Joining TARC

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Membership is fast, fun and free. Stay up to date with club events and happenings.

Run With Us

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TARC hosts several weekly runs where members can get in their training while catching up with friends. Visit our 'Weekly Runs' section to see descriptions of each and check in on Facebook to see when these runs are happening.

Find Trails Near Boston

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With so many members we've discovered plenty of great places to train and race in our little corner of the North East. Check out the 'Where We Run' section to find trails to run free!

Running.... in the woods!


Welcome to the internet home of the Trail Animals Running Club!

Here you can find info about the races we host, the weekly trail runs our members organize, and trails to run in the Boston area.

Fill out the form on our join us page to receive periodic updates about races and events in the area. We promise, we won't bug you too often!


About TARC


The Trail Animals Running Club (TARC) is the original trail running club of the Boston-metro area. Founded in the 1990s, the club’s membership consists of men and women, who enjoy and participate in the sport of ultrarunning and trail runs. Members are from all over the United States with a concentration of runners in New England, Upstate New York and Canada.

Membership is free and the trail humor is priceless. We welcome anyone who is interested in trail running to join and come run with us. To join our e-mail list visit the Join TARC page.

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Race Series


The TARC Race Series has stayed true to its origins while growing all the time! We now host a series of events covering the full gamut of popular distances. Sticking to our laid back trail ‘tude we offer affordable races with a friendly and welcoming environment.

Our events are a place to catch up with friends and test your training but after you’ve had your fill we invite you to pull up a chair and cheer on the rest of the pack. While we do hand out coveted hand made trophies at some of our races we like to emphasize the individual efforts of the day. A strong and happy pack member makes for a better community!

Find the full list of events on our TARC Trail Series page.