Orlando Running Club Weekly Routes
Regular Club Group Run routes are currently available:

Weekly Monday Run: Mellow Mushroom

Join the Orlando Runners Club every Monday for the Mellow Monday Fun Run at Mellow Mushroom. This is a fun run with a 3 mile or 5 mile course.  Then following the run, you can reward yourself with 20% off pies and happy hour drink prices!

Meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Winter Park Mellow Mushroom (2015 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park).   

We welcome runners of all paces. And we run rain or shine.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Ertel

1st Tuesday of the month: Brewsday Tuesday at Roque Pub 
3076 Curry Ford Road, Orlando FL @ 7:00pm
Weekly Wednesday Morning: Get Out of Bed Run
Come join the ORC at our weekly Wednesday morning Get out of Bed Group Fun Run on Wednesday, in the College Park area. We will be meeting at 6:00 am at Einsteins Bagels, 2817 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, 32804.  This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who are unable to attend the evening runs.

We will run a 3 mile loop in College Park starting East on King St, right on Elizabeth, right on Rugby, right on Edgewater, left on Rugby, right on Holly, left on Bryn Mawr, right on Ardsley Dr, right on Maury Rd, right on Edgewater Dr, and finish at King St and Edgewater (back at Einsteins). After the run, join us at Einsteins for some morning coffee and bagels. 

Meet at 6:00 am at Einsteins Bagels in College Park (2817 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, 32804).

We welcome runners of all paces.

Contact Victor Hung for directions or questions.

Weekly Wednesday Evening Run: Cady Way Pool
This social group run occurs on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  It will be about 3 miles and open to runners of all ability levels. The mid-week run is also a great opportunity to learn about, and hopefully join, the Orlando Runners Club. 

There is a public water fountain at the start and finish or bring your own.  Public restrooms are available.

Location & Parking:
Cady Way Pool
Meet in pavilion to the right as you enter the parking lot.
2529 Cady Way
Winter Park, FL 32792

Third Thursday: Sanford Brewing Company - Maitland
160 Independence Ln Suite B, Maitland, FL 32751 

Meet at the picnic tables across the street at 7:00 pm for a 3-mile run.  First beer free for current members.  Check the newsletter for monthly themes and contests!
Weekly Sunday: Long Run in Winter Park
152 S Park Ave, Winter Park @ 7:00am

Get your long run in with Jack and the rest of the Sunday crew.

This social group run occurs Sunday morning at 7:00 am.  There are distances of 3, 6, 7 or 10 miles and open to runners and walkers of all ability levels. This run will take you through the streets of winter park passing by many of the beautiful lakes and homes.

After the run join the crew for breakfast, conversation, bad jokes and maybe even some trivia at Panera just up the street..

Meet on the corner of Park Ave and Welbourne Ave in Winter Park.
Group leaves promptly at 7am.

Challenge Series 2021-2022
 9/18/20217:30 AMBattle of the Bands 5K
Casselberry, FL
 10/17/20218:00 AMU Can Finish 5-Miler
Orlando, FL
 10/31/20217:00 AMCocoa Beach 10KCocoa Beach, FL
 11/28/20216:00 amSpace Coast Half-Marathon or Marathon*Cocoa, FL
 12/4/20217:15 amOUC Orlando Half MarathonOrlando, FL
 12/19/20217:00 amMount Dora Half-Marathon    Mount Dora, FL
 1/22/20227:30 amPark Avenue 5KWinter Park, FL
 1/30/20227:00 amCelebration Half-Marathon or Marathon*Celebration, FL
 2/12/20227:30 am Run 4 Love 4 MileWinter Park, FL
 2/26/20228:30 am Real Florida 5K or 10K*Apopka, FL
 3/05/20227:05 amBest Damn Race 5K or 10K or Half-Marathon or 5K+10K Challenge*Orlando, FL
7:00 amWinter Park Road Race 10KWinter Park, FL
 4/30/20227:30 amRun For The Trees 5KWinter Park, FL

*New for 2021: All distances listed will be scored for the challenge series.  For the Space Coast Half-Marathon, both the north and south courses are included.  Participation in the Best Damn Race 5K + 10K Challenge will be scored as two separate races.

No points will be awarded for virtual events unless the entire event transitions to virtual.  In the event that a race transitions to virtual, each participant will be awarded 1 point and not scored based on finish time.  

The rules are simple.  All members are automatically entered and scored. 
  • Must be a current member of the ORC.
  • Run the designated minimum number of races (4).
  • Points are awarded based on how you finish in your age group among other ORC members.  Points are awarded 10 deep in each age group.
Challenge Series results will be scored on races only, and you must run 4 races to be eligible.   While the ORC still needs your help as volunteers at the Corporate 5K in April, and the OUC Orlando Half Marathon in December, no volunteer points will be given towards the Challenge Series. 

Race To Win Challenge
The Race to Win challenge is back!  The Race To Win challenge rewards runners not for finishing first, just for finishing.  Anyone can win, whether you are first or last, as long as you are an ORC member and make it to the finish line.  Each mile of racing earns a point, and at the end of the year (July 1 - June 30) we will recognize the top male and female with the most points and the most total events. 


1. Races and points are not recorded automatically.  Each participant is responsible for timely reporting his or her own races to the Race to Win Scorekeeper (chrisalianiello@gmail.com) within 30 days of the race.  Grace period for reporting all July and August races is September 30th.  Submissions should include the runner's name and the name, date, and distance of the race completed.

2. Each mile of racing earns a point. Points are accounted to the nearest whole number for each race. For example, a 5k earns 3 points, a 30k (18.6 miles) earns 19 points, a marathon in 26 points, etc.

3. A "race" is defined as an organized official running event that was advertised, open to the public, required registration, and included at least 10 registrants and 5 finishers. The event must have a designated race director or organization that can verify a finishers list if necessary. Virtual races, training runs, and most "fun runs" are not eligible. (ORC runs are excluded even when a sign-in sheet is used for insurance or marketing purposes).

4. Points are earned only by registered participants for actual races completed (No "bandits" please). Running a 5k course twice the same day does not earn double credit. If a runner registered for, and completes, two different events the same day such as a 2-mile race followed by a 10k afterwards then points are earned for each race. A race that was entered but not completed, even if started, earns no points.

5. Relay participants are eligible for points provided all other criteria are met and the relay organizers supply defined distances for each registered runner. Only individual distances will be counted rather than overall event distance. The running portion of a triathlon or other multi-sport event will qualify for points provided all other criteria are met.

6. The Race to Win program operates largely under an honor system, however, the scorekeeper reserves the right to reject questionable claims that cannot be verified.

7. Race to Win is exclusively for ORC members at the time of the race. New members that join during the membership year (7/1 through 6/30) will be eligible for races beginning with their membership date.