About – Belleville Running Club

Want to learn some more about the Belleville Running Club? Well, you’re in the right place. Please e-mail us should you need any additional information.

What is our purpose?

The Belleville Running Club, informally organized in 2005, was founded with the simple goal of trying to
assemble like minded individuals (runners) to share the often mundane task of the “long run.” Over the years,
the BRC has developed into quite a bit more. Although we have only recently become officially organized, many
of us have formed some pretty good friendships while developing a civic-minded group that promotes and
supports running in the Belleville area.

The official purpose of the BRC (per our bylaws) is to promote and encourage running as a sport and as a means
of healthful exercise in our community; to promote and conduct races or other activities; to disseminate
information through newsletters, flyers, presentations, meetings, and educational programs; and to offer
opportunities for organized and informal socializing by members.

In addition to our group runs, we have been involved in the Belleville Chili Cookoff, we enter teams in the
annual River to River Relay, we have participated in the Get Up and Go campaign, and we participate in the
city’s adopt-a-trail program.

Our membership ranges from beginning runners training for their first 5K to runners that have completed dozens
of marathons.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully this will answer most of your questions about the Belleville Running Club. If you have any
additional questions, please feel free to e-mail us.

If you are a beginner runner and looking for the FAQ’s on the beginner’s program, please go to the beginner’s page.

Are there any water stops along your runs?

There are water fountains and restrooms at the Belleville MetroLink station and we always break for water
at the end of each lap.

What if I’m a real slow / real fast runner?

Our ultimate goal is to have a diverse group or runners who run a wide variety of paces.

Can I buy a BRC Shirt?

Please see our Members page for ordering information or visit or online store.
You may also contact Sarah West at sarahwest@charter.net for
information on BRC gear.

What if I don’t want to run a billion miles like some of you?

We typically run a 3-mile or 5-mile loop. Feel free to run as many or as few laps as you’d like.

Do I have to be a member to join the group runs?

No. We do encourage you to join if you find that you enjoy the club because you’ll get
benefits such as discounted BRC merchandise, discounts on member friendly races, discount codes from our
sponsors, and more!

How much does membership cost?

Please see our Members page for current prices and details on member benefits.