Are you an employee of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)? Have you ever wanted to be able to incorporate running into your lifestyle? Running is an accessible, inexpensive and effective way to improve your health and fitness, relieve stress, and boost your confidence.  Whether you have never run or it’s been a while since you last ran, the cooler fall weather is the perfect time to start training!

After two successful seasons in 2016, the Run Farther & Faster MCPS Spring 2017 Virtual Group 5K Training Program will begin on March 26th and will run for twelve weeks through June 17th.  Participants will have the option of registering (for an additional fee) for one of several local goal races that take place at the conclusion of the program.

Comprehensive Training Schedule and Coaching Support

This program is appropriate for new runners or runners who are returning after a hiatus.  Participants will receive a comprehensive 12-week training calendar, weekly emails with training support and running-related information, as well as the ability to email experienced, certified coaches with questions or concerns.   The training calendar begins with run/walk intervals and progress safely and gradually towards continuous running, and also includes strength workouts and form drills. Participants also have access to a private Facebook group to facilitate finding running partners for those interested.

Limited to 50 MCPS Participants

There is no charge for this program, but it is limited to the first 50 MCPS employees.  Registration will close when capacity has been reached or on Friday, March 24th.  To register and complete a runner profile, click here. Program information will be sent out the week of March 20th.  Contact us at with any questions.

Run Farther and Faster Runners Group Photo


Written by: Lisa Reichmann