How it all started:
In the Spring Semester of 2014, founders Nicole Milani (CAS '16) and Jillian Rosati (CFA '16) wanted to run in a team environment but found that there was no Club Cross Country or Club Track team on campus. The two had been meeting up to run together multiple times a week and during these runs they both admitted to missing training with a group of like-minded people towards the goal of being the best they can be.
They met with the Club Sports Office to find out
that there was a long wait list for other proposed
club sports due to insufficient funding. However,
they were reminded that no one is stopping them
from gathering a group of people, signing up for
races together, and wearing Boston across their
chest. And that's just what they did. That night,
they made a Facebook page called Boston
University Club Cross Country and Track, set up
a practice schedule, made a registration form,
and the rest is history.
Today, BU Running Club has an executive board
comprised of team members who have been
democratically voted into their positions to ensure
that all team members voices are heard and that
the club is organized and functioning at its
What we are about:
Running on your own is undoubtedly great for you mind and body, but running as a member of a team is a unique collective experience that allows for individuals to work hard together and push each other towards a common goal. The purpose of this club is to help foster growth towards ones goals both on a competitive and on a recreational level.
What have we been up to:
Since its founding, competitive members of the club have raced within the greater Boston area and as far as Lexington, Kentucky, and the club has seen an exponential growth in both membership and participation. Please check out below in our years in review for more information about the team’s progress: