Our story

Founded in 1968, the Merced Running Club exists to promote and encourage running for fitness and as a competitive sport.  We conduct races and fun runs throughout the year and promote local running events.  We have group runs every week that welcome those of all ages who are new to running. and also will challenge experienced runners of all abilities.  Whether one-mile or fifty, you will find someone to encourage you and to train with.

Supporting our community

In 2017, the Merced Running Club donated over $6,000 to these community organizations:

  • American Cancer Society, $500
  • Buhach Colony High School Track, $500
  • Boy Scout Troop #94, $150
  • Merced College Aquatics, $1000
  • Merced Rescue Mission, $400
  • Merced Sheriff’s Explorers, $100
  • Buhach Colony High School Cross Country, $500
  • Atwater Police Cadets, $200
  • Atwater 4th of July Committee, $2598
  • Atwater Police Cadets (PAL), $400

MRC also awarded the Ken Schwisow Scholarship for $750.


RRCA Member

MRC is a member of the Road Runners Club of America.

MRC is a tax-exempt charitable organization

The Merced Running Club is organized exclusively for charitable, education and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal revenue Code.