Welcome to the Running Club

A Snails Pace Running Club, founded in 1978, is a social club designed to accommodate athletes of all abilities. You may have seen us in our New Balance Snails Pace uniforms at local races. The club consists of four Chapters with over 400 members: the original Fountain Valley Chapter, the Mission Viejo, Brea and Monrovia chapters. Our members run at all levels of ability, so you will always have friends to run with for training and racing! There is also a Racing Team available for those who can meet the qualifying standards.

The ASP Running Club is Social group for all levels of runners. Members meet either at the stores or at nearby locations to go on weekly fun runs.

A twelve month membership is $35 – individual, $60 – family. Members receive:

  • A 10% discount on all purchases, including sale items (unless otherwise specified) at all A Snail’s Pace Running Shops.
  • Free food at our monthly Chapter meetings
  • Priority status for pacing opportunities
  • Club discount codes to local races

Each store hosts its own chapter of the club. Click on the links below to visit a store’s chapter.

Mission Viejo
Fountain Valley

Club Races

To encourage club participation and camaraderie, we designate a local “Race of the Month” throughout the year. The Club Canopy is always there for those attending these races.

2018 Schedule

Email suggestions for additional Club Races to: Bob.Morris@aSnailsPace.net

Look for the Snail’s Canopy at each Club Race (usually near the Finish Area). Warm-up & cool-down with your ASPRC Teammates. Bring a chair and some refreshments to share! Have FUN!! Don’t forget to write down your finish time on results clipboard at canopy.

*Indicates non-comped race for Staff /Racing Team.

Date Race Race Location
MV JANUARY 13th So. California Half Marathon/5k Irvine
FV FEBRUARY 4th Surf City Marathon/Half/5k* Huntington Beach
BR FEBRUARY 25th Brea 8k Brea
FV MARCH 11th Tustin Hangar Half/5k Tustin
FV MARCH 25th Reaching for the Cure Half/10k/5k* Irvine
MV MAY 5th & 6th Orange County Marathon/Half/5k OC
MV MAY 28th City of Laguna Hills Half Marathon/5k Laguna Hills
BR JUNE Downtown Anaheim 5k Anaheim
FV JULY 4th Surf City 5k Huntington Beach
MO AUGUST Pride of the Valley 5k Baldwin Park
FV SEPTEMBER Race for the Cure 5k Newport Beach
FV OCTOBER Long Beach Marathon/Half/5k* Long Beach
MV NOVEMBER 22nd Dana Point Turkey Trot 5k/10k Dana Point
MO DECEMBER Holiday Half/5k Pomona

Social Activities

Trail runs, pub runs, sporting events, beach and holiday parties are among the many activities our club members host. Check out our events calendar for all upcoming running club social activities.

Fountain Valley calendar

Mission Viejo calendar

Brea calendar

Monrovia calendar

Club Uniform

You will be proud to wear the New Balance uniform and distinctive jackets of “A Snail’s Pace Running Club”. They are an effective psychological tool at the races and can be purchased at A Snail’s Pace Running Shop.

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Racing Team

Any especially fast members, who can meet the qualifying standards, are eligible for our Racing Team. Elite runners selected for our Racing Team receive some special considerations, thanks to our New Balance affiliation. For more information about our qualifying standards please inquire at any A Snail’s Pace Running Shop for a Racing Team application form.

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Pacing Team

A Snail’s Pace Running Club organizes pacers for many Southern California races, including the Long Beach and OC Marathons. We are always looking for new pacers who want to give back to the running community by helping others achieve their goal. If you are interested in becoming a pacer, or you are looking for pacers for your race, please fill out the form below.

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Our free monthly newsletter faithfully reports your race results and keeps you informed of all the clubs activities.


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