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Merced Running Club
P.O. Box 3710
Merced, CA 95344

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Supporting running and racing in Central California's San Joaquin Valley since 1968

The Merced Running Club is a nonprofit organization and a member of The Road Runners Club of America.


Merced Area Events

See Race Calendar for details and more events!
1/25/14 Fog Jog Fun Run
3/8/14 Indian Gulch-Hornitos
3/29/14 Race to the Kiddieland Train
4/5/14 Cat Trails 5K
4/26&27/14 Relay for Life
5/3/14 Paws for a Cause
5/3/14 5K Stroke Awareness Run/Walk
6/14/14 The Udder Run
7/4/14 Run for Independence
8/31/14 Amigo de Oro
9/4/14 through
Fall Fun Runs
10/5/14 Merced Gateway Triathlon
11/22/14 Turkey Trot Fun Run
11/27/14 Thanksgiving Day Fun Run
12/16/14 Christmas Lights Fun Run
12/24/14 Christmas Eve Fun Run

Weekly Schedule

vTuesday Night Runs:

Track workouts: From 5:30-7:00 p.m., jog, do sprints or stairs, or walk in a safe and lighted (in the winter) environment at the Merced College stadium.

vThursday Night Runs:

Fall Fun Runs are every Thursday night in September and October.  For 2014, that will be 9/4/14 through 10/23/14.  Distances are 1-mile, 2-mile and 3-mile.  Start time is 6:00 p.m. sharp every Thursday, at Rahilly Park.

For the rest of the year: Meet at the corner of Tuscany Ave. and Reggio Ct. in Merced at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays for a 1-2 mile warm-up, a 3-mile fast run, and a cool-down. Whether you run sub-7:00 or sub-11:00, this is the place to be!  During hot weather we run along Bear Creek in the shade.

Fog Jog, 2013

Fog Jog Fun Run, 2013

What's New?


vMRC Accomplishments in 2013

In 2013, the Merced Running Club:

  • Hosted seven competitive races, eleven fun runs, and a triathlon.
  • Raised $x000 for charitable donations, including: 
    •  Over $2800 to the Atwater 4th of July Committee for fireworks
    • $600 to the Merced Rescue Mission
    • $500 for the American Cancer Society
    • $500 to the Merced USA Cheetahs Track Club
    • $200 to the Atwater Police Cadets
    • $200 for the Buhach Colony High School Cross Country team
    • $100 to the Merced Sheriffs Explorers
  • Promoted running and racing throughout the San Joaquin Valley via our website and Race Calendar
  • If you would like to be a part of this, then Join the Club!

vMonthly Club Meeting:

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at Me-n-Ed's Pizzeria, 3524 G St., Merced, CA at 6:30 pm., after our Tuesday night run at the Merced College track.  Come join us and meet our club members!


Updated 11/09/14