Welcome to Run L!

Yale Law School's official running group

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About Us

Run L began in the fall of 2020 as a group of Zoom-fatigued 1Ls looked for a way to build community in pandemic-safe ways. What started as a GroupMe for people to find running partners evolved into weekly group runs, track workouts, and breakfast sandwiches.

The Run L community has grown to include more than 60 YLS students. We hope to continue the tradition of letting YLS students relieve stress, socialize safely, and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of regular fitness.

Run with us!

Our trademark tradition is a Saturday morning track workout, beginning at 9:15 at the Wilbur Cross HS track. This happens every week rain or shine.

We also host a no-drop group run every Sunday. Start time and location is variable.

Check out our Google calendar for details on all upcoming events.

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Expectations

The focus of Run L is building community. That means no one ever runs alone on our runs. Our Sunday runs are no-drop, and our Saturday runs on the track are interval focused, allowing everyone to go at their own pace while staying a part of the group. NO running experience is necessary to join!

Wellness and mental health

Regular exercise has been proven to reduce student stress, boost student wellbeing, and combat anxiety and depression. By organizing weekly group runs, Run L provides students with a way to structure fitness into their routines and promote healthy habits.

Community

Run L provides an excellent outlet for YLS students to meet one another. Just this year, our regular workouts spawned close friendships both within and across class years. First-year Run L members have also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to meet older students, who provide mentorship in a more informal context.

Inclusivity and accessibility

Run L enables all students, regardless of fitness background or financial circumstances, to enjoy the benefits of regular fitness. This semester, we are hoping to make running more inclusive by subsidizing registration fees and other costs of entering races.

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Our leadership team includes the following students: Nick Barile, Nathan Cummings, Eshan Dabak, Ellie Driscoll, Adam Henderson, Jane Jacoby, Caroline Markowitz, Nick Pugliese, and Aaron Siegel.

Please feel free to reach out to any of us via email, GroupMe, or using this form.