The purpose of the Ambler Area Running Club is to develop and promote local running and racing, to provide running-related information and social activities, and to enhance training opportunities in a supportive atmosphere for runners of all abilities. AARC provides these activities in a way that promotes the well-being of the community.

Phil's Tavern Quarter Marathon

Saturday July 15, 2017 - 7:30AM

Temple Ambler campus

Registration is Open!

Set your Quarter Marathon PR at AARC's Phils Tavern Quarter Marathon! (6.55 Miles)

Registration is just $15 to encourage running in the community!  Optional tech race shirt for just $8.50! 

Race is run on local roads with two short trail/cross country segments to keep things fun.  

PIES for age group winners!  Great post-race refreshments provided by PHILS TAVERN!    

Donations accepted for our 2017 race beneficiaries:  


Questions?  Email phils@aarclub.com

Congratulations Finishers!

Fireside Frostbite 5-Miler



The club has a team participating in the Mid-Atlantic USA Track & Field Club Challenge Grand Prix.  Everyone in the club is welcome to join - you just need to join the USATF as well.  (You can still enter future even if you’ve already registered for them.)

The Club Challenge is a series of 11 events throughout the year in the tri-state area, starting with our Fireside Frostbite 5-Miler and ending with the Philadelphia Half & Full Marathons.  Distances are from 5K to 26.1 miles.  The list of events can be found here: http://mausatf.com/grandprix-events/

Why enter? To complete against the other running clubs in the area.  In 2016 there were 12 clubs from the region that competed.

Cash awards go the fastest clubs! 1st Place $1,200, 2nd $900, 3rd $675, 4th $475, 5th $325, 6th $200, 7th $125, 8th $75, 9th $50, and 10th $50.  Team scores are calculated for the fastest five runners at each event, and the best eight of the eleven events overall.  (We're in 8th place so far!)


What next? If you are interested, please contact Bob Harmon or Jim Lombardi . 

Meet the 2016 High School Scholarship Recipients 

Thomas Haas - Hatboro-Horsham
Rachel Walbert - Hatboro-Horsham
Phoebe Clowser - North Penn
Danté Watson - North Penn
Aubrey Haggerty - Upper Dublin
Riley Hannan - Upper Dublin
Lotte Black - Wissahickon
Lukas Marcelis  - Wissahickon


See our 2015 AARC Scholarship Recipients here.

AARC shirts are available in all shapes and sizes.
Contact Mike Freedman to purchase yours today!

Free Fun Runs extended to 2017

FREE FUN RUNS have been extended into 2017 due to popular demand. No obligation, no hassle, no club fees.  Just come out and run with us to see what we are all about! Click Here for a schedule of Fun Runs and pictures.

To view the original AARC web site, click here.

Fun Run Schedule

Monday: 6:30PM Fireside Bar & Grill

Tuesday: 6:30PM North Wales Running Co.

Wednesday: 6:30PM Born To Run

Thursday: 6:30PM North Wales Running Co.

Thursday: 6:30PM Germantown Academy - Track

Saturday: 8:00AM Starbucks in Springhouse

Sunday: 7:30 AM Phils Training Run

*See below for cancellations*

All Runs are on - Please be sure to bring water with you! 

- as of 6/12/17

Upcoming Events

27 Jun 2017 6:30 PM • North Wales Running Company, 111 North Main Street, North Wales, PA 19454
15 Jul 2017 6:00 AM • Temple University - Ambler Campus, Upper Dublin, PA
15 Jul 2017 7:30 AM • Temple University - Ambler Campus, Upper Dublin, PA

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