About Us

Tacoma Runners is a social running club in Tacoma, Washington.


The Tacoma Runners began in January 2010 with a few words on Twitter. Three people confirmed for an easy run from Tacoma's iconic Parkway Tavern. Seven showed up. Twelve runners came for week two from the Red Hot. Then sixteen the following week. Several thousand runners have joined us over the years. All events are open to runners of all speeds and abilities. We won't lose you.

Tacoma Runners was registered as a non-profit in Washington State in 2021 after the COVID-induced hiatus, opening up a new chapter for the club. More about this transition and what it means for our community is coming soon.

The easiest way to learn about us is to join a run. Thursday night runs are significantly larger than the Saturday 5k. That said, simply join us.

Key Contacts

Sarah Young

When Sarah started with Tacoma Runners she couldn’t run a mile without walking, and she certainly wouldn’t consider herself “a runner.” Now, 11 years later, she's run several half marathons, with more on the calendar, and even better, she calls herself a runner (without using air quotes).

Derek Young

Derek is is a self-professed running enabler who enjoys traveling to really hard-to-reach places for races. He is one of the original Tacoma Runners. He can often be found running in the rain.

Rob Huff

Rob runs too many miles and he likes hills more than any person really should. He is also one of the original Tacoma Runners.

Upcoming Runs


Tacoma Runners is made possible by the support of great people and organizations.

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