Running and Jogging Club meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 6pm in the SFC lobby! We got a chance to ask Melissa, club president, some questions about what its like and what you can expect if you join!

running and jogging club

What’s your name, academic year, and years as president?                                                        Melissa Beitzel, Junior, 2nd year as president.

How long has this club been around and how was is started?    

It was originally started in 2006, but stopped and was restarted in 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year.

What are practices like? Where do you usually run and how far?                                    

 We meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6p.m. in the student fitness center lobby. We usually run 2-5 miles on the trails all over campus. Our favorites are the dirt single track trails in the woods.

Why is this a good club for someone to join?        

It’s a great club for anyone interested in running or starting to run. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and is a great way to stay in shape and get involved.


Fun fact about your club?                                                                                                          In November our club participated in the Harvest Run at SIUE and took home 5 medals. This year we plan on participating and training for more local races.

If you or anyone you know is interested in the Running and Jogging Club, contact Melissa at!