History
Running Club
Running Club

Running Club

A Snail’s Pace Running Club dates back to 1978, a social club with roughly 400 active members. Our members run at all levels of ability. You will always have friends to run with for training, and racing, while cheering and encouraging you. 

Our Running Club meets weekly for Fun Runs at each of our storefront locations.

  • Monday: Monrovia at 5:45 PM with a run start at 6:00 PM.
  • Tuesday: Brea at 5:45 PM with a run start at 6:00 PM.
  • Wednesday: Fountain Valley at 5:45 PM with a run start at 6:00 PM.
  • Wednesday: Mission Viejo at 6:00 PM with a run start at 6:15 PM.

In addition to weekly fun runs, there are monthly meetings, running events, social parties, and much more.

Coached Training Programs

We’re thrilled to bring you brand new coaching programs. Formerly Running Academy, we’re back with fresh ideas and lots more fun while continuing the tradition of helping individuals achieve their running & fitness goals.

New Coached Programs are now available for 2023 enrollment.
Goal Race OC Marathon programs begin
12/17/22 & Goal Race OC Half Marathon programs begin 1/14/23.

Our Coached Programs utilize VDOT, a web & mobile-friendly Interactive Training Program that goes far beyond the functionalities of a basic running app. Fully automated, truly personalized, and highly adaptive. A one-of-a-kind training experience facilitated by your coach that helps you achieve measurable improvements while helping you train correctly and more intelligently — all to make you the best runner you can be.

Run Club Members receive 50% off Coached Programs.

About Your Perks

Running Club Members Enjoy

  • Exclusive yearly team singlet.
  • 10% discount in-store and online.
    • Free Shipping on all online orders.
  • 60-day return policy on items.
  • 20% discount on all A Snail’s Pace items (excludes limited-release apparel).
  • 50% off all Coached Training Programs.
  • Exclusive discount to your favorite races (20% off or more).
  • Earn rewards points for attending fun runs, redeemable for digital ASP Gift Cards. 
  • Weekly fun runs:
    • Monday: Monrovia at 5:45 PM with a run start at 6:00 PM.
    • Tuesday: Brea at 5:45 PM with a run start at 6:00 PM.
    • Wednesday: Fountain Valley at 6:00 PM with a run start at 6:15 PM.
    • Wednesday: Mission Viejo at 6:00 PM with a run start at 6:15 PM.
  • Weekend-assisted long runs.
  • Members-only running events (Salt Creek Stampede, etc).
  • Priority access to exclusive store events (pub runs, year-end gala, special guest speakers). 
  • Discounted tickets to our end-of-the-year Running Gala event.
  • Pacing team opportunities at SoCal’s biggest running events:
    • Surf City Marathon & Half
    • OC Marathon & Half
    • Surf City 10
    • Mission Inn Half 
  • Special limited edition run club apparel drops throughout the year.
  • Dedicated members-only Facebook page and weekly email updates.
  • Monthly social events throughout 2023 (post-race BBQs, St. Patricks Day crawl, Valentine’s Day speed dating, and much more).



Coached Training Members Enjoy

  • Web & Mobile Friendly “VDOT” Interactive Training Program that connects you with your coach and training program while pulling data in real-time from STRAVA (free), GARMIN, or COROS, which goes beyond the functionality of a basic training app.
  • ASP Training Hat or Visor.
  • 10% discount in-store and online.*
  • 40% discount (one-time use on store-branded items).
  • Discount on local races (varies).
  • Dedicated STRAVA and FACEBOOK  private pages and weekly email updates.
  • Customizable training schedule (flexibility & convenience).
  • Saturdays in-person training with an onsite coach.
    • Weekend runs will be rotating between multiple locations for more options. 
  • Bi-Monthly VDOT 5K, 10K Challenges (voluntary).
  • Weekday in-person fun runs at each of our A Snail’s Pace locations (optional).
  • Potential opportunity to pace local races.
  • Access to Chief Running Officer Michelle Montiel with 20 years of coaching experience by Zoom Call or in-person gait analysis scheduling.
  • Private runner appreciation events
  • Access to club events during the duration of your program.
  • Opportunity to demo the latest nutritional products and equipment from leading industry brands.
  • Media library and documents to guide you throughout your workouts.
  • Informative workshops that cover a variety of running subjects, led by team doctors and running experts.

Additional Running Club Information

Running Club Schedule & Activities

Trail Runs, Pub Runs, Sporting Events, Galas, and Holiday Parties are among some of the many activities our club hosts.

Check out our events calendar for all upcoming Running Club Social Events.

Look for the bright green and yellow ASP Canopy (usually found near the finish line) at the featured local “Race Of The Month” throughout 2023, year. Warm-up and cool down with fellow Club Members.

Please note races are tentative and subject to change. See the schedule down below.

Forward-Looking, Heritage-Inspired, A Symbol Of Pride Representing Diversity And Togetherness.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of the 2023 Running Club Uniform.

2023 Running Club Monthly Race Schedule

Date Race Race Location
November 19 Seal Beach Turkey Trot, 5K/10K Seal Beach, CA
November 24 Dana Point Turkey Trot, 5K/10K Dana Point, CA