Thousand Oaks Pacers Running Club

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The Thousand Oaks Pacers is a free running club with training programs for all levels of runners, from beginners to experienced marathoners. The group meets on Sunday mornings at Wildflower Park in Thousand Oaks.

The club will start its 6 month training plan for the Los Angeles Marathon starting in late September.

Learn more at www.thousandoakspacers.com.

Fit4Mom Fitness Program for Moms - Ventura County Locations

Fit4Mom is a fitness program designed for moms in all stages of motherhood. It was created in 2001 as Stroller Strides and has now over 1,300 locations nationwide. It is a total body workout that incorporates power walking, running, strength, toning, songs and activities all while having your babies and toddlers in the stroller.

There are independently owned Fit4Mom franchises covering the following areas (programs can vary at each location):

Conejo Valley (Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village) conejo.fit4mom.com

Camarillo camarillo.fit4mom.com

Learn more by visiting fit4mom.com.

Future Track Running Club - Agoura Hills

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Future Track Running Club was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in April 1993. The club's goal is to enhance the running skills for all levels of adult athletes. Members come from many of the surrounding areas and vary in experience from beginning runners to All-Americans.

The club is extremely fortunate to have the expert guidance and leadership of Bill Duley, who was selected a National Top High School track coach in 2000. He has over 30 years of coaching experience from the youth level to Olympic Trials Qualifiers, and from beginner to advanced runners. At Agoura High School he coached future Olympic Bronze Medalist Deena (Drossin) Kastor, among other national standouts.

Club workouts take place on Tuesday nights at Oak Park High School and on Thursday nights at another location in Oak Park or Agoura.

For more information, visit www.FutureTrackRunningClub.com.

And of course, visit the affiliated Future Track Running Center at 30125 Agoura Road, Suite A in Agoura for a great selection of running shoes, clothes, accessories and a whole lot more! Visit www.futuretrackrunning.com or call 818.991.IRUN (4786).

Update: The Running Center announced the Future Track Sunday Run Club in October 2012. Come out to the store every Sunday at 8:30am for a nice, easy run down to Triunfo and back. All ages & abilities are welcome and refreshments will be served after the run.

Inside Track Running Club in Ventura

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Inside Track Running Club is a club for runners, walkers, triathletes or anyone who would like to meet fun and athletic people. We offer club runs, track workouts, socials, fun running events, clinics and discounts at Inside Track. All ages and abilities are welcome. Visit insidetrackventura.com/index.php/itrc to learn more.

Serving Ventura County since 1976, Inside Track carries all the top brands and its knowledgeable staff are ready to serve you. The store is located at 2437 Harbor Boulevard in Ventura. Visit www.insidetrackventura.com or call 805.644.5555 for more information.

Running/Walking Track at Arneill Ranch Park in Camarillo

Tucked into a residential neighborhood in Camarillo is a relatively small, very low key park called Arneill Ranch Park. This is an older park surrounding by homes at 1301 Sweetwater Avenue, just west of Arneill, between Dunnigan and Rocklyn.

This particular photo of the park does not highlight the running track, but trust me, there is one. :>

This particular photo of the park does not highlight the running track, but trust me, there is one. :>

While I would not go out of my way to visit this park with my kids (there's a small playground and swings for the local neighborhood kids), what is particularly unique about this park is that there is a full 1/4 mile hard-packed dirt track that circles the park. Nothing overly fancy, but a great opportunity to do some track/interval training or just jogging/walking in a controlled, measurable fashion. It is quite rare to find a park with a running track like this.

The park also has some decent, fairly newish looking fitness stations around the track, as well as restrooms.

More info at www.pvrpd.org/parks/active/arneil.asp.

Fitness Trail at Pepper Tree Park in Newbury Park

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Pepper Tree Park is a 21.7 acre park located at the corner of Reino Road and Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park. It is a park that is well known by local youth sports teams that practice and play here, such as AYSO soccer and others.

Surrounding the park is a .83 mile fitness trail that is popular with local walkers and runners. Every 1/8th of a mile around the trail is a fitness activity. This is mostly a hard-packed dirt path, with one paved section crossing between the restroom/parking lot area. Learn more about Pepper Tree Park at crpd.org/parkfac/parks/peppertree.asp.

Moms in Motion Fitness & Training Group - Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Ventura

Moms in Motion is a global social network connecting moms through training and fitness, with thousands of members throughout the United States and four other countries. Visit www.momsinmotion.com for more information.

As of April 2015, there are local MiM groups in Westlake Village and Santa Barbara. Check the MiM website for updates on local groups at momsinmotion.digifit.com/mim/local-events.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training - Ventura County

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter includes Los Angeles County, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. Over the past 20 years, more than 380,000 TNT participants have raised over $900 million for lifesaving blood cancer research TNT provides training to run or walk marathons and half marathons or participate in hiking adventures, triathlons and century (100 mile) bike rides.

To learn more about this great program, visit www.teamintraining.org/los or call 310.216.7600.

Conejo Track Club - Thousand Oaks and Surrounding Areas

The Conejo Track Club is the oldest running club in the area, founded in 1967.  This group has great cameraderie and enjoys socializing as much as running/walking (or maybe even more so, if I don't say so myself).  Open to individuals and families of all ages. Annual dues are only $20 per person.  Visit www.ConejoTrackClub.com for more information.