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Traverse City Track Club Spring Training 2022

Mon February 7 - Sat May 28 Traverse City, MI 49686 US

Group Run Leaders

If you have experienced running a marathon, half marathon, or enjoy sharing your love of running to inspire others, consider being a Training Group Run Leader!

Traverse City Track Club (TCTC) has rewarding opportunities available to share your time, talent, and passion for running by serving as a Leader for TCTC Training Programs.

TCTC Training Sessions are offered in the fall and winter each year. Small Group Pod runs take place based on a weekly schedule best for you and your small pod of 2-5 runners with meeting locations in Traverse City varying each week.

Group Run Leaders assist our RRCA certified coach in providing a high quality training program that is supportive of the TCTC mission and values.

Group Run Leaders typically have completed at least one TCTC Training session, and/or have had the experience of completing a prior marathon or half marathon, and can commit to fulfilling the expectations below.

Group Run Leaders will be asked to fulfill the following expectations:

Help promote team spirit and ensure runners from your pace group are connected and have fun by helping to introduce and group similar paced runners. 

Help ensure route is understood by all within your pace group, checking in as the run progresses.

Adjust pace as appropriate when conditions are unfavorable.

Provide leadership to pace group in following safety guidelines, as well as educating runners on basic running skills and terminology.

Refer to more knowledgeable runners/resources when appropriate.

Agree to attend at least one group run per week for 12 of the 16 weeks of the training session.

Arrive 5-10 minutes before the run starts to greet and welcome runners.

Assist in checking in with runners throughout the session through preferred methods (email, phone, text, Facebook) to improve community and retention. 

Volunteer Group Leaders receive: 

A rewarding experience helping team members achieve their goals
TCTC Leader Gear
Free individualized training schedule
Free entry to TCTC organized races for that calendar year
Eligibility to apply for RRCA Coaching Certification after completion of one training session

If you are interested in serving as a Group Run Leader, please sign up here.


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