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There are few things that can top the feeling of a runner’s high. Add in a community of 200 running buddies, the opportunity to explore your city on foot, and a nightcap to finish it off—all free of charge—and you’ve got Midnight Runners, the running collective that makes your city your playground.
Want in? Us, too. So, lace up, warm up, and get ready to run your town.
Formed in London in 2015, Midnight Runners was born out of two friends’ love for their city, their commitment to meeting up to hit the streets, and their desire to bring people together. That accountability and passion turned their two-man team into one of the largest urban running communities in Europe — thousands of like-minded athletes, united by an appreciation for meeting new people, taking on new challenges, and keeping fit.
Central to their philosophy is the idea of inclusivity and that “everyone is welcome and everyone is invited”. No matter your fitness prowess, background, or age, Midnight Runners stands behind the belief that there’s always power in numbers. So the moment you start pounding the pavement, you run as a pack and no one gets left behind.
Going down in London, Berlin, Boston, Barcelona, New York, Paris, and LA, this weekly run-after-dusk (not at midnight, contrary to their name) club takes its runners on a 10k route through each respective city. Rather than a mad dash to the finish line, the Midnight Runners crew throws in five bodyweight exercise stops (read: a burst of burpees, push-ups, squats, sit-ups, and planks) along the way, giving participants toward the back of the pack a chance to catch up.
In the midst of the city lights, upbeat, blaring beats (they take their playlists seriously), laughter, and good vibes, the 6.2 miles will be over before you know it. And that’s when the real fun begins.
Once you’re repping a solid sweaty glow, you and your fellow Midnight Runners will head straight to a local bar for post-jaunt hurrahs and quite possibly the most epic after-party you could imagine. ‘Cause, in the words of co-founder Greg Drach, “We run hard, and we party harder”.
It doesn’t stop there. Midnight Runners also host track sessions to improve your speed and technique, trail running music festivals, and relay running events that take the sport to another level.
More than just a running group, Midnight Runners pride themselves in redefining what it means to be a runner, revolutionizing the sport, pushing boundaries, and impacting people’s lives. With the help of Reebok, they continue to expand their reach, sharing their fervor for making fitness fun (and loud) across the world.
With Midnight Runners, you come away with so much more than just a good sweat and an endorphin rush. Whether you’re looking to shave time off your mile, get in better shape, connect with locals, or get to know your city, Midnight Runners give solo runs, well… a run for their money.
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