About Arete

The mission of Arete is to empower women to run their best in a supportive team environment. Your “best” might mean any number of things to you: running a personal record, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, jogging daily at sunrise, running strong after injury, or returning postpartum. Whatever it means to you, we will support you on your journey with a team of inclusive, fun women.

We foster an environment that welcomes authenticity, diversity, grit, sweat, and fun. We believe that when women come together to support each other, they will get the most out of their running and their lives. We started Arete because we believe that running strong and joyfully is one of the best parts of life, and we know that women who share these values and goals exist in every city town across the country.

If you are wondering if it’s a good fit, we recommend that you are an experienced runner. If you feel like it’s not the right fit yet, we are happy to point you to some amazing beginner running clubs; when you feel like you’ve gained some experience, we hope you’ll come back and join us!

We also encourage you to start your own chapter or join our Remote chapter if an Arete chapter doesn’t already exist near you.

We look forward to gathering Arete groups from all over to race together, explore new trails, and meet people from various backgrounds.

We all have a passion for movement, self-improvement, and being a part of something bigger than ourselves. Coming together to create a team environment is very special, and we work hard to foster a space that makes us proud to share with all of you.