The Tornados Running Club is is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit running club. Miguel Lopez, Jaime Rodriguez and a few running friends founded the Tornados in 1988. Miguel led the club for 16 years. Miguel chose the name Tornados because it symbolized speed and also carried a connotation of destruction! Although the club was predominantly Hispanic in the early years, it has evolved into a culturally diverse club, and welcomes runners of all abilities.
The club hosts two annual races that give back to the community. The XC Relay is part of the HARRA fall race series, and the Cinco de Mayo 5k Race.