Are you an employee of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)? Have you ever wanted to be able to incorporate running into your lifestyle, or improve your finish time(s) and distance? 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 you are looking to take your running to the next level, spring is a perfect time to go after those goals!

We are honored to have the opportunity to coach MCPS employees for the third year in a row.  The Fall 2018 Training Program will begin on Sunday, September 16th and will run for seven weeks through the beginning of November, culminating with the Rockville 5K/10K, an optional goal race to celebrate your training progress (race registration fee not included, participation is optional).

Comprehensive Training Schedule and Coaching Support

This program is appropriate for new runners, runners who are returning after a hiatus, or those who are already running and would like to improve their finish times or increase their race distance to 10K.  Participants will receive a comprehensive 7-week training calendar specific to their experience and goals (5K or 10K), weekly emails with training support and running-related information, as well as the ability to email experienced, certified coaches with questions or concerns.   Participants will also have access to a private Facebook group to facilitate finding running partners for those interested.  Please save the date and plan to join us for a program kick-off and opportunity to meet the coaches, learn about important running fundamentals, ask questions, and see a demonstration of runner-specific strength exercises on Sunday, September 16th from 5-6 pm at Prime Fitness in Gaithersburg.

Limited to 50 MCPS Participants

There is no charge for this program, but it is limited to the first 50 MCPS employees to register.  Registration will close when capacity has been reached or on Friday, September 14th.  To register and complete a runner profile, click here. Training calendars and program information will be sent out by Saturday, September 15th.  Contact us at with any questions.

Run Farther and Faster Runners Group Photo


Written by: Lisa Reichmann