Global community of 9000+ people for founders, investors, tech, and creative people.

We host weekly Running + Networking events in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Copenhagen, Dubai, Hamburg, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Lisbon, London, Miami, Paris, Stockholm, Toronto, Zurich.
Almost 1-Year Anniversary Celebration
On July 15, we celebrated our 365th day across our four major locations. It was the most significant day for us so far, not only in terms of numbers but, more importantly, in the opportunities we had to converse and connect. In all our new locations—Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Boston—we set new attendance records at our runs. We also came very close to breaking the record in SF.

Additionally, we hosted two celebratory events in SF and Amsterdam, accommodating a total of 147 attendees. In SF, we had a cozy picnic in Golden Gate Park complete with champagne, BBQ, games, and a beautiful cake adorned with our logo. In Amsterdam, we organized a party and networking event in the historic building @meetberlage.

* Photos by Anton Bulyonov (SF) and Olzhas Saukambekov (AMS)

Inspired by the startup community in SF, we are creating a space where people can support, collaborate, partner, connect, and assist one another.
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      SF #TechWeek & TNW
      In June 2023, one of our runs was an official part of SF #TechWeek in San Francisco and the TNW conference in Amsterdam. Both events followed our format of running + talks, but we met many new faces on these days.

      Since our networking usually unfolds over coffee or brunch, we stormed a several cafes nearby, and the entire queues were made up solely of our participants.

      * Photo by Anton Bulyonov
          We participated in the iconic Bay2Breakers race dressed as a group of Forrest Gumps. We had 15 Forrests, one Jenny, and five other members wore different themed costumes. This was the only time the "Run, Forrest, Run!" joke landed perfectly.
          We believe that we all sweat the same. We invite you to join us, regardless of your ethnicity, gender, background, or fitness level.
          Wings For Life World Run 2023
          Founders Running Club, in collaboration with Nina Zarina and Red Bull, organized WFLWR at Crissy Field in San Francisco. We featured limited-edition merchandise with our logo by Tracksmith. Around 40 people participated in the run, and we had a few organizers on-site. There was an aid station stocked with snacks, coffee, and Red Bull drinks. The starting time was synchronized worldwide, so we began our run at 4:00 am and finished at sunrise.

          * Due to the venue's rules, we couldn't host more than 50 people.
          ** Photos by Long Nguyen
          • Amanda
            How can I join?
            Just show up at our next event in your location. While RSVP is not mandatory, we'd appreciate it if you join our chat, and follow us on Instagram or Strava
          • Katie
            I really like what you do. How can I help?
            Show up and show your support. Spread the word, invite someone who might be interested. Volunteer for special events. If your local chapter needs organizers, consider joining the team. You can also donate. If you have a specific idea, shoot us a message or let the organizers know.
          • Sean
            I don't run much, but I'd like to join.
            That's okay. We welcome everyone to run at a comfortable pace and be as social as possible. We're beginner-friendly, and our routes are typically wheelchair compatible. You can choose your own distance and pace, and hiking is also an option. We offer guided warm-ups to prevent injuries, and there are several pace groups to select from. However, to truly immerse yourself in our community, we hope you'll cover at least some distance with us.
          • Elizabeth
            How it works?
            We usually meet and greet for a few minutes after the announced time. Then, there's a guided warm-up, we split into pace groups, and off we go. After the run, we head to the nearest coffee shop for more networking.