Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Calling all Running Coaches!

Are you interested in coaching other runners to run in a 5K or 10K? There are some opportunities to give back to the running community and help runners achieve their goals. I will say that I have had the pleasure of coaching the MDRA marathon class once and assistant coaching several times and it is a fun and rewarding experience. If you have any interest, please read on!

First things first. Although not always required to be a coach, if you are interested in becoming USATF-certified, there is a class to become a USATF Level 1 coach. The class is June 21 in Stillwater. See USAFT-MN's website for more details.

Since I am the Tuesday Trails blogger, this one is near to my heart. The City of Lakes Loppet Run Club is offering a trail running class to help runners prepare for trail races of any distance up to a half marathon. This class is sponsored by Finn Sisu. They are looking for more coaches for this program. Mondays meet at Wirth, Saturdays at various locations. For more information, please email Nichole at nichole.porath (at)

MDRA is looking for USATF-certified coaches (see above) to help with our new 5K and 10K classes. These classes are geared for the TCM 5K and 10K, run the Saturday before the marathon. Please contact Heidi for more information on how to get involved with coaching these classes. Contact info is on the website at or you can email Heidi directly at hmiler (at)


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