Running Club
Running Club

Founded in 1978, A Snails Pace Running Club is a social club that accommodates athletes of all abilities. You may have seen us in our New Balance Snails Pace uniforms at local races. The club consists of four Chapters with over 400 members: the original Fountain Valley Chapter, the Brea, Mission Viejo, and Monrovia chapters. Our members run at all levels of ability, so you will always have friends to run with for training and racing! There is also a Racing Team available for those who can meet the qualifying standards.

ASP Running Club is a Social group for all levels of runners. Members meet either at the stores or at nearby locations to go on weekly fun runs.

A twelve-month membership is $35 – individual, $60 – family. Members receive:

  • A 10% discount on all purchases, including sale items (unless otherwise specified) at all A Snail’s Pace Running Shops.
  • Free food at our monthly Chapter meetings.
  • Priority status for pacing opportunities.
  • Club discount codes to local races.

Club Races

To encourage club participation and camaraderie, we designate a local “Race of the Month” throughout the year. The Club Canopy is always there for those attending these races.

2021 Schedule

Email suggestions for additional Club Races to

Look for the Snail’s Canopy at each Club Race (usually near the Finish Area). Warm-up & cool-down with your ASPRC Teammates. Bring a chair and some refreshments to share! Have FUN!! Don’t forget to write down your finish time on the results clipboard at the canopy.

All races are tentative and subject to change

Date Race Race Location
February 27th Orange Curtain Marathon/10K Cerritos, CA
March 27th & 28th Rose Bowl Half Marathon Pasadena, CA
April 3rd Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Arcadia, CA
May 22nd Big 5 LA 5K Los Angeles, CA
May 23rd LA Marathon Los Angeles, CA
September 11th Surf City Marathon/Half/5K Huntington Beach, CA
October 9th & 10th Long Beach Marathon/Half/5K Long Beach, CA
November 6th & 7th OC Marathon/Half/5K Costa Mesa, CA

Social Activities

Trail runs, pub runs, sporting events, beach and holiday parties are among the many activities our club members host. Check out our events calendar for all upcoming running club social activities.

Club Uniform

You will be proud to wear the New Balance uniform and distinctive jackets of “A Snail’s Pace Running Club”. They are an effective psychological tool at the races and can be purchased at A Snail’s Pace Running Shop.

Grab your 2021 before it’s too late!