FREE 4th of July 5-Miler


I know we probably got you at FREE … Well it is a long running tradition to start off the 4th of July Holiday with a 5-mile run hosted by Buffalo Chips Running Club … Here are the details … I am sure there will be some 9RUN6 peeps in the house … so how about we make it a group effort to get as many people out there rocking their 9RUN6 tops …

What: 40th Annual 4th of July 5-Miler

When: Monday 4th of July 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM—Sign in (Everyone must sign a waiver.) 7:45 AM—Start of Kids’ Half-Mile Race (Ages 10 and younger) 8:00 AM—Start of 5-Mile Race

Where:  Glenn Hall Park (Corner of Sandburg & Carlson Drive in River Park), directly north of CSUS.

Cost: Please bring donations to feed your good conscience in cash or check form to either or both DONATION BOXES at the Waiver Table: ** WEAVE, Women Escaping A Violent Environment ** American River Parkway Foundation, keeping up our treasured running path along the American River.

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Destination Friday

IMG_3700The 5:30 and 6:00AM groups have continued their streak as the peoples’ choice. This morning 13 people got their fair share of approx 5 miles. The 5:30 group was minus two schlubs whom happened to both sleep in on the same day. #Shoutout Malenab and Crilly.

Who knows where the hell that 5:30 AM group ran to this morning, but after they made their way back to the corner of 10th and N it was time to go pick up McRunner Chris. The group made their way back to the West Steps of the Cap and then headed over to the J street side of the Convention Center. LilB Barker left the group at this point in the journey to continue to fight off SRS (Skinny Runner Syndrome) at a local gym/night-club.

The deck of cards workout for today, was similar to other Fridays with Faces and Aces equaling 11 reps of each exercise, while the numbers equaled that value. Pull a Joker and you doubled up on the next card. The exercises for today were push-ups, squat thrusts and leg lifts.Today’s winner was Malenab, who had something like 8 Jacks. This was due to his ability to pull multiple Jokers (wild). So it was Malenab’s turn to pull 3 extra cards, we add the total and everyone else has to do the exercises once again … today he pulled a total of 23 which made everyone enjoy 23 more reps of each exercise.

It was a great way to lead into the weekend and close out the work week. BTW, if anyone has seen a man running in an orange A&W shirt, please tell him that he is missed and that the group wants to run with him soon.



Today we got together ran and were surrounded by awesome people.  The run groups started the morning off strong … I mean real strong … Then rolled the 6:25 group and that strong got taken to another level with today’s HUNDO workout …
What the f is a HUNDO workout? It’s 5 exercises of 100 reps each with a couple laps around the west lawn between each one. 

Today’s movements were 100 push-ups, 100 sit ups, 100 step ups, 100 dips and 100 squats. The order didn’t matter. The only thing that did was if you started a movement you had to finish it off before moving to another one. 

Special workout shout out today goes to our very own Shane Barker … Not because he didn’t show up, but because he left early … Why did he leave early? To go to 24 hour to get a workout in … So in tradition we talked about him after he left …. Bwhahaha. Hope you have thick skin Shane because you’ll be wearing this one for a while hahaha. 

When it Rains, find a tunnel

#DestinationFriday fell upon again today, this time taking the early group through a 5 mi run in the rain, while enjoying the serenity which a downtown provides between 5:30am and 6:25am prior to our 6:25 destination, the Old Sac tunnel.

As our core group has continued to maintain their commitment to the pre-workout runs, we have slowly begun to add some new people this morning. Today we welcomed Dan from West Sac. This now means that McRunner Chris is no longer our only person from West Sac. What this means for the rest of us on the other side of the river is we are being infiltrated by the 530. Or shall I say #5Free0

Today’s workout featured 2 things, lot’s of rain and professional photography. Yep, photos of our workout will be uploaded at a later date but they’ll be legit. This weekend or early next week, we’ll be able to show proof of our Deck of Cards workout with great style. 10 rounds of Mountain Climbers, Lunges, and Crunches with the card face value representing the reps.

4 Aces by Sarah Green was the winning hand today, which enabled her to pass along an additional 25 reps to the rest of the group.



#DestinationFriday takes the Crest



It’s 2016 and #DestinationFriday is in full effect. This week after the #BreakfastClub put in some miles, we met at the step of the Capitol and ran a couple of blocks over to K Street. Our destination was the Crest Theatre, right across the street from the California Family (CalFit) Fitness. If you’re wondering, CalFit provides sun-less spray tans, a full bar, lounge and anything else that not related to just living a healthy life and enjoying the relationships which come along with.

War was the name of the game today and we had a couple of new faces to join us for some dirty dancing (more on this in a second). We’re growing, up by 7 in the past week and damn proud of the folks that have been coming out for a great mission #FunFreeFitness.

Finally, congrats to all our 2015 award winners.


Dirty Dancing, yes that one, the one with the great soundtrack which includes Hungry Eyes, will be playing at the Crest Theater.


The #RESOLUTION to end them all

As a new year dawns so do the dreams of taking on a #RESOLUTION. Well we here at #9Run6 are happy to tell you that we have come up with the #RESOLUTION to end them all.

The physiology of running is an interesting thing. As we run, different muscles within the body are at work. Mostly these muscles are working in concert with one another, but sometimes a few of those muscles stray to work on a more private matter. Yes indeed, some of these muscles help relieve the pressure of gas build up during our runs.

As we may have all experienced the relief of gas during a run comes in many lengths of time, smell and sounds. But one thing is for certain; if you happen to be running with a partner or a group it can get awkward.

This is why we are challenging the rest of the #RunningWorld to our New Year’s #RESOULTION to end them all.

Its a simple rule to follow: If a person by chance relieves him/herself of the gas buildup, but does not acknowledge the act of doing so, then the act shall not be spoken of by the group/individuals present at the time of the act. If a person by chance relieves him/herself and makes mention prior to, during or after the act (Examples being: Oh my God, I feel like I am about to blow a hole through my compressions. Did someone just step on a duck? Who just sh@t themselves? The last two are examples of the theory of he/she who smelt it has dealt it.), then the group/individuals present at the time of the act may speak of the act in all of its glory.

Accept our challenge by making our #RESOLUTION to end them all your New Year’s #RESOLUTION. Now go forth, eat copious amounts of substances rich in fiber and spread the word of our #RESOLUTION.


The day we honored a little boy named David…

Damn this group just keeps getting better. At 5:30a we were rolling 8 deep, at 6a 10 deep and kept it steady from there. That’s something special when there are 10 people willing to hang out in 30-something degree weather that early in the morning.


It was balls to the walls for our 6:25a workout at the West Steps of the Cap. The static was flowing and reps were doubled on each ping pong ball. Trash talking ensued as did the random f-bomb, providing the only source of proof when some poor sap pulled burpees. Either way the liquid awesome was flowing.

Speaking of which, a huge thanks to our friends @Nuun for providing us tons of great product to hand out @9Run6 each Wed and Fri. Today, after being a regular at our 6:25a workouts, Papa @FitFam6 was rewarded for the way he has stepped up and become a regular at the 6a portion of @9Run6. This Nuun is for you David!

Remember this Holiday Season…

This morning was rad. At 5:30a we were rolling 6 deep as opposed to 3 or 4 deep and by the time 6a rolled around we were really deep. Listen, all we want to do is spread fun free fitness to all throughout this holiday season.  

 This was the first workout after 6 of us were involved ithe CIM, 3 of us completing the full marathon.  We threw down almost 6 miles and doubled up on the reps with our cassic #PinPong routine. #Yup

 Like always we enjoyed ourselves this morning and look forward to hopefully some new faces on Friday. Remember to spread the joy of fun free fitness to all the m’fers out there. We’re at the Capitol every Wed and Friday. #9Run6



IMG_2818That’s what’s up! A call out went to many for this great Thanksgiving week, and many came out. IMG_2817

Today’s workout was the classic #PingPong ball work out and it was a little more entertaining that usual. @FitFam6 minus 2 were there this morning, and let’s just say that those kids are pure #GO#GO#GO!


It was a great day to burn some calories before the big day, but also great time getting the band back together. We’ll see everyone out at #RunToFeedTheHungry tomorrow and remember to come out on Friday for our #BlackFriday workout. Same time, same spot.



Thanksgiving and the races to celebrate the season are just around the corner, which means CIM is almost upon us. Still, there are some of us that push ourselves though the biting cold each Wednesday and Friday morning.

Besides the fact that it is dark and cold outside, we still keep showing and getting our work done with some fun. This morning was no different, with the exception that Christmas music should have been blasting this morning. The Breakfast Club was able to see the Christmas Tree at the State Capitol west steps go through a lighting test as we were off to put in some pre workout miles.

Let’s get to that workout shall we. Sorry, due to a dead battery there are no photos to show proof of the 43 people we had enjoying the morning with us.

Chris was gone so we decided to get some real work in this morning. RO-SHAM-BURP, or known as RO-SHAM-BO to many. Winners got an easier set of pushups, sit ups and squats, while losers did more. Draw, and well that’s where the Burpee made it’s appearance.

Plenty of belching this morning, and we want to share some more with the rest of you. Join us every Wednesday and Friday morning at the West Steps of the State Capitol. 5:30a and 6a for Breakfast Club and 6:25a for that good workout.