January Welcome!

Happy New Year, Arete Community!

I hope that this new year finds you happy, healthy, and ready to share miles with your Arete teammates. I’d like to share a few important dates and details with you so that you know when you can kick-start your year with Arete. We are looking forward to another year of many memorable miles with you. Welcome aboard to our new teammates; we are happy you are joining our awesome run family!

Arete Philosophy

We are a team of intermediate and advanced runners committed to supporting each other through the miles: in running and in life. We show up for ourselves and each other through all the peaks and valleys. Through the process, we plan to have a lot of fun and become stronger runners and human beings. We train and race together and have social meetups throughout the year. Arete is a lifestyle, and we’re here to make it awesome. While some women meet several times a week to run, others come occasionally. We get it. Life is full. We are here to support you and however the team environment works for your life.

Each team is led by a rad volunteer team leader. These women lead one weekly speed session, a weekend long runs, and general communication. We will share the times and days of the week you can plan for your workouts at each location, but they will likely be similar to 2017. There may be additional optional roles for leadership this year. Stay tuned!

Season Launch

Your season launch is your opportunity to meet and catch up with your teammates, register for the new season, and reserve your spot for the Arete Running Camp. There will be a fun Arete exclusive mug filled with swag and $25 discount for “regular registration” (legacy pricing is always the same!) for those who register at the launch event.

Please visit the Facebook page “Arete Women’s Running Club & Community” and RSVP for your chapter event.

Here are the dates and times for each location’s season launch:

Sacramento: January 20th at 3pm, Leilani’s Home (address will be posted on Sac FB group)

San Francisco Peninsula: January 27th at 10am, Nachoria in Burlingame (optional run at 9am)

Santa Cruz: February 3rd at 8am, New Brighton Middle PAC

Santa Barbara: February 3rd at 9am, Oat Bakery

Oakland: February 10th at 8am, Blue Bottle Coffee

Chico: February 10th at 8am, One Mile

Arete Remote Team:

We have an all-new Remote Team this year! Just like the other chapters, you can follow a training path, meet-up at races, and share the inspiration, wherever you live!  If you or someone you know is interested in joining, they can register at runarete.com.

Arete Running Camp:

This inaugural Running Camp is August 16-19 in Santa Barbara. Think beautiful running, inspiration, fun, and team bonding. Details to follow. Spots will be limited, and you’ll have your chance to place your deposit at the launch date to reserve your spot.

Arete Perks:

Not only do we get to meet and train with the most awesome women around, we are also grateful to partner with incredible companies we believe in. In addition, some of our chapters have local business discounts as well. Check your chapter pages soon for that information. Here’s a quick list of our current all-team exclusive discounts (more are in the works):

rabbit Apparel:

50% off all *clothing in 3 seasonal 10-day windows. The first window is March 1-10

Website: Runinrabbit.com

Picky Bars:

30% off Picky Club

50% off bars, mixed packs, merchandise

Website: pickybards.com

NoxGear Reflective LED Running Vest:

35% off

Website: noxgear.com

Nuun Hydration:




What’s Next

We look forward to seeing you at your season launch soon! Until then, feel free to use your chapter Facebook group to post meetups and share inspiration. If you haven’t joined we also have a new Facebook group for all members in every chapter. Ask to join Arete Women’s Running Club: All Chapters Community so you can stay in the loop. Your first official day of practice starts the first weekday speedwork of the month following your season launch. So if your launch is in January, your practice starts in February. If your launch is in February, practice starts in March.

Please contact me at mary@runarete.com with any questions or feedback. I love hearing from you and collaborating with all you smart and inspiring women. Can’t wait to share the journey with you in 2018.

Let’s do this!


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