Social Running Crew Seoul (SRC Seoul) went for their very first run in April 2014 with the aim of spreading a healthy running culture and getting to know the city of Seoul. Official meets are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and unlike other clubs, SRC Seoul travels all over the city without lingering at one specific course. For those who aren’t sure if they want to commit to a group just yet, they can check out the #GUEST_RUN program. If you search the GUEST_RUN hashtag on their Instagram account (@SRC_SEOUL), you can see where and when the group will be open to non-members. In addition to running, the members of SRC volunteer together and through their #running_relay campaign, during which they donate a certain amount of money corresponding to the length of the distance ran.
Yeouido is the ideal course for beginning runners because it’s almost always flat. SRC Seoul recommends starting at Yeouido Park and then running along the Han River. Relative to other regions, this course is wide so it’s good for teams who want to run together. You can use the Yeouido Information Center (run by Seoul City) to store your belongings and use the shower rooms for free. The course is especially beautiful at night around Mapo Bridge because you can see the brightly lit 63 Building and Seoul skyline. When it comes to running courses, it doesn’t get much better than this one!
Running course: Yeouido Park – Yeouido Hangang Park – 63 Building – End at Yeouido Park (50 mins.)
Yeouido Park, 8, Yeoui-dong, Yeongdeungpogu (hangang.seoul.go.kr/park_yoido, 02-3780-0561).