Madison Group Runs

Berkeley Group Runs - Madison Area

Join Berkeley for our daily group runs and enjoy beautiful local, scenic routes, great conversation and encouragement toward your training goals. Whether you are just beginning to run or you're a marathon veteran, our group runs will welcome you with open, supportive arms, helping you get more out of your miles - especially more fun!

Berkeley Babes
Looking for an uptempo women's group run? Join the Berkeley Babes for weekly runs at a 8-8:15-mile pace. Our good friend Jenny Aune leads this women's group, which meets throughout the greater Madison area.

For more info, call the store or email



Shorewood Striders Beginners' Group Run: Our Shorewood Striders Beginners' Group head out every Tuesday evening for a 2-3 mile walk/run through the beautiful lanes of Shorewood Hills behind the Berkeley store. The group is open to runners/walkers of all levels, and is a great option for beginners or those just getting back into a regular fitness routine. 

Capitol Run: Join Mike for a 6-8-mile run from Berkeley to the Capitol at 5 a.m. Pace: 7:00 to 7:30 minute/mile.

Pub Runs: Runs will leave at 5:45 p.m. for 3-6 miles of fun at your own pace, ending at a Great Dane Brewpub location. Email to get the full schedule.

Berkeley Red Socks: The Berkeley Red Socks group leaves from the store at 5 a.m. sharp for a six-mile run to the Capitol and back at a 7:30-7:45/mile pace.





Berkeley Red Socks: The Berkeley Red Socks group leaves from the store at 5 a.m. sharp for a six-mile run to the Capitol and back at a 7:30-7:45/mile pace. 

Bascom Hilltoppers: 
The Berkeley Running Company is excited to welcome a BRAND NEW group run to our weekly lineup: the Bascom Hilltoppers. Join Mike from Berkeley as he leads the Bascom Hilltoppers on a 4-6 mile run, leaving from Berkeley on Thursdays at 6pm. Runners of all levels are welcome!


Berkeley Red Socks - Long Run: The Berkeley Red Socks group does their long run Saturdays, leaving from the store at 5 a.m. sharp for anywhere from 10 to 20 miles.


Regent Street Rockets: Pick up the pace on Sunday mornings with Uptempo Group Run, led by David Vande Walle. Leaves from Berkeley at 6:30 a.m. so we can see the sun rise over our beautiful city!

Trail Runs

runnersOur good friend Jeff Durbin is now leading group trail runs a few days a week, exploring the many fantastic trails of Dane County.

Picnic Point Run: 1st & 3rd (and sometimes 5th) Saturdays of every month - 8:30 a,m. Leaving from main entrance to Picnic Point. Explore the trails around Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve on a 50-60-minute run.

Pheasant Branch Run: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month - 8:30 a.m. Leaving from the Prairie Cafe & Bakery in Middleton at 8:30 a.m. Explore the Pheasant Branch Conservancy trails.

Sunday Morning Trail Runs: 8:30 a.m, leaving from UW Arboretum main visitor center parking lot (next to Curtis Prairie). A one-hour run at a relaxed pace with a shorter, 30-40-minute option.

Monday Night Trail Runs: 5:45 p.m, leaving from the main Picnic Point entrance. A short and easy recovery run on the Lakeshore nature preserve trails. Suitable for all runners.

Thursday Trail Trundle: 6 p.m, leaving from various locations in the Madison area. This non-competitive run is focused on enjoying the beauty of the trails at a slower pace, with target pace of 11 minute/mile or above. Great for beginners! Contact for run information.

Email Jeff for more information on the weekly trail run schedule.

Berkeley's Marathon Training Group

Berkeley's Marathon Training Group has been going strong for many years now, and has helped both first-time marathoners and veterans of the long run on their way to a successful finish.

Join Berkeley's Marathon Training Facebook Group to see the latest!

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If you would not mind area runners joining your group's run each week, let us know and we will put your run on our website and in our monthly newsletter.

The Berkeley Running Company is proud of the following options that we have to offer the Madison Area with regards to walking and running. Please either call the store at 608.395.2375 or email us at if you would like to join us. Most runs/walks will leave from the Berkeley Running Company unless otherwise indicated below.