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Who we are: We are a running club for distance runners. Runners interested in training for half and full marathons should consider us. During our 16 years of existence, the North Shore Distance Running Club has successfully trained hundreds of runners to run their best marathon or half marathon. Our President is an RRCA Certified Running Coach. Cumulatively, our members have completed well over 1000 marathons. This vast wealth of knowledge and experience has been recognized by CARA, who has chosen to partner with the NSDRC for their Winter and Summer Marathon Training Programs. We conduct training programs for half and full marathons year round, targeting a local race in the spring and in the fall. We have runners training from 8 minutes per mile to over 12 minute miles. Of course, you are welcome to join us for the social and fitness benefits, even if you aren't planning on running a marathon or half marathon.

We are currently training for a fall marathon or half marathon. All r
uns begin at 6:45 am at Parking Lot C in Old School Forest Preserve (by the sled hill). The training is geared towards the Chicago Marathon but may be customized to other fall races. We run in organized pace groups along the scenic Des Plaines River Trail. This offers company and camaraderie, as well as shade to protect us from the heat and a soft running surface for our joints. Each pace group has a Pace Group Leader, who insures that the group runs together at the target pace. There is Gatorade and water at the start of every run, and along the course where needed. 

Our annual dues this year remain at $50. Current CARA members receive a $10 discount. Your annual membership includes organized group training runs with hydration on the routes, free end of season parties in the spring and fall, free cool NSDRC swag, a 15% discount off running gear at Runningwarehouse.com, plus other benefits throughout the year. If the $40 or $50 is more than you are able to afford, please let us know. We offer discounts for hardship situations, clergy, and students. Registration is now on line at this site under the Membership tab:
http://nsdrc.net/Membership/OnlineRegistration.aspx. To qualify for the CARA member discount, please use discount code CARA2017. You will then be asked to enter your membership number and expiration date, which we will check with the CARA office to insure it is current. Please register online on the Membership tab of this website. If you're not sure if this group is right for you, we encourage you to come out and run with us a few times before joining. Please print out and sign the waiver form when you run with us for the first time: http://nsdrc.net/portals/0/documents/NSDRC%20Waiver%20Form.pdf.


We ask that all of our members volunteer to assist with some task in order to keep the dues low. Typically, members volunteer to put out hydration that the club provides once during the season. We expect to have a completed hydration schedule by the end of this year. If you don’t want to handle hydration, you may volunteer to assist with the weekly newsletter content, help with our website, serve on the social committee, or perform some other activity that may benefit the club. Please select your first and second choices for volunteering when you register. Volunteering is voluntary, not mandatory. You can volunteer once, many times, or not at all.



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Latest NSDRC news: - published: Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Updated announcements may be found in the NSDRC newsletter which is in the Club Newsletters section of our website or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthShoreDistanceRunning/.