About AREC

A Running Experience Club (AREC)! Officially a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Long Beach, California running club since 1982, AREC provides a safe and fun environment for athletes of all ages and abilities, from beginners just wanting to get into the game and learn… to veteran runners looking to improve and find training partners. We deliver experienced leadership, sound advice, motivation and mental preparation to get you started and keep you moving in the right direction. We make a healthy lifestyle fun!

AREC has been an active part of the Long Beach community since 1982.  In 2013 we received a letter of commendation from the Mayor of Long Beach for our contributions to the community in promoting an active lifestyle and for playing a large part in making Long Beach a vibrant place to work and play.

AREC has a membership that mirrors the diversity of our community, we members ranging in age from young to ‘experienced’ and who have as many interests and motivations as we have members.

We encourage all people to pursue an active lifestyle through participation in our club runs and in local running events.  In addition to running, we offer encourage our members to be active in our social, community, volunteer and other club functions.

Above all, don’t feel that  you need to ‘get in shape’ before  you come to an event–our members join the club to get in shape!