Welcome to The Lopers Club!
Join us Sunday, August 11, 6:30 a.m. at Drayson Center as we kick off another fun-filled season.
Lopers began in 1977 when Don Hall, our founder, chose the coyote as our mascot. He and his running buddies saw coyotes comfortably covering long distances by “loping” through the orange groves on early morning runs.
Many friendships and memories have been made over those 40 years from the thousands of members we have trained. When Lopers who have moved away from the area come back to visit us on a Sunday training run, we always hear them say, “Once a Loper, always a Loper” and “There is no running club like the Lopers.”
The club is well-known throughout the Inland Empire for training first time marathoners. One of the main activities of the Lopers Club is to train walkers or runners to complete their first full 26.2 mile marathon. This is called our Marathon Clinic. Within the Marathon Clinic, we offer programs for increasing your speed, training for half marathons, and encouraging those who just want to run or walk for fitness alone. You will end up adopting an exercise program and lifestyle that will raise your level of health and fitness for the rest of your life while making new friends and having fun!
The Loma Linda Lopers Club is affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).
The Lopers Club is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means that donations to the Club may be tax deductible. Donations are needed so we can continue helping the community achieve better health and fitness at an affordable cost. Information on becoming a sponsor and the benefits of sponsorship, and a list of our present contributors is available on our sponsors’ page.
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