Eight Six Go—Introducing Hartford's Newest Inclusive Running Club

Eight Six Go Running is a running group based in Hartford, focused on creating an inclusive community where people feel comfortable enough challenging themselves to get up and go.

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Ready to run? Starting at the Let’s Grow mural by @CoreyPaneArt at the corner of Pearl Street & Ann Uccello Street, Eight Six Go offers free weekly 2–3 mile guided group runs on Tuesdays in & around the Downtown area from spring–fall. 

Group organizers Renae James and Malcolm Little both grew up in the area, meeting through a mutual childhood friend and realizing another connection through BIPOC-lead PIONEERS Run Crew based in Boston. 

After Renae organized a few small group runs in summer/fall of 2021, they set out to create a consistent and structured space for accountability where runners can feel a sense of belonging—enter Eight Six Go!

Eight Six Go uses Heylo for run and community updates, a platform that allows group members to stay connected, see upcoming meet up details, share photos in a safe space, and much more. You can also follow them on Instagram @EightSixGo

Eight Six Go prioritizes movement, community development, and motivating people to build positive relationships that brighten Hartford's light.

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