Selected as the Most Runner Friendly Community in the United States by the Road Runners Club of America.

 

 

Welcome to our Wednesday Night Laundry Runners Web page!  

 

We are the local running club in Monterey and Salinas area with over 300 members. We welcome anyone—whether you are local or a visitor—to come join us on any of our runs below. The club has a wide range of ages - 15–80 years of age and paces from 11:00 to 5:00 minute miles.  If you run with us regularly, you will want to become a member to take advantage of our club benefits and social activities.  

 

Visit the WNLR – Wednesday Night Laundry Runners "Group" Facebook page for current happenings and communication.

The WNLRs are registered with the USATF as Team 133.

 

Club Membership Information:

 

For only $15/year per person, members enjoy:

Free pizza parties – approximately 3 per year

Annual holiday party (additional charge may apply)

20% off running shoes at one of our local premier running stores – The Treadmill in Carmel

Weekly email newsletter that includes club news, announcements, member highlights, list of local running events, and more!

A GREAT and FRIENDLY group of folks – we are FUN and always meet for coffee or drinks after a run

Hear about our club featured on local news KSBW!

 

To request an application form, please email Mark Eccles at meccles2000@yahoo.com,

Or download the application form here, WNLR Membership Application.

 

WNLR Group Runs – all runs start ON TIME

 

THE FAMOUS WEDNESDAY NIGHT LAUNDRY RUN

Day of the week: Wednesday 5:30 PM

Location: Mission Linen Laundry across from Pacific Grove High School track

Typical distance: 6 to 8 miles

Type of run: Regular

Terrain: 90% roads, some trails, one big hill on Congress road

Primary contact name: Jim Allen

Contacts phone number: 831-649-1175

Contacts e-mail: btlbaum@sbcglobal.net 

Usual number of people: 10-20

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: runners of all abilities 7 minutes to 11 minutes

Additional Comments: The location of the Wednesday Night run changes to the recreational trail in Monterey when the time changes in the Fall and it is dark at 5:30. Please contact Jim Allen if you are unsure where to meet.

 

SIGNATURE WNLR RUN

Day of the week: Saturday 7:15 AM

Location: Foot of Ocean Blvd in Carmel (Meet at bottom of Ocean Carmel Beach parking lot)

Typical distance: 4 to 12 miles

Type of run: Regular

Terrain: Roads, rolling

Primary contact name: Jim Allen

Contacts phone number: 831-649-1175

Contacts e-mail: btlbaum@sbcglobal.net 

Usual number of people: 15 to 35 

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: runners of all abilities. This is the most beautiful course you will have ever run. And we mean it!

 

Other Group Runs 

 

Day of the week: Saturday 6:30 AM

Location 7-11 Toro park

Typical distance: 7 to 24 miles sometimes a tempo run

Type of run: Regular long runs

Terrain: Mostly trails, some pavement – usually very hilly

Primary contact name: Tara Clark

Contacts phone number: 831-206-4642

Contacts e-mail: calbeartara@yahoo.com 

Usual number of people: 7 

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: 7 to 10 minutes

 

Day of the week: Sunday 7:00AM

Location: Usually Toro Park 7-11

Typical distance: 6 – 8 miles

Type of run: easy run 7 to 10 minute miles

Terrain: Combination Road and Trails, rolling

Primary contact name:Tara Clark

Contacts phone number: 831-206-4642

Contacts e-mail: calbeartara@yahoo.com

Usual number of people:6

Invited: Anyone

 

Day of the week: Sunday 8:30 AM

Location: Fishwife restaurant in Asilomar Area of Pacific Grove

Typical distance: 5 - 7 miles

Type of run: Regular

Terrain: Roads and some trail

Primary contact name: Jim Allen

Contacts phone number: 831-649-1175

Contacts e-mail: btlbaum@sbcglobal.net 

Usual number of people: 15 

Invited: Everyone invited; coffee afterwards at Bechlers Bakery

Group approximate mile pace for this run: runners of all abilities

 

Day of the week: Monday 5:45 AM

Location 7-11 Toro park

Typical distance: 7 miles

Type of run: Fast Tempo of 3 1/2 miles 1 1/2 miles warmup 1 1/2 miles cool down. 

Terrain: Pavement -Mostly flat – hill at the end.

Primary contact name: Michael Dove

Contacts phone number: 831-905-4301

Contacts e-mail: mnjdove@aol.com 

Usual number of people: 5

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: Warm up 1 1/2 miles together, then everyone on their own for 22-25 minutes of fast tempo run, then cool down together 1 1/2 miles.

 

Day of the week: Monday 5:30 PM

Location: Monterey Peninsula College Track

Typical distance: warm ups and then 2-4 miles of speed work

Type of run: Speedwork

Terrain: Track

Primary contact name: Jim Allen

Contacts phone number: 831-649-1175

Contacts e-mail: btlbaum@sbcglobal.net 

Usual number of people: 15 

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: runners of all abilities

 

Day of the week: Tuesday 5:25 AM

Location 7-11 Toro park

Typical distance: 8 miles or 12 miles

Type of run: Regular

Terrain: Very hilly trail run

Primary contact name: Michael Dove

Contacts phone number: 831-905-4301

Contacts e-mail: mnjdove@aol.com 

Usual number of people: 9

Invited: Everyone invited but it’s a tough run, most runners are very good

Group approximate mile pace for this run: 6 to 8:30 per mile 

 

Day of the week: Wednesday 5:45 AM

Location Toro park school – west side of parking lot on Portola drive

Typical distance: 7 miles

Type of run: Regular

Terrain: Pavement -Mostly flat – hill at the end.

Primary contact name: Michael Dove

Contacts phone number: 831-905-4301

Contacts e-mail: mnjdove@aol.com 

Usual number of people: 4 to 12 

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: varies – 7 minutes to 12 minutes 

 

Day of the week: Thursday 5:45 AM

Location Palma High School Track in Salinas

Typical distance: 7 miles

Type of run: speedwork

Terrain: Track

Primary contact name: Michael Dove

Contacts phone number: 831-905-4301

Contacts e-mail: mnjdove@aol.com 

Usual number of people: 7 

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: Varies depending on runner and day 

 

Day of the week: Friday 5:45 AM

Location: Garland Ranch parking lot

Typical distance: 6 miles

Type of run: Regular

Terrain: Hilly Trail run

Primary contact name: Donald Buraglio

Contacts phone number: 831-659-4828

Contacts e-mail: famfive@runningandrambling.com

Usual number of people: 10 

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: Hilly Run – people run their own pace and then “gather”.

Additional Comments or explanation (could be that this run changes times at different times of the year, or moves locations, etc: An intereting e-mail reminder is sent on Thursday afternoons

 

Day of the week: Friday 5:45 AM

Location 7-11 Toro park

Typical distance: 6 miles

Type of run: Regular

Terrain: Pavement –and trails – hilly at times

Primary contact name: Michael Dove

Contacts phone number: 831-905-4301

Contacts e-mail: mnjdove@aol.com 

Usual number of people: 7 

Invited: Everyone invited

Group approximate mile pace for this run: 7 to 9 minutes