The Friendliest

Running Club in New Jersey

The Clifton Roadrunners Club has welcomed runners fast, slow, and in between for over 40 years! If you're a competitive runner, a newcomer, or anything in between, we'd love to have you join us!

We are a USATF-sanctioned running club that competes in races from one mile to half-marathons, and our members range from sprinters to marathoners.

Check out our site, send us a note, reach out to our private Facebook group, or feel free to show up at one of our informal get-togethers to run a mile (or 20) with us! We'll give you the support you need, and we'd love for you to become part of our team of 100+ families!


Upcoming Team Events: Please Join Us

  • Tuesday night track runs
    Tuesday nights @7 pm
    Lyndhurst, Riverside Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071, USA
    Pace running to build your speediness! Check FB page or your captain for winter locations.
  • Saturday morning runs
    Saturday mornings
    Newark, Branchbrook Park, Newark, NJ 07104, USA
    Long runs with club members, 9:00 am (8:00 am during hot weather).
  • 2022 Championship Schedule
    Various events across the state
    Check your email or Facebook!
    Click on the photo here to see the full 2022 Championship schedule. We hope you join our teams for many of these events.
  • Outdoor Bun Runs!
    Winter Sunday mornings, 8:45 am
    Check email/FB. RSVP required
    Winter bun runs begin each December, after the racing season is over. Check with Facebook and your club emails for the schedule, and please consider hosting a bun run yourself! It's a great opportunity to form community and create friendships with other runners. ALWAYS feel free to bring a friend!
  • Bloomin' 5k & 1-Mile Walk
    Apr 24, 8:30 AM
    Clifton, 1395 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011, USA
    For the hungry and homeless, the Bloomin' 5k is a race near and dear to Clifton RoadRunners' hearts. Support this vital cause, and walk or run for those in need.
  • Essex County Cherry Blossom 10k
    Apr 03, 10:00 AM
    Newark, & Park Avenue, Lake St, Newark, NJ 07104, USA
    An open men's and women's team race.
  • Garden State 10-Miler
    Mar 27, 9:00 AM
    Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA
    a wild-card and co-ed team event
  • 15K Distance Classic
    Mar 20, 10:00 AM
    16 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, USA
    An all-divisions event.

Join Us

The Friendliest Running Club in New Jersey

One of the oldest running clubs in New Jersey, the Clifton Roadrunners have been running the streets and trails of New Jersey together for over 40 years!


We are a US Track and Field-recognized organization that takes part in all New Jersey USATF events, and our affiliation with the New York Road Runners gets members special benefits, including opportunities to run in New York events like the New York Marathon.

Whether you have been running for years, are looking to join the running scene, or just would like to get in shape, the Roadrunners are just like you.  We feature:
• informal group runs
• speed workouts
• winter bun runs

team races

• year-round social get-togethers

• discounts with our licensed coach, Nick Joannidis

• running gear and equipment discounts
• the lowest membership fee of the major NJ running clubs

There is NO obligation to run races, or train regularly,

although you are certainly invited to take part in any and all our activities.

We know that running is often a solitary activity,

but staying motivated is where belonging to a community of friends comes in.

Check out our site, join our private Facebook group, or stop by any of our listed gatherings.

The Clifton Roadrunners embody the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and loyalty.

But above all, we support each other and make running fun!


Our Team

Meet Our Leaders


Ben Teixeira

 President and

Men's Captain


Annemarie Uebbing

Women's Captain


George Roa



“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”

Vincent van Gogh

Contact Us


Swing by our next scheduled run,, email us, become a member right now,

or check us out on Facebook.

We have members throughout New Jersey

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