriate gear, run on the left, remain visible
Proudly wear your Movin’ Shoes tshirt or race singlet!
Statement of Inclusion
We strive to connect runners across race, pace, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sex, gender identity, ability, age, religion, non-religion, and sexual orientation. We are on this journey together, and recognize that there is work to be done regarding racism, social justice, and equality. We are dedicated to fostering a running community that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Anyone committed to treating others with dignity, respect, and fairness is welcome here; we encourage runners to bring their whole selves, knowing that they will be respected – because running is for all of us.
How to Become an "Active Member"
We hope you will consider becoming an active member of the club. In order to be considered an “active member” of the new Running Club, you must meet the following expectations:
Fill out the Movin’ Shoes-Madison Running Club Membership Form
Submit the $25 annual membership fee with a completed membership form (see link above) in person at Movin’ Shoes. Membership renewal is good for twelve months from the date of submission.
Represent Movin’ Shoes in a positive manner through volunteerism, sportsmanship, friendliness, encouragement, and teamwork.
If/when possible: actively promote the Movin’ Shoes community on social media (i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Strava).
Wear a Movin’ Shoes t-shirt/singlet during races and volunteering events!
Stay informed regarding MSRC Club Bylaws
Discounts for Active Members
Active club members will be eligible to receive 20% OFF full-priced shoes and in-stock Movin’ Shoes branded gear (*see rules and restrictions below), and a free Movin’ Shoes tech t-shirt to be worn proudly on race day and at volunteer events!
*Rules and Restrictions
The discount is good for 20% off full-priced shoes, and in-stock Movin’ Shoes branded gear.
Discount is good ONLY at the Movin’ Shoes-Madison location and can only be used in-person.
IMPORTANT: discount is for personal use ONLY!
Misuse of in-store discount may result in membership termination.
Weekly Group Runs
Active members are encouraged to attend our FREE weekly running groups:
Sunday runs are our biggest run of the week – offering a short, medium, and long route and many pace group options! We typically meet at Movin’ Shoes at 8am, but please check our Google Doc which is always kept current. We meet in the Movin' Shoes store at 8:00 AM for announcements and dividing up into pace groups. We also have coffee for a post-run treat!
Come join us for a community run every Monday for 3-5 miles. Paces range from 9-12 min/mile, with some walk/runners. Meet at 5:45 PM, inside Movin’ Shoes upstairs on the 2nd floor, before we get started for a run in the neighborhood.
Fast Steady Run
Come join us for the speediest run of the week. Like all of our runs, any pace or distance is welcome, however paces for this run generally range from 6-8 min/mile. This group is a little different structure than the rest of the week, with an informal check-in on paces before the run, but not assigned leaders/groups/buddy runners. Meet at 5:45 PM, inside Movin’ Shoes upstairs on the 2nd floor for the run. The Tuesday crew often meets at The Mason bar after runs.
We are currently holding them at 6:00 PM at The Shell for the winter! Please note that there is an entrance fee to use the facilities; day and month passes are available. Coach TK will be there to guide you along the way. All paces welcome: TK will get to know your fitness before giving you your workout splits, rests, etc. See you there for some speed work!
Come join us for a women’s run every Thursday for 3-5 miles. Paces range from 9-12 min/mile, with some walk/runners. Meet at 5:45 PM, inside Movin’ Shoes upstairs on the 2nd floor, before we get started for a run in the neighborhood. All Women (cis and trans) are welcome, including non-binary and gender nonconforming individuals who want to be in a women’s space!
We have recently joined with Dane County Trail Runners to offer these trail runs to the larger running community. The trail runs rotate between a few club-favorites, Picnic Point and Pheasant Branch. In addition to these two favorite routes, we add in other trails, like Ice Age Trail Segments, and visits to local State Parks! These runs usually meet up at 8:30 AM at the park where the run will be taking place.