What do you get when you mix a few elementary school teachers, a couple of computer techs, a surveyor/firefighter and an administrative assistant with attitude together in a van for a few days? Why, the Amity Island Running Club, of course!
Amity Island was a fictional town created for the movie Jaws, which was primarily filmed on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard.
The Amity Island Running Club (AIRC) was dreamed up after 2 members ran in the Reach the Beach Relay in Massachusetts in May 2013. Those members decided that more people needed to experience this same type of torture. After a few months of scouting, recruiting and meeting, The AIRC was officially founded.
The AIRC participated in the Cape Cod Ragnar Relay in 2014, a 193 mile relay race from Hull, Ma to Provincetown, Ma. The race is a 2-day event (including running overnight) with a motto of “Run, Drive. Sleep? Repeat.”. It proved to be an amazing weekend, and the AIRC knew The Club was something special.
We encourage you to join the club – sport the logo, run with friends, participate in crazy events and live life to the fullest!
Proceeds from the sale of our merchandise benefits The Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
Also check out founding member Kara’s blog here and support her as she tries to reach her running mileage targets – http://kshemeth.blogspot.com/!