Register for the Running 201 - Fall 2019


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, Running 201 is right for you! 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.

A typical session may focus on endurance, improving speed through intervals targeting different running forms and training zones/energy systems, and running technique. In addition, we’ll use some basic circuits, drills, and core work to supplement the run portion of the training. All exercises are designed to strengthen and support your running muscles. When you complete Running 201, choose to repeat it again — because runners’ ability and training levels vary, there is always room to improve.

2019 Fall sessions begin the week of September 9 and run through October 31. The standard program meets for two one-hour sessions (or slightly longer) each week.

The 2019 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. 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 participants also receive a commemorative program tee shirt, and are eligible for other giveaways.

Runners who plan to also register for the Summer/Fall Distance Training program are eligible for an additional $20 savings on their DTP registration due to the possible overlap in the weekday program sessions. Email for a promo code.

**NOTE TO RETURNING PARTICIPANTS**: Your returning participant discount will be applied at the end of registration, and will be shown in your cart at checkout.


In 2019, Fall Running 201 will be offered in the evenings (from 6:30-7:30 PM) at multiple locations, including Arlington, Burke, Ashburn/One Loudoun, Vienna, and Reston. Additional sites may be added and Session dates are subject to change. 

Running 201 Fall 2019 Session Dates/Sites

2019 Fall Sessions begin the week of September 9, 2019. Planned locations/days for the summer session are described below.  All sessions meet at 6:30 PM except as otherwise noted.

Running 201 ARLINGTON: Meets M/W, 9/9-10/30 from 6:30-7:30 PM at =PR= Arlington and/or W-L HS/local parks. Coaches communicate venue changes.

Running 201 ASHBURN/ONE LOUDOUN: Meets T/Th, 9/10-10/31 from 6:30-7:30 PM. (Note: Possibly reschedule on Halloween 10/31)

Running 201 BURKE: Meets T/Th,9/10-10/31 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. (Note: Possibly reschedule on Halloween 10/31)

Running 201 DC (City Center/Tenleytown): DC location is taking a break while we reconfigure the program to better serve you! Join us in Arlington, and/or stay tuned - new program launching for 2020!

Running 201 VIENNA: Meets T/Th,9/10-10/31 from 6:30-7:30 PM at =PR= Vienna. (Note: Possibly reschedule on Halloween 10/31)

Running 201 RESTON: Meets M/W, 9/9-10/30, 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. 

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