Reach Out

If you'd like to get in touch, for any reason, please email our club email!

You can also join our mailing list here: (press “Ask to join group”). If you don't have a Harvard email, please introduce yourself.



We’re a group of Harvard affiliates who love to run and have fun together. We have practice five days a week with a variety of running routes and workouts. All paces and distances are welcome, and we love to welcome both new and experienced runners. All practices and races are optional, but we love to see everyone's smiling faces at name circle!


HCRC races too! We attend NIRCA (intercollegiate club running) cross country races in the fall and track meets in the spring, along with some distance and trail races!

Fall — Cross Country

In the fall we spend our weekends traveling all over the Northeast admiring the beautiful fall colors and competing in cross country races. We attend club meets at BC, Brown, and UConn and race against club teams from the entire Northeast. We also host our home cross country meet in October!

Spring — Track

In February we host a giant indoor track meet at the Harvard indoor track. We also attend track meets at MIT, Tufts, and others. In the winter months we focus on not letting the cold get us down.

Distance Races

We attend the TARC fall and spring classic, which are distance trail races near Boston with distances ranging from 10K to 50 miles.
We also attend a half marathon in the late fall, usually at Newburyport MA!


Board game nights, team dinners, parties, mixers, ice cream runs, sushi runs — running club is so much more than just running.

Fall Retreat

Every fall we spend a weekend at a cabin in New Hampshire where we run/hike beautiful New England mountains, cook a giant pasta dinner, and sing Taylor Swift karaoke.


HCRC is open to all Harvard affiliates. You do not need to be a member to run with us. Members have their race fees covered, get our super awesome t-shirt, and can rep Harvard with our racing singlets. All you need to become a member is $30 per semester or $50 per year, the ability to find the MAC steps, and the heart of a gazelle. We also offer no-questions-asked financial aid!


When is the first day of practice?

First day of practice for the Fall 2023 semester is Tuesday, September 5th at 4:45pm at the Malkin Athletic Center steps.

Where, when, and how fast do you run?

We run year-round in greater Boston (Charles River, Fresh Pond, Tufts, Downtown, etc). We meet Mondays through Fridays on the Malkin Athletic Center steps at 4:45pm (3:15pm during the winter). All paces are welcome, and there will likely be someone there who is running your pace!

Does HCRC have a schedule for practices?

Yes, although it is very loose. Mondays and Wednesdays are generally longer, slower runs. On Tuesday there is an optional track/interval/hills workout, and on Thursday we always go to Fresh Pond (we ♥ Fresh Pond). We finish off the week with Fun Friday (chaos runs, Strava art, tag by the river, or running to free ice cream)!

Is there a mailing list?

Yes! You can join it here: (press “Ask to join group”). If you don't have a Harvard email, please introduce yourself.

Does HCRC have social media page?

We're run-fluencers! Check out our instagram @hcrcinsta or our Facebook page, and throw us a like!

Why are there no jokes on this page?

Look at the url of this page. Ha! Madest thou look! So endeth the trick.


The Board

Keegan Harkavy '25 President
Keegan is a junior concentrating in physics with a secondary in computer science (and running). Outside of school, he enjoys reading, running, and exploring the woods. As the president, his goal is to further develop the running club into a caring and welcoming community where everyone, from seasoned athletes to beginners, can feel at ease.
McKenna McKrell '26 Vice-President
McKenna is a sophomore from Sacramento, CA who is planning on studying Classics. Besides running, she loves iced coffee, time spent with friends, and the Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean Mini Sheet cake from Trader Joe’s.
Ben Ford '26 Treasurer
Ben is a sophomore from Cohasset, Massachusetts who plans on studying physics. He enjoys running, biking, and climbing the tallest pile of dirt and rocks he can find (usually in the White Mountains New Hampshire).
April Keyes 26' Social Chair
April is a sophomore from Massachusetts concentrating in Chemical and Physical Biology. Apart from running, she loves listening to brown noise, eating dark chocolate almonds, and attempting to paint with watercolors.
Kaia Thomas 27' Social Chair
Kaia is a first-year from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada who is hoping to study some sort of environmental science. Besides running she is a big fan of cross country skiing, Noah Kahan, the New York Times connections game and peanut butter.
Erica Lin '27 Track Captain & Race Coordinator
Erica is a first year from Upstate New York. She plans to study neuroscience. She loves sunset runs, listening to music and reading!
Hannah Wilkoff '27 Gear Manager
Hannah is a first-year from coastal Maine who plans to study Economics with a possible secondary in French. Outside of running, she enjoys ice hockey, warm chocolate chip cookies, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Adam Wang '26 Head Men's Captain
Adam is a bioengineering concentrator and a sophomore in Dunster House from Dallas, TX; he loves the season fall and running through autumn trails! He also enjoys hot chocolate and sushi (not necessarily together)!
Ava Giguere '27 Head Women's Captain
Ava is a first-year from Rhode Island who plans to study Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. She enjoys running, biking, skiing, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Cleo.


Go The Distance

We run in and around Cambridge, Sommerville, Boston, and sometimes beyond! Find some of our favorite routes below!

River Right

A classic, with several distance options, including the first bridge (2.3 miles), the second bridge (5 miles), the third bridge (6.5 miles), and as far as you want to go to Watertown and beyond!

River Left

Like river right, but to the left. Again, there are several bridges and many distance options, such as a classic route (6 miles), the Esplanade (8 miles), returning via Mass Ave (4 miles), and anything in between.

Fresh Pond

We love fresh pond. It's a Thursday ritual. One lap around is 7 miles, but you don't have to do a whole lap, or you can do as many laps as you choose.


Yes, there is a castle in the middle of Cambridge (3.5 miles).

Emerald Necklace

A continuation of river left. You can go really far. Here is a 15 mile example.

The Minuteman Trail

A historic path running from Sommerville to Lexington to Concord. Its great for long runs.

Sushi Run!

For special occasions :)

Boston Halloween Run

Costumes are required!

Boston Holiday Lights Run

'Tis the season to be jolly



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