Carrboro Run Club (formerly known as Station Pub Run) was born on August 30th, 2016.
But the IDEA of this pub run was conceived almost a year prior, during a conversation between two friends. A serendipitous brainstorming session while sitting hanging out in The Station one evening led to the conception of this running group. Steph did not immediately get to work planning the pub run. She let the idea marinate for many, many months, distracted by grad school. Finally, one fateful Tuesday afternoon in August, Steph sent out a simple email to 15 friends, inviting them to run with her from The Station in Carrboro. Day One: 15 people showed up. That first email was forwarded to another 10 people. The runners that attended began to tell their friends. And those friends told their friends. More emails were forwarded to more friends. Slowly, organically, the Station Pub Run began to grow. After a couple of years the club started seeing roughly 75 runners regularly attending our weekly runs, with well over 400 folks receiving the weekly email newsletter. The Pub Run has grown into a solid community of runners of all levels, attended by the wonderful people of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, and even some folks from other countries. 😀
Eventually we outgrew the Station, and found our NEW HOME at Craftboro Brewing Depot down the hill from town. We also rebranded to our wonderful new identity: Carrboro Run Club! But alas, just before we were able to make our big move down the hill from town, the dreaded COVID-19 PANDEMIC HIT OUR TOWN! All plans were put on hold (like the rest of the world), but we'll come back stronger and better than ever.
SOMEDAY you will be able to join us for a run or two - and we'll welcome you into our Pub Run family with open arms! But for now, we'll just have to enjoy this running community from six feet apart. <3