as you are STRONG IN SPIRIT.
The Elijah Running Club is a faith-based 501c3 organization that promotes an active lifestyle through endurance running. We also believe that this program can be a faith journey on a path to improve overall health and wellness inside and out.
“Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah [giving him supernatural strength]. He girded up his loins and outran Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles]."
- I Kings 18:46 (AMP)
The name “Elijah” was inspired by a scripture from the Bible found in I Kings 18:46. We believe the ability God provided Elijah can be given to anyone who depends on the power of God to achieve a lofty goal such as completing a marathon.
Our members are runners of all levels and ages who share a common enthusiasm for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our club offers a warm, friendly, supportive environment that nurtures meaningful relationships.
We believe that Faith is God’s state-of-the-art technology to keep us in shape mentally, spiritually and physically! With God as our ultimate Coach and Trainer, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
The Elijah Running Club started in 2001 and over the years we have helped ordinary, sedentary people achieve an extraordinary, active lifestyle as a result of completing our training program.
The Elijah Running Club has helped hundreds of people to achieve the next phase of healthy success. The Training Program now offers sports nutrition counseling, healthy goal-setting, skilled coaching, comprehensive strength-training demonstrations and shoe fitting & gear clinics. A “Spirit Team” has even been developed to encourage and support runners during their training and race-day competitions.
Many ERC alumni have gone on to successfully compete in ultra-marathons, triathlons and half & full Ironman competitions.
Elijah Running Club has always had a commitment to transform the mind, body, and spirit of its participants. Once the image of ourselves is changed, our actions & attitude will be changed also. We develop an unstoppable faith that reflects God's promise that we can "run and not grow weary [&] walk and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31).
In 2012, 2014 and 2015, ERC was voted BEST RUNNING CLUB in The Midwest by nationally recognized endurance periodical, Competitor Magazine. In 2012 & 2014, ERC was named a Customer Service All-Star by Constant Contact Online Marketing.
A regular fixture in the racing community, Elijah Running Club, with their readily recognizable lime green shirts, has developed a special bond among fellow endurance athletes and businesses that have forged lasting friendships and enduring partnerships.
Our Goal is to empower you with the tools you need to build endurance, attain health goals, grow in self-discipline and gain confidence through our faith-based principles & fitness techniques. We believe that embracing an Active Lifestyle through endurance running is a path to improve your overall health and wellness.