Monday, July 30, 2012

Fall 5K/10K Program Registration OPEN!

Join Run Farther & Faster for our next session of our popular Fall 5K/10K Group Training Program!  Beginning on Sunday, September 23, this program is for aspiring runners as well as experienced runners.  Our personalized coaching in a group setting allows you to get the benefits of one-on-one coaching, tailored to your experience and goals, with the camaraderie of group runs.  Whether you are just getting off the couch or aiming for a personal record at the 10K distance, our priority is making sure that you progress at your own pace towards your own goals. 

Under the direction of top locally ranked runners and Road Runner Clubs of America (RRCA) certified coaches, runners will work on building their endurance to complete the 5K or 10K distance.   Experienced runners can also work on improving their race times through targeted speed work.  The program targets the Veteran’s Day 10K (Sunday, November 11 in Washington) and the TLC King of the Road 5K (Sunday, November 18 in Rockville).  The popular Rockville 5K/10K will also be an option available on the training schedule.  Weekly group runs take place on Sunday mornings in the Rockville/Bethesda area and participants in this 8-week program will also receive a detailed training calendar, comprehensive coaching, information and guest speakers on running-related topics, discounts on running gear from, a technical running shirt and more!

Cost for the 8-week program is $60 until Labor Day; $70 after September 3 (registration fee does not include entry into the 5K or 10K race).  Recruit a friend and save with our buddy rate- if at least one runner has not participated in a Run Farther & Faster training program before, two people can sign up together for $100, saving $10 each off the early registration rate!  Register at by selecting the individual or buddy registration option from the pull-down menu on the right sidebar.

Please contact coaches Lisa Reichmann ( and Julie Sapper ( for more information.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Helping Suburban Hospital Employees head in a Healthy Direction

Today we had the opportunity to speak to employees at Suburban Hospital as part of the Hospital's Healthy Destinations program, presenting a seminar on how to get off on the "right foot" with a beginner running or triathlon training program. In its fifth year,the Healthy Destinations program won a “Worksite Innovation Award” from the American Heart Association three years in a row. The AHA’s “Fit-Friendly Companies” program and the “Worksite Innovation Award” recognize companies that inspire change by finding innovative ways to promote physical health in the workplace.  As part of the program, employees can earn prizes and recognition by exercising, attending presentations and setting and achieving fitness-related goals.  We love seeing employers put resources into helping support their employees to get, and stay, active and healthy and look forward to helping Suburban expand the program offerings.  Contact us if you'd like us to visit your company to help leadership and employees understand how easy and fun (and beneficial to health insurance costs) it is to get active in the workplace!