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The Bloomington Area Runners Association (BARA) is a collection of runners dedicated to having fun while training and racing. Located in Bloomington, home of Indiana University, the club provides organization to a once segmented running community. At BARA, our approach is simple: to provide the best possible resources and support to our members to ensure a lifetime of health and fitness. With group runs, training groups, and social events, we hope to provide sound advice and leadership that will create a strong sense of camaraderie and community.


Becoming a member of our organization gives you access to a community of healthy, fitness-oriented people who like to have fun! As a BARA member you will also receive:


  • Training programs led by experienced and knowledgeable group leaders

  • Training sessions, including speedwork, coordinated group runs, and cross training opportunities

  • Access to a BARA coach with Level 1 RRCA Coaching Certification

  • Area race discounts ($2-$10 per race)

  • BARA running gear at team pricing

  • Discounts and deals through our community partners, which include JL Waters, Force Fitness, and more! We are always working to expand this list.

  • Opportunities to compete for racing awards in performance, participation, and total distance

  • End-of-year awards banquet honoring annual accomplishments

  • Facebook updates with the latest information on the running community

  • Track your runs and those of others with our online running log

  • A great group for networking and socializing


Annual memberships: Individual - $25, Family - $45

We will motivate, support, and celebrate the runner in you!

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