Why Run With a Group

Run For FREE Tuesdays @ 6:16pm and Saturdays @ 7:15pm
Starting January 16,2023 to June 4, 2023
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Spring 2023: Full and Half Marathon Season


 Registration is Open: Spring Season 2023 (20 Weeks)

 Scheduled Races:

  • San Diego Holiday Half Marathon (12/17/22)

 Who and When:

 Prices & Dates:

  • $140 – Early Bird, ends 12/30/22
  • $150 – Regular Rate, ends 1/30/23

Come see what we are all about and run the first 2 weeks for free:

Other Need to Know Information:

NEW this Season 5K &10K Program: We are offering for the first-time ever a new program to help people get ready for their first 5K or 10K. We believe running should be accessible to anyone that wants to put in the work and we understand a half marathon might be a lot for someone new to commit to. This new program will now offer a point of entry for anyone that’s wants to give it a shot. 

Happy Hours: We will be coordinating weekly happy hours every Tuesday as part of the regular season-based restaurants and bars being able to host outside seating. We do ask that you follow all CDC guidelines when participating.

Social Events: We will be continuing to host monthly social events throughout the season based on venue availability and offering of an outside option. We do ask that you follow all CDC guidelines when participating.

Aid Stations: We will be offering aid stations once our Saturday runs get a little longer. The aid stations will be supplied with sanitizer. Cups will also be provided at the aid station however it’s recommended you carry your own hydration bottle on your runs especially as summer temperatures set in.

Keys and Jackets: At the start of the season, we will not be offering bins to hold your keys and jackets on our runs. As the season progresses, we might reintroduce this service but no times lines have been set.

Discounts: As always if you shop at Road Runner Sports, they will continue to offer discounts on your purchases if you tell them, you are part of Black Flag Running Club. We will also be coordinating with San Diego’s Race Directors throughout the season and pass on all discount codes we are able to obtain.

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We ask that if you do come out for one of our runs that you follow the Community Guidelines


Why Run With A Group


You should first be congratulated for taking on such a task – to start running with the Black Flag Running Club! Whether you’re going to train to just get into shape, or run your first full marathon, you will be joined by a large group of others to achieve the same goal! It is with this group, that you will be able to push yourselves harder, achieve your goals, and also have a good time doing it.

Running in Solitude is Tough

Running is not the solitary sport many may think it is.  While training to achieve your own goals, by joining the Black Flag Running Club, you will meet other runners with similar goals.  You will find that it won’t take long to find your “small” running partners, who you will likely spend the next few months with training.  In general, running is a great way to meet new friends while your physical, physiological and mental health improves. Some of the most obvious benefits included:

  • Improve Physical Fitness
  • Better Endurance
  • Sleep Better
  • Loose some weight
  • Feel much more “toned”

It’s Not About Just an Occasional Jog

Most people looking to get into running train randomly, not really knowing how hard or easy their training should be. Simply heading out for a run a few times a week, may get you in better shape, but certainly won’t get you in the best shape possible, and this can easily lead to boredom and burn-out.  Optimal endurance fitness and performance comes from planning.  The Black Flag Running Club will give you this planning and some of the tools to help you train.