FAQs

Frequently asked questions...

How long is the program?

This program meets twice/week for 8 weeks. It will then be offered again if you would like to continue training, or you can also join one of our other programs.

I can’t attend every session, is that okay?

We understand that you may miss from time to time and coaches will help you if conflicts arise.

I see there will be a race at the end of the session. Do I have to do it?

While you don’t have to run a race at the end of the program, the group will pick one each session that you can race together with your training partners if you choose. You can of course train for a different event, or simply train and consider the race challenge at another time.

What type of runner should consider Running 101?

Running 101 has been revised based on participant feedback to provide a 5K training experience — it replaces our past combined Running 101/Running 201 program and is appropriate for beginner and intermediate runners. If you are a true novice, you’ll find the best beginner experience in Start with a Step. Running 101 is designed for people who can complete a mile of running or more (run/walk is fine) and are seeking to complete a 5K, or to improve their 5K (more running relative to walking portions, all running, faster running, etc.)

I want to train, but there is not a Running 101 program near me. What are my options?

Our new 2020 =PR= Interval and =PR= FIT programs can be combined to create a very similar training experience, with flexibility to start at any time. Note that =PR= Interval and =PR= FIT are different in that they are monthly subscription programs, while Running 101 has a specific start/end date.

Are there any discounts or coupons?

Starting in 2020, we’ve simplified pricing. All participants — new and returning — pay the same fee — and =PR= Training is covering the registration company transaction fees on your behalf. This change should reduce complications in the registration process.

At times there may be a coupon code for runners participating in a weekend distance program and complementing it with a weekday program. These athletes will be notified about the code.

What happened to Running 201? I’ve done that program in the past... am I too advanced for Running 101?

For 2020, Running 101 replaces the program that was previously offered concurrently as Running 101/201. It’s appropriate for solid beginner-intermediate runners wanting to train for a 5K. We received feedback that the previous Running 101/201 program was a bit advanced for true beginners, so we split off those individuals by offering our new Start with a Step program. Running 101 is now the umbrella for all former 101/201 folks! You’ll fit right in.