Laufgruppe vs. Runningcrew: So findest du die richtige Lauf-Community für dich

Running group vs. running crew: How to find the right running community for you

When it comes to running, there are now many opportunities to meet up with like-minded people and pursue the sport together. Two popular options are running groups and running crews. Both have the purpose of bringing runners together. But there are also some differences between these two options, which we will look at in more detail in the blog post.

Running groups

A running group - also called a running club - is usually an organized group of runners who meet regularly to run together. There is often a set route or route that is run together as a group. The pace is adapted to the entire group. Running meetings are often organized by fitness studios, sports clubs or running shops. There are also many informal groups that meet via social media or other platforms.

Running groups are often open to all runners, regardless of their fitness level or goal. The focus is usually on running together and the community. The individual performance of the individual is downstream. But that doesn't mean that running groups don't come with challenges. Running meetings can be a great tool to improve your running. By training together, you can motivate and support each other and thus achieve your goals more quickly.

Running crews

A running crew, on the other hand, is a group of runners who are characterized by their passion for running and their urban lifestyle. Running crews often have a strong online presence and use social media to share their message and lifestyle with others. Running crews are mostly found in cities and have a unique branding and aesthetic identity.

The training of running crews is often faster and more demanding than in direct comparison with running groups, so the running crews are aimed at advanced runners. The focus of running crews is often on achieving personal goals and improving individual running performance. Nevertheless, the feeling of community is not neglected in running crews: In addition to training, they also organize events, such as pop-up runs or other activities that are aimed at the entire crew and strengthen the feeling of togetherness.


Which running community is right for you? You have to find the answer to this question yourself. In summary, however, we can say that both options - running groups and running crews - are great ways to get in touch with other runners and pursue the sport together. Which option you choose ultimately depends on your individual needs and goals.

Author: Holger Schumacher

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