Our Story

Welcome to Wesley Chapel Runners Group. This group sprouted from an inquiry on a local FB community page, where a few people were looking for a group of like minded individuals, to run, or walk with. So on November 1st, 2015 that same evening, a group of walkers and runners met at the Wesley Chapel District Park, where we walked, ran, and socialized. It was an awesome outing, and yes, we took plenty pictures. Unfortunately no guys were present that day, but they have always been welcome and a part of the group.

Since that date there has been a meet up almost every Saturday morning. This group was formed so that people in our community got a chance to meet up with other active minded individuals, who want to walk, run, or bike, in a fun and social atmosphere. There is a strong running and walking community here that expands from Wesley Chapel into the surrounding areas, so let's nurture it!

The group also encourages anyone who is looking for a "run buddy", to ask others to join them on a run or walk or activity during the week. If you prefer to run by yourself, but like the encouragement of others, no problem, post a selfie of your activity. We are a great bunch, we love encouraging others, and you never know who maybe saying "I can do that, or I want to get there . . ."

We look forward to meeting new friends, runners and walkers, and we invite you to come to a meet up or participate in one of our Virtual Races 5K, 10K or 13.1.

Also if you are out and about and see any of our members don't be shy, just give a shout out and introduce yourself.

Here's a little information about me. My name is Aliya Redwood. I have participated in numerous races 1 mile, 5K, 8K, 10K, 13.1, Triathlon all of which I completed not running but by Race walking.

After 2015, I started running and used race walking to supplement my training. I do love a challenge ever so often, like the Gasparilla Ultra Challenge (30.4 miles in two days) but I have found 5K & 8K to be my favorite distances. My family and I have lived in the Wesley Chapel area since 1982 and have seen the enormous growth over the decades. After retiring from Chiropractic practice, (2017) I teamed up with my husband offering interactive online continuing education courses to mediators and lawyers.


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