Register for the 2018 Running 201 - Summer


Running 201 is offered as a follow-up to Running 101(™), though you need not have participated in a 101 program to register. It is designed for a runner with an existing run volume base seeking to improve his/her performance at the 5K/10K distances and/or build the endurance to move to a longer event.  If you can run 9:00 for a mile or faster, OR you can run 5 miles without stopping at a slower pace, you will fit in Running 201.  Current participants have run 5Ks between 18:00 and 32:00 and/or completed a longer distance event with minimal walking. Running 201 is offered in multiple sessions from early-spring through fall.


The standard program meets for two one-hour sessions (or slightly longer) each week. A typical session may focus on endurance, improving speed through intervals targeting different running forms and training zones/energy systems, and running technique.  Participants' 8-week training schedule also includes suggested run volume and efforts for days the group does not meet.

When you complete Running 201, choose to repeat it again -- because runners' ability and training levels vary, there is always room to improve.

The 2018 program cost for a new participant in Running 201 is $145 for an 8-week session.  Returning participant cost (for returners from any previous PR Training program) is $115 for the 8-week session. (NOTE: This fee is LOWER than 2016!)  This cost includes up to 16 weekday coached group sessions (we understand you may not be able to attend them all, but encourage all participants to commit to attending at least one session/week on average.) All NEW participants also receive a technical shirt, and all partiicpants are eligible for other giveaways. 


In 2018, Running 201 will be offered in the evenings (from 6:30-7:30 PM) at multiple locations, including Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, DC, Reston, Vienna, and new at ONE LOUDOUN for summer.. Session dates are subject to change.

Running 201 Summer 2018 Session Dates/Sites

2018 Summer Sessions begin the week of July 9. Planned locations/days for the Late Spring session are described below.  All sessions meet at 6:30 PM except as otherwise noted.

Running 201 ARLINGTON: Meets M/W, 7/9-8/30 from 6:30-7:30 PM at =PR= Arlington and/or W-L HS/local parks. Coaches communicate venue changes.

Running 201 ASHBURN: Meets T/Th, 7/10-8/31 from 6:30-7:30 PM at Trailside Park/Trailside MS in Ashburn, with occasional field trips to Riverside HS and elsewhere. Coaches communicate venue changes.

Running 201 BURKE: Meets T/Th, 7/10-8/31 from 6:30-7:30 PM at =PR= Burke one evening and Robinson HS track the other (pending HS field use). Coaches communicate venue changes.

Running 201 DC (City Center/Tenleytown): Meets T/Th, 7/10-8/31 from 6:30-7:30 PM at =PR= DC on F Street one day and Wilson HS in Tenleytown the other. Coaches communicate venue changes.

Running 201 RESTON: Meets M/W, 7/9-8/30, from 6:30-7:30 PM at =PR= Reston. Note that parking is FREE after 5 PM so no issues at class time! Coaches communicate venue changes. 

Running 201 VIENNA: Meets T/Th, 7/10-8/31 from 6:30-7:30 PM at =PR= Vienna. Coaches communicate venue changes.

Running 201 ONE LOUDOUN (NEW!):  Now coming NEXT session in September. Please join us in Ashburn or Reston until then!

Registration for 2018 Running 201 - Summer is currently closed. Please come back next year!