Starting Your Own

How Do I Start My Own Affiliate FFP Running Club?


I. Find a perfect host venue.
This is ideally a large pub that is well known in the community that can comfortably accommodate your projected number of weekly participants.

II. Determine a safe run route.
The run route should start and end at the pub and be approximately 5k in length. A safe run route that avoids high traffic areas and busy street crossings is of the utmost importance.

III. Identify people to run the club.
One person who will be the club organizer and first acting club President along with a small team of volunteers who will work to handle all weekly activities before the first club Officers are elected.

What’s Next?

Once the above three steps are established, FFP Running Clubs (FFPRC) will assist in securing the host venue as the Title Sponsor. National or Regional Sponsors may also be introduced by FFPRC but the club organizer should identify several local businesses that can be approached as potential club sponsors. Potential local sponsors should operate businesses that are in alignment with the “Fitness, Fun, and Philanthropy” goals of the running club and may include but are not limited to the following types of businesses:

  • Running Store/Sporting Goods Store
  • Fitness Apparel/Supplies Business
  • Health Club
  • Yoga Studio/ Crossfit Gym/ Personal Training Business
  • Healthy Food/Snacks Business
  • Restaurants
  • Massage Therapy/ Physical Rehabilitation

Homework Assignment

  1. Research how many other “traditional” running clubs and run training businesses are in your city
  2. Identify 3 or 4 people that would help you in organizing the start of the club
  3. Identify fitness, social, or professional groups in your area that would potentially assist in promoting the launch of your club
  4. Identify online sources such as websites, forums, bloggers that can help you promote the club
  5. Identify 1 or 2 well deserving (local) non-profit organizers that the club could eventually raise money for
  6. Fill out the following questionnaire

Complete the following form and submit it to us!

    *Your Name:

    *Your Email:

    *Your Phone:

    Host Venue

    *City & State of Proposed Running Club:

    *Population of City:

    *Estimated Size of Running Club:

    *Name of Hosting Pub:

    *Pub Contact:

    *Pub Address:

    *Pub Phone:

    List of Other Potential Local Sponsors

    *Business Name: *Phone:

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