Meet the people who keep us running.
Running is for Everyone
Running is Fun.
Running is Extraordinary.
Welcome to House of Running
We’re so glad you found us.
Now let’s go #doextraordinary. Together.
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Our new look is the next step in the evolution of House of Running.
Meet our team
The people who keep us running.
Meet our charities
Building stronger communities
We believe in building stronger communities for a better world. We not only want to build this for our runners and aspiring-runners to realize their dreams, we also want to expand our help and support to build stronger communities worldwide.
Running has an extraordinary power to transform. So let’s harness that power to better ourselves while bettering our world.
Going forward, we’ll be extending our love and support to local charities who touch our heart. Each year we’ll choose a charity or charities and House of Running will support them by donating 5% of all membership fees. Should you choose, members can also give additional support by making a donation at sign up or by raising money throughout training with our team charity page.
This year we chose World Cancer Research Fund and Reckoning.
World Cancer Research Fund‘s vision is to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer. They lead and unify a global network of charities who fund research and help teach communities about cancer prevention through diet, weight management and physical activity.
Reckoning is doing amazing things to better our communities both locally and abroad. Founded to improve marginalized communities, they teach youth necessary leadership skills, helping them become local or global leaders with an aim to improve communities worldwide.
We invite you to check them out and help with your support.
Meet our founder
The woman who started it all.
House of Running was founded by Laurie Villarreal.
Laurie has been a long distance runner since her early 20s. For years, Laurie couldn’t find her place among the groups of super-speedy or uber-competitive types. She believed that running could be fun, social and accessible to everyone, not just the super-serious and super-fit athletes. She wanted to train with others who ran for health and didn’t take running too seriously–people who liked to run and have fun. She believed she wasn’t alone. So when she couldn’t find her tribe, she decided to start her own. A few years later, House of Running was born.
Today, it’s a thriving international community of amazing runners.
Join our team
Inspire a global community.
Do you believe running is fun, running is for everybody and that all runners are extraordinary? Are you passionate about running and do you naturally inspire those around you to start running or take their running to the next level? Do you want to be part of a fun, dynamic running community with an international vibe?
We’re looking for coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteers to help lead our running programs and community, both in person and online. If you’re interested in joining us online or in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and you answered yes to all of the questions above, click the link below find our more and apply.
Want to bring House of Running to your town?
Join us as a host and start your own local running community. Click the link below to find out more and apply.
Meet our runners
Our community’s heart and soul
Don’t believe you can do it? Neither could these people. Check out how they got inspired to run and what extraordinary things they’ve accomplished since then.
“My one and only tip would be to join House of Running. Don’t even think about it and just do it. The coaches are amazing. The group is amazing. It seems like a lot of hard work preparing for a marathon but for me it was all fun. Even if you don’t want to train for a marathon, if you want to start and enjoy running, joining House of Running will be a smart thing to do.“
Amit – India
“Before I joined, the longest run I ever did was 12 kilometers. I used to think that was already unbelievable. Nowadays I say things like, ‘only 12 kilometers, that’s nothing!’ While with House of Running, I ran my first FULL marathon! I’ve now run 3. I couldn’t have done any of it alone! I have learned a lot from the amazing coaches and experienced runners who are members of the group. I am looking forward to each new season, new challenges and new medals.”
Anna – Poland
“I think it was very important to be patient and never give up. In the end, all the goals that I have set — from 10 miles, a half marathon and now two full marathons — I have been able to achieve them thanks to House of Running.”
David – Mexico
“Since joining House of Running, I’ve run 4 marathons, I have run 10k in less than 55 mins and I am now much fitter. This is a group for runners who do not take themselves or the sport too seriously but who want to have fun, achieve a running goal and meet new people.”
Emma – UK
Ready to take your running to the next level?
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