Run Walk Club

Run/Walk with the President

Run/Walk with the President

Run/Walk with the President
Presidential Trio after first run

President and Mrs. Roelofs invite all students to run or walk with them

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Normal Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday mornings when school is in session. Meet at Seabury Circle at 6:50 a.m.; runners and walkers leave at 7:00 a.m. and will return by 7:40 a.m.

Route: We run/walk toward the Artisan Center and back along Walnut Meadow Drive. The total distance for the full round-trip is about 4 miles, but participants can turn around at any point. Water and pre-run snacks will be provided. Water is available at the one-mile mark on the course.

Signing Up: Participants should email Lyle Roelofs to join the club’s email list. After signing up, participants will receive a short- or long-sleeve t-shirt.

Clothing: Running shoes and clothing appropriate for the conditions are needed. Shoes can be provided to first-year Berea students. The shoes are yours to keep if you take part in at least 10 run/walks during the semester. We run/walk in ALL conditions — too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry.

Run Walk Club
Run Walk Club
Run Walk Club
Run Walk Club

Top 10 Reasons to Run/Walk Regularly

(even if you have to get out of bed
at 6:30 a.m. to do it)

  • It is great to get outdoors on a regular basis and experience nature and the weather.
  • Our forebears at Berea were incredibly fit and determined people.  We will have to run/walk long distances to match their achievements.
  • Almost anyone can get fit – it just takes time and dedication.  Gradually increasing your distance and speed can produce amazing results, if you are patient and careful about it.
  • Research has shown that running improves academic performance – even in calculus!
  • Running also improves your persistence and determination.
  • Although it is not particularly fair, our culture provides greater opportunity to fit individuals. Yet another reason it is worth investing the effort.
  • The four-year college experience is an opportunity to transform yourself. The academic opportunities at Berea are fabulous and we will ensure you work hard to achieve your best in that area.  Your personal fitness and wellness is also vital to the rest of your life. Here, we only offer opportunity and encouragement – it is up to you to commit to the necessary work.
  • Paying attention to wellness and achieving fitness will have tremendous benefits to your health and quality of life.
  • We will invite other experts to run/walk with us to add interest to our runs.
  • President Roelofs will share an inspirational insight at the start of every run (or invite someone else to do so).