In April of 2013, when a few Pacifica moms brought their families together to run a Pacifica coastal trail in memory of the Boston Marathon tragedy, an idea was born. The goal seemed simple enough: to create a running club in Pacifica to promote fitness and involve the whole family.
In May, an informal run was held and over 70 people participated. Shocked by the overwhelming response and faced with the need for a more official organization in order to plan group races and pay permitting fees, a formal board was formed and the group joined the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).
Pacifica Runners is a non-profit organization with membership fees of $20 a year for adults, $10 a year for children. One of the goals of the club is to partner with local businesses to keep down overall costs for members. Perks of membership include discounts at local stores, an informative quarterly newsletter, discounted rates at Pacifica Runners races, and free fitness clinics.
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