Why You Should Try Running With a Group

30th April 2019
If you're a regular runner or want to start this sport to exercise, it's possible that you may be interested in running in a group. Here, we'll tell you the benefits of doing this activity in a group.

Physical exercise is good for the mind and body, and running is no exception. However, it’s not always easy to stay motivated to go out and run regularly. And so, in that case, running with a group may be a good idea to solve this problem. Here are the benefits of running with a group.

Surely, running with a group is one of the best ways to improve your sports resistance. Additionally, it’s fun, and you get to exercise in a relaxed and friendly environment. Consequently, fun and improvements in performance are key elements to boost motivation.

Which are the benefits of running with a group?

If you try running with other people, you’ll surely improve your resistance. Obviously, you must continue to put effort into it, but the benefits of running with a group are huge.

1. Running with a group means less effort

People who train in groups tend to have better physical shape. They also show that they have a different perspective on their effort.

Consider the fact of seeing people doing the same activity as you and who are going through the same effort. And so, this happens to help you feel less stressed due to the effort you are putting in collectively. Therefore, this will help you expand your limits.

2. Huge improvements

Running with a group means that you’ll have more fun and you’ll progress without knowing it. You can be a better runner if you practice and continue training. Thus, running with a group will help you get the stability that you need to do so regularly.

Additionally, running with others may actually help to create emotional connections with the people and activity that you may not think possible.

Running with a group helps create emotional bonds

3. Share your passion when running with a group

Running becomes a passion quickly, and when you share it, it only intensifies. And so, running with a group helps find common interests, practices, goals, and/or dreams. Additionally, running together helps us strengthen bonds with our partners.

This activity can help create new friendships with people with whom you share common interests. Therefore, have no doubt that if you run with a group, you’ll form special bonds with your running mates.

4. Observation and imitation

Running with others can be a great opportunity to observe and imitate the good things others do. Even if you have different levels you can learn from others.

Training in a group is an added benefit to all runners of all levels, from beginners to experts. As part of the group, you’ll train together, applying the same methodologies and learning by observing and imitating the experts.

5. Running with a group increases motivation

Most people who quit running or exercising, in general, do so for lack of motivation. When you run with a group, you won’t care if it’s raining or cold outside, you’ll have a responsibility with others. Consequently, it will help control those difficult beginnings and establish a habit and sports motivation.

There isn’t a better motivation than group running because you’ll always have someone who runs faster than you. You may also find people who have run more races or are in better shape than you. For those who tend to find excuses to quit running, running with others can be the solution.

Running in the mountain may help performance

6. Running with a group increases safety

Finally, running with more people will help you feel safer and reduce risks. And so, this is especially important when running at night or when you have certain injuries.

Therefore, the benefits of running in groups are numerous. On the other hand, the only disadvantage is that you may not always get to run at your own pace. However, try it out and see if you like it, you may find yourself enjoying it so much that you’ll never want to stop!

  • Gabrielli, L., Castro, P., & Yañez, F. (2017). Entrenar más para una mejor salud: ¿Hasta cuánto puedo correr? Revista Chilena de Cardiología, 35(3), 285–287. https://doi.org/10.4067/s0718-85602016000300012