Hey YOU! The one at the back of the pack of runners. Think you’re “too overweight”, "too out of shape", “too slow”, “too ____(fill in the blank)” to run? Then the Slow AF Run Club is for you!
The Slow AF Run Club (Slow AF) is an online community of slow runners led by Martinus Evans, author, running coach, award-winning speaker and, most importantly, a back of the pack marathon runner who has helped countless people build the confidence to start running in their current body so they can live their best life now! The Slow AF mission is to empower, advocate, and solve the issues that are most important to the back of the pack.
+ Slow AF is a dedicated community that supports its members, meets up at races, runs as a group, and nourishes deep, nuanced connections.
+ Slow AF is a SAFE place to share your insecurities and struggles as well as your wins. It is a NO-DRAMA and JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE.
+ Slow AF is not for everyone, but if you are a back of the pack runner who wants to create meaningful connections with similar runners, the Slow AF Run Club is for you!
Community is the most important thing about running!
While shoes, gear, form, and training plans are important, the community saves us from the isolation and alienation that can come with running in the back of the pack. Slow AF is a place for us to call home. It’s a place we can meet to share knowledge, make connections, find inspiration, discover resources, and get support.
Are you tired of being an afterthought?
Have you ever joined a running club that advertises to all paces and speeds only to feel unwelcome? You get there and everyone looks at you like you’re crazy because you don’t run as fast as they do and you’re not trying to.
Have you ever joined a Facebook group that made you feel inadequate because your pace is slower than a 10-minute mile? Or whenever you post about your runs and success, people in the group tell you that you’re too slow or that you need to "push yourself harder”? ...Even though you were perfectly fine with your pace and progression?
Those days are over.
If you run, walk, jog, slog, or wog, you’re welcome here! If you run intervals, you’re welcome here! If you’re new to running, you’re welcome here! If you’re on the couch thinking about becoming a runner, you’re welcome here! There’s no pace too slow in the Slow AF Run Club.
Your community is waiting for you!
What value can you put on TRUE connection and support that helps you through the difficult days and celebrates with you on the great ones? We’re not just building a community here, we’re building a family...and we hope you will join us!
+ Discussions that matter. We believe that vulnerability is the route to authentic connection and “aha” moments. We created Slow AF as a safe space to have deep, nuanced conversations.
+ Privacy is important. Slow AF has the connectivity of Facebook with the security of a private membership site. None of your information can be shared outside of the community, so you can express yourself openly, without the fear of your posts being shared.
+ No Ads. No spam. No fake news. Just plain old connection with other runners just like you!
+ Access to a community of like-minded peers. The Slow AF Run Club includes people from numerous skills and backgrounds exploring ideas, sharing success stories, and discussing lessons learned. Find members near you. Find members online now. Find members by category.
Members of the Slow AF Run Club are connecting and getting support around topics like:
+ Proper running form, breathing, and pacing
+ Managing your mindset so you stay motivated and excited about running.
+ Cross Training & Injury Prevention
+ What to wear to feel and perform your best.
+ Back of the pack friendly races
+ Training plans
...and much more.
To learn more about the Slow AF Run Club, visit slowafrunclub.com