It’s obviously much safer to run in pairs or with a group. If someone in the group gets injured or sick, there’s always someone there to help. And potential attackers are more likely to strike a lone runner than they are a group.
With group running, you get your own personal cheering squad. Members of running clubs and teams root each other on during races and support one another through long runs.
Let’s face it: Everyone thrives on a little healthy competition. When you’re running with others who are encouraging you to run faster and harder, it’s easier to take it to the next level.
Expanded Social Circle
Anyone who has run with a group knows that it’s a great opportunity to get to know people with similar interests. Many people have met their spouse, significant other, or close friends through a running group or club.