Leaving your friends and family members behind and moving to Oklahoma City can be quite the undertaking. You might feel a bit lonely and disconnected at first, but luckily, Oklahoma City is home to many great social groups for meeting new friends who share your interests. Here are five groups to consider joining.
Do you enjoy training for 5K races or marathons? The Landrunners are Oklahoma City's biggest running club, and they're a member of the larger USA Track & Field Club. You can join for just $20, and they even allow you to register up to seven additional family members (from the same household) for no additional fee.
Members meet monthly to catch up on upcoming races and listen to a guest speaker, and there's also a dedicated marathon training team that meets every weekend for long runs in preparation for the OKC Memorial Marathon and Tulsa Route 66 Marathon. As a member, you get discounted prices when you register for many local races.
2. 405 Happy Hour
If you enjoy discovering new restaurants and meeting new friends over a cocktail or two, then this social group is perfect for you. 405 Happy Hour is comprised mostly of 20 and 30-somethings, but all ages are welcome. They regularly attend local happy hours, food truck events and live concerts. You can RSVP for events you're interested in on their Meetup page.
3. Adventure Seekers of OKC
Hikers, bikers and campers unite in Adventure Seekers of OKC, a vibrant group of outdoorsy residents. All ages and abilities are welcome, and the group offers several events per week, making it easy to find something that fits into your schedule. Many events, like hikes and bike rides, are free to attend. View a list of upcoming outdoor adventures on their Meetup page.
4. OKC Entrepreneur Group
Whether you already own your own company or are thinking of developing a side business to bring in extra income, this group gives you a great way to network with other entrepreneurs in Oklahoma City. They offer multiple meetings each month, often over dinner or coffee with the goal of help like-minded individuals develop new business relationships.
5. Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club
Join the OCOTC and you'll meet other dog owners who enjoy teaching their pets new skills. There are about 100 members, and they have two training nights each week. Instructors provide guidance, whether you have a brand new puppy or a dog who is ready to compete. All breeds are welcome, and classes are held at the training facility at 6629 NW 23rd Street.
Another way to make friends in a new city is to move into an apartment community that offers shared community spaces. Springs at May Lakes and Springs at Memorial include fitness centers, pools and clubhouses where you can interact with your neighbors and make new friends. Contact us to learn more about our friendly and welcoming apartment communities!