Running Groups in The Golden Triangle

by GTSTRUTTER on April 8, 2014

If you haven’t heard of our contest for the Biggest Loser Run/Walk check it out at

 “Who do you want to see run the Biggest Loser Half”

It’s not too late to sign up and join our team Golden Triangle Strutters.  Join our team and input code GTSTRUTTERS for 25% off entry for both the half marathon and 5k this May 3rd in Beaumont, TX.

Main inspiration to hold this contest is to showcase the different running organizations in the area.  Each participant is a representative of their respective organization.  If you get the chance check out their Facebook page’s and give them a like. Sometimes all it takes is a simple idea for a running group to start. Below you will find how some of these groups got started.

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First off we have the running Organization that started it all.  SRS is the founding running organization in the area. The goal of the Sea Rim Striders is to promote running and walking at all levels, from top-flight marathoners to those just beginning. They encourage individuals and families to feel the excitement that comes from increased fitness and pushing your body to new levels. The Sea Rim Striders began as a small running club in the 1970s. Today, the club has over 500 members and continues to grow. Sea Rim Striders hold several events each year, including the Resolution Run, Annual Summer Series, and the Annual Turkey Trot 10K, 5K and Kids K.  They also help promote local running and walking events. If your organization has an upcoming event, let them know. They will help get the word out to the runners of Southeast Texas.  Follow them at Sea Rim Striders.

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Mid County Run Club started as a small group of non-runners who set a goal to train for a half-marathon. They trained together, encouraged each other, accomplished their goals and had a blast doing it. From there they went on to train for many more races and picked up more friends along the way. Eventually they opened up their group to the public so that others in our local community could have a chance to experience what a difference it makes to have support from a group of friends who believe in you and help push you to accomplish your goals. The group supports all types of runner/walkers and has developed a successful couch to 5k program, which they are running again this year. Check them out at Mid-county Run Club.

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Juan Direction helped raise over 8,000 dollars for the typhoon victims in the Philippines with Run and Walk for a Cause this past November. The group was made to encourage other Filipino’s in the community to lead a more active lifestyle. According to founder Laurence Cayetano, “GTS inspired me to start the group because I know a lot of Filipinos thought about running but were intimidated and didn’t know how to start.” The wish of the group is that more Filipino’s get motivated to run/walk.  Follow them at Juan Direction.

bridge city runners

Bridge city Runners was formed when founder Elise couldn’t understand why runners from Bridge City were traveling over 30 minutes to go run with the various local group. Bridge city had places people could train they just needed to get organized. She started to have a vision of a local running group for the new running community in Bridge City. It took a long time and a lot of tries to get the right people around with the same goal in mind. That goal was to help the runners of Bridge City find a group that they belonged with and to grow the running community in Bridge City.  Follow them at Bridge City Runners.

slow and steady

Slow and Steady was made as a walk group started by the Browns.  A lot of beginners get intimidated easily by run groups. There are plenty of run groups but Slow and Steady offers a group dedicated to walking. Walking is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities.  Most people have an interest in getting to a point where they can one day run some and their group will help them when they are ready.  Slow and steady gets them to get out there by walking and as they progress filter them into the running groups.  For those who want to meet great people for an enjoyable walk, please check out  Slow and Steady.

exygon road runners

E Road Runner’s started one Thanksgiving after the Turkey Trot.  Kristen Hoffpauir and her brother in-law Tyler Brigg were inspired to start a weekly running club.  If you’ve ever trained for a marathon sometimes the training runs are the hardest part. Some plans required 20 mile runs for their training.  Running that much mileage by yourself with no support, no cheers, or people screaming your name at the finish is not only physically but mentally challenging for a person training for a marathon for their first time.  E Road Runners makes doing a long run bearable.  They have support and other runners that will run that long distance with you all you need to do is ask.  ERR makes training for a half or full marathon enjoyable with a great group of motivating runners. Check them out at E Road Runners.

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 Golden Triangle Strutters started with a group of friends training for the Gusher Marathon.  Two brothers Jeremy and Willie decided to make their own running group to bring more runners together on a weekly run.  They had a “if you build it they will come” Field of Dreams attitude.  They now have lots of people of all different abilities running and walking with them. GTS is a free running group in Beaumont, TX running for fitness.  Join them every Mon/Wed at 6:30 pm we meet in front of the Orange Leaf -Beaumont store.  Our Mission is to get the community healthier one step at a time.  We have no criteria to be a Strutter, if you run with us you are part of the group.  There are all kinds of paces in the group. Most will do the 3 mile route but there is a 4 mile route available.  Check out our Facebook page here.

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GTS/Biggest Loser contest

by GTSTRUTTER on March 27, 2014

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Run the Biggest Loser with the Golden Triangle Strutters!

Here are your candidates. Contest officially starts Monday March 31st and ends Sunday April 13. Canidates were selected from run/walk organizations around SETX. Candidates reason for running the Biggest Loser Half Marathon Beaumont will be posted Monday along with more details about each run/walk group. Person with most likes by April 13 will be declared the winner and receive free entry to the Biggest Loser Half Marathon in Beaumont. Winner’s race will be filmed and uploaded to youtube.

Vote for who you want to see run the Biggest Loser Half Marathon.

Don’t forget to register for the Biggest Loser run/walk. Price increases after Monday. Golden Triangle Strutters wants you on our team. When you register join team Golden Triangle Strutters and input code GTSTRUTTERS for 25% off the race. Code is good for both the 5k and half marathon. REGISTER NOW!!!

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Don’t forget if you join our team Golden Triangle Strutters and input code GTSTRUTTERS you save 25% off either the Half Marathon or 5k. Normal team discount is only 5 dollars. Let’s keep the Golden Triangle Healthy by running for a better life!

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