Clayton Area Runners is a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization in Clayton, North Carolina. We are a free association of runners and running advocates who live in and around Clayton.
We strive in promoting running culture and the sport of running in our community through social engagement and community activity.
Our Runners & Volunteers
What makes Clayton Area Runners so great is the people! We share a love of running and when you combine so many great people with a shared interest, it's a wonderful thing. Join us on a weekly run or special event and see what makes it so incredible.
"Running with friends is always better"
Currently we support three separate efforts to help our community. Our members continue fill local Blessing Boxes and conduct quarterly Trail Cleanups. Our fundraising efforts go towards local programs that benefit many.
We conduct a quarterly trail cleanup on the Neuse River Trail to keep the area clean and beautiful for everyone. All members are invited to participate. Keep an eye on the Club Calendar for upcoming dates and locations.
Twice a year in November and December we hold a dedicated food drive to fill all of the local Blessing Boxes in Clayton, Archer Lodge and Wilsons Mills. Outside of these dedicated food drives our runners take it upon themselves to help keep these boxes full of non-perishable foods.
March 2022: $500 to Cooper Academy Backpack Buddies. (1st Club Donation)
February 2023: $675 Riverside Ranch
February 2023 : $675 to Her Haven of Light
November 2023: $1,000 to Riverwood Middle School Resource Room
November 2023: $1,000 to House of Hope.
Our fundraising efforts during the year are used to support local programs that make a difference to our community.
Our organization is growing due to incredible runners like you. We continue to look for future opportunities to help our community and grow the running culture in Clayton.
If you have a great idea for fundraising, growing the culture and sport of running in Clayton or an organization that we can align with, reach out to us at ClaytonAreaRunners@gmail.com