Join The #1 Community & Training Platform For Slow and Beginner Runners

The Slow AF Run Club is a growing online community exclusively for slow runners and walkers at the back of the pack.

Our goal? Help you become the runner you were born to be, celebrate diversity in running, and change the sport one step at a time!

Slow runner? Welcome to the club.

How Amazing Would It Feel To Be The Runner
You Have Always Wanted To Be?

You want to run but you’re afraid you might be too slow, too out-of-shape, too old—too something. 

Maybe you’ve been running for years, but have never felt like you fit in with other runners because of outdated ideas about what a runner looks like. 

Here’s the reality: if you run, you’re a runner, no matter how fast or slow you go. If you want to be a runner, you’ve come to the right place

Join The #1 Community & Training Platform For Slow and Beginner Runners

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 You can think of the Slow AF Run Club as the Facebook for the Back of the Pack, we have our own app on iPhone, iPad, and Android but without the ads, hates speech, trolls, and political nonsense that Facebook provides.

Whether You Are A New Runner Or Have Many Marathons Under Your Belt There Is Something For You!

Walkers & Beginner Runners

Whether you’re looking to walk your first 5K, run your first mile, or beyond—we’ve got you covered with modifiable training plan and beginners running courses.

Intermediate Runners

If you’re already running but ready to take it to another level, the Slow AF Run Club is up to the challenge. Intermediate and advanced plans can help you run faster, stronger, and stay motivated.

Advanced Runners

Some people think you’ve got to be fast to be serious—you know that’s not true. Advanced training plans will challenge you to keep running injury-free for years to come!

What Our Members Says

I’ve been an athlete for 13 years, however, always felt totally isolated as a runner. I run slow, always. I wouldn’t enter races; didn’t understand this idea of community people referenced...and then I discovered the Slow AF Running Club. The range of runners is vast and we are here to support and uphold, to cheer the wins, and hold space for the hard runs. In a time of separation, I’ve found connection and it pushes me to tackle miles weekly.
Beth G.
I've been part of other running groups and Facebook groups for runners where I have felt intimidated about my pace. Let's just say that I have experienced a lot of disrespect as a slow runner! Slow AF has definitely been a safe, happy place for me! It also provides accountability, weekly challenges, encouragement, & motivation. Its also a great space to learn more about running as well, for those that are newbies. If you are thinking about starting to run, and you want to be encouraged, learn more about running, and have a forum to ask questions, I highly recommend the Slow AF Run Club!
Jennifer C.
Less than a year ago I was Googling "can you be over 200 pounds and run a 5K." I'm living in rural America. I've got no place to go. An MSN article led me to Martinus and this amazing community, which I didn't realize I desperately needed. I can share my progress, my struggles, and always get positivity in return. I'm no longer embarrassed, or hiding because I'm afraid of how I'll look to others. Now I'm celebrating every run and making plans to crush even bigger goals.
Heather V.


Become an official member of the Slow AF Run Club and get some cool benefits including access to our members only community, exclusive discounts on races, products, and Slow AF Club Merch
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  • Access to Slow AF Run Club members only community including iOS and Android mobile app.
  • Support from certified running coaches and trainers
  • Access to 300 Pounds and Running & The Long Run podcast archives
  • Access to weekly challenges to keep you inspired and motivated to stay active.
  • Exclusive discounts on races, products, & Slow AF Club Merch

Your community is waiting for you!

We get it—training at the back of the pack can be isolating. Getting started can be difficult. Turning out to local run club meet-ups can be tough if you feel like you’re “not fast enough.” The Slow AF Run Club is powered by slow runners. It was built to encourage and empower YOU to reach your personal goals and become the best athlete you can be.

We connect, learn, teach, and grow together as a global team. We’re changing the running community one person, one run, one race at a time. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

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Running is hard. We got your back!

a community of supportive peers.

The Slow AF Run Club is a growing global movement. Connect with other like-minded peers online and near you.

Take your running game to the next level.

Joining the Slow AF Club means you get access to training plans, discussions, and knowledge specifically tailored for back of the pack runners. We run different, we train different.

Get involved online or in-person.

Participate in virtual races, community challenges, and in-person meet ups (when COVID regulations) permit.


Slow AF Club is a safe space to have real conversations, celebrate your personal wins and share your struggles in JUDGMENT-FREE and DRAMA-FREE zone.

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Download our app and get in the best shape you’ve ever been in, from the comfort of your home!

What Our Members Says

Before finding the Slow AF Run Club I thought that I was too big to run. I felt totally excluded and unsupported by the mainstream fitness community. The Slow AF community gave me the support and education to stay motivated and safe for those first hard steps out the door. I am greater than my disabilities, my size or my setbacks. I am a Slow AF runner!
Rose D.
If you’re looking for a safe space to talk about fitness of body and mind that is truly free of judgement or body shaming, Slow AF Run Club is for you! This is the first group truly for back of the pack runners to discuss the issues that affect us and support each other on our running and fitness journeys. No weight loss or dieting talk- we are learning to love our bodies and all they can do as they are! No shaming for being a turtle runner! This group affirms that back of the pack runners ARE runners deserving of respect.
Beth M.
I think Slow AF is perfect for back of the pack runners who would like an online group to join that is just about running. No body shaming, no negative body talk, no condescending “advice” and no weight loss chatter. It’s actually a safe and inclusive space.
Chaya B.

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