Would you like to help start a Chubby Mommy Running Club in your area? If so, click on the MeetUp badge on the home page of my blog (or click here!) and then press the red “I’m interested!” button when you get there. Your home town should show up automatically. Then, email me and we’ll figure out how to find a place to meet, people and sponsors! My email: julieanderson (at) hotmail (dot) com
We have 12 (that’s Twelve!) CMRC’s across the country so far. Ignore the Meetup widget, if you’re counting on it. Glitch: it only shows the Meetups that haven’t met yet. We have about 50 people in Eugene so far, and active groups in Newport News, VA and St. Clair, MO. Hang with us on Facebook!
I know many of us are intimidated to walk into a running store to meet strangers to run with, so I’m starting a monthly “Social” meetup time first, just to get to know each other. If you know of a store, a business, a cafe, or an office who’s willing to host, let me know, and I can reach out to them with this plan.
I figure if people can get to know each other first, they’re more likely to show up to run together. I’ve learned over the years that not everyone is as extroverted as I am!
And, local vendors stores and other running groups can sponsor the events by offering door prizes or food and drink, so they can get to know us too. This keeps it all local and REAL, because we’re just real people wanting to connect in real life, and helping each other get a little healthier along the way.