About the Alpine Runners
About the Club
The Alpine Runners is the largest running club in the Chicagoland area, with over 600 members. The "Saturday Morning" training run is the most popular year-round. Mileage varies from 4 miles to 22 miles, depending on the individual, season, and weather. All routes are complete with "water stops" that have Gatorade and water.
Pace groups start from 7:30 minutes per mile and increase in 30-second increments to 12:00 minutes per mile. During "marathon season" upwards of 200 people can show up on a Saturday morning.
We always welcome visitors to any of our runs, but please be prepared to sign our waiver before the run for liability reasons! After your first visit, we know you will want to join the Alpine Runners!
For over 30 years the club has put on an annual race with distances varying from 5k to a half-marathon and "kiddie races." See the Alpine Races page for information about this year's races.
Your 2017 Alpine Board Members
Front: Alice Chin Rittle, Beth Onines, Tony Contillo, Ilisa Bush, Rhonda Forth
Rear: Ted Gallagher, Doug Pitchford, Mary Ann Zemla, Phil Micek, Mary Hunt, Brian Foss.
Absent: Glenn Jewett