Gallery: Detroit's 'We Run 313' Club Mixes Fitness and Socializing (It's Even Free)

June 03, 2022, 9:42 PM

Co-founder Joe Robinson, center. (Photo: Darren Clark)

Every Tuesday in late afternoon, a run club named We Run 313 meets for "Two-Mile Tuesdays."

Men and women, young and old, come to get exercise in Midtown Detroit. Parents bring children, some in strollers. Founded by Joe Robinson and Lance Woods in 2019, the club has been helping the community get in shape, with some going on to run full marathons.

The meetup is free, with merchandise sales to support the cause. The Tuesday run starts at 6 p.m. behind Yum Village at 6500 Woodward Ave., and stops in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts for a group photo, a chant and words of encouragement before the run back to the starting point. 

On Thursdays, the group meets for its 5k and 10k runs at 6:30 p.m. at the Dequindre Cut, 1801 Atwater St.

-- Myron Watkins II

Photos by Myron Watkins II and Darren Clark

Photo by Myron Watkins II

(Photo: Darren Clark)

(Photo: Myron Watkins II)

The stretch (Photo: Myron Watkins II)

(Photo: Darren Clark)

Co-founder Joe Robinson (Photo: Darren Clark)
Co-founder Joe Robinson sets the tone (Photo: Myron Watkins)


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