Welcome to the Columbus Eastside Running Club (CERC)!

Whether you are interested in training for a 5k, 10k, half marathon or full marathon, CERC has a training plan for you!  CERC is led by a group of 11 certified running coaches that are ready to help you meet your goals!

CERC conducts two training sessions per year, targeting spring races such as the Patron Quarter Marathon, the Capital City Half Marathon and Flying Pig Marathon, and fall races such as the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon, and the Buckeye Classic 10k. While the majority of our members train for one of these local races, we offer other schedules for a variety of destination races, as well.

With locations in both Columbus and Baltimore, CERC is just a short drive from many areas in Franklin and Fairfield counties. Columbus meets primarily at St. Charles Prep School in Columbus for our weekly Saturday morning group runs (2010 E. Broad St., Columbus). Baltimore meets primarily at the Baltimore United Methodist Church for their weekly Saturday morning group runs (200 W Market Street, Baltimore). Wednesday evening group runs are held later in the season at various locations.

Saturday morning group runs are led by experienced pace leaders to help keep you on track. We accommodate a variety of paces in 30 second intervals. Feel free to contact us for a current list of pace groups that we accommodate for Columbus and Baltimore, as these pace groups will vary slightly from season to season.

Along with your CERC membership you will get: a 20% discount at Second Sole in Gahanna; weekly emails with training information; full access to our website to view the training schedules and tips; water stops (Gatorade & water) at Saturday and Wednesday runs; a CERC technical running shirt; and a lot of new friends to run with each week!

CERC is a proud to partner with Second Sole Gahanna, New Balance, and OSU Sports Medicine.

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