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WELCOME TO LAKE MERRITT JOGGERS and STRIDERS - 
serving the East Bay's running community since 1977!  

LMJS Runs on the way!

With the guidelines changing so quickly, we are preparing to head out for long runs, trail runs and track class. We hope you're willing, able and ready! Continue to wear a face mask and don't be afraid to ask a new running buddy to keep theirs on if that's the only way you feel comfortable.  We all get it.

See sign ups and scroll the training tab above. 

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Our 2020-2021 Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program is complete! We had 62 runners join the program with 13 pacers and coaches and more support from our community than ever 


Jesse Owens Partner Run Results

The LMJS Jamuary Virtual 4SR Results

Run Artfully LMJS 4th Sunday December Virtual 5k, 10, 15k Results

LMJS 4th Sunday November Virtual 5k, 10, 15k results available here Selfies 

Run The VOTE!

Virtual  Race from October 23 - November 3, 2020!

Congrats to our runners who completed this run!

Results are available for you all to peruse.

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LMJS logo runners' face covering / neck gaiter!  

 Enjoy your walk/run race.

Stay safe everyone! 


Here's how things are looking at the Lake. If you have selfies from your run, we'd love to add them here.

This message was shared through the e-bulletin, a monthly publication to members. 

Dear LMJS family and friends,

The violent deaths of African Americans George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others have been horrifying. Our country needs systemic changes to ensure fairness for African Americans in all areas of life.

We condemn racism and support justice and equity for African Americans and all people of color. Our club, founded in 1977, has always welcomed anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, income, or running ability. But with the recent events and hard discussions happening around the country, we are now committing to working towards anti-racism and equity in our society and promoting greater inclusion of black runners and walkers in our club.

Following Ahmaud Arbery’s death, we’ve heard black runners share their stories of harassment and their fears for personal safety when going out for a run. Part of our charge, therefore, is to make running safer for all.

We will work with our parent affiliate Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), other running and fitness organizations, other community partners, and club members to develop concrete plans for change. If you are interested in helping with this effort, or would like to share your ideas, please respond to this email or contact a board member.

LMJS Board of Directors

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February 1, 2021

Dear LMJS Members and Friends,

We hope you and all those close to you are safe, healthy, and active during the pandemic. We are proud to have a running club like LMJS to help keep us stay connected and engaged and provide grants/donations to support our community’s non-profits, including food banks, youth-run programs, and racial equity organizations during these difficult times. While members and friends are doing activities separated from each other, we are still moving forward and together as LMJS.

Our Board would like to offer all Members and New Members relief for the annual membership fee. We hope these temporary sliding scale fee choices, effective February 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022, will be beneficial:

  • Individual Level fee choices are $2.50, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00
  • Family Level fee choices are $2.50, $5.00, $15.00, and $30.00
  • New Members will have the same choices for Individual or Family levels. Everyone is encouraged to join or renew.

Thank you for continuing your Membership and supporting our LMJS Mission and Vision.

LMJS Board of Directors


Thanks to Everyone who has donated to our Virtual 4th Sunday Races!

LMJS Community Service

As part of our community service, LMJS supports our local food banks and other organizations that align with the LMJS mission through monetary donations, generated by our races and training programs.  Especially during this time of the Covid pandemic, we see the continued need to support the food banks in our communities. Through your support and donations, LMJS Races has donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Solano and Contra Costa Food Bank, and other community organizations.  

We will continue to donate to Black organizations in the Bay Area with the proceeds from our future Virtual races.



Coronavirus Announcement


March 10, 2021 - Preventing Transmission of COVID-19 


Dear LMJS Club Members and Visitors to the website,


Due to the recent orders related to the coronavirus epidemic issued by various government and health agencies, we have decided to cancel or postpone all of our group events until further notice.


We urge everyone to follow the recommended guidelines to minimize the spread of the virus by avoiding unnecessary group gatherings and practicing “social distancing” while interacting with others.


We continue to assess the current guidelines and update our Events Calendar when it is safe to reopen group activities. Thank you for your understanding and please follow governmental medical advice and stay healthy!

Best Regards,

LMJS Board & Volunteers

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