Training programs are available for half and full marathons, 10-miles, as well as for beginners looking to run their first 5k. We have a great team of over 60 experienced pace leaders and coaches to guide you to your goal race(s). All participants receive a technical training shirt and detailed training plan written by RRCA certified distance running coaches. DRC training programs are only available to members. Learn more about becoming a member. We welcome runners and run/walkers of all ability levels. If you want more specific information about our training programs, please visit the DRC Training Program website.
Training Programs: Spring Training Program | Summer Bridge | Fall Training program
Spring Training Program
The beginner/intermediate program lasts 14 weeks, and will be training for the White Rock N Roll 5- and 10-Mile race in May. The half/full marathon program last 16 weeks. The half and full groups will be training for a variety of races including Oklahoma City, Country Music, Big D, Boston and the Dallas Rock n' Roll Half. Additionally, those runners planning to run other races earlier in the spring will have the opportunity to join our groups and add additional mileage as needed to prepare for their particular goal race(s).
Summer Training Program
For our summer program, also known as "the bridge", we offer a basic option for those just looking to keep or build a decent fitness level during the hot summer months and an advanced option for those looking for more mileage and challenging workouts, including some trail running. Our summer program is more relaxed than our spring and fall programs. We have a great time and offer you motivation and accountability to get through the Texas summer at a cost. The program lasts 8 weeks.
Fall Training Program
The beginner program lasts 12 weeks and includes entry to the DRC November 5K. The half and full marathon programs last 20 weeks and the DRC Half registration can be included for a great bundle price. The primary goal races for the training program will be the DRC Half Marathon & 5K in November and the Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay in December. Additionally, those runners planning to run other races in the fall will have the opportunity to join our groups and add additional mileage as needed to prepare for their particular goal race(s). We recommend all non-beginner fall training program participants run in the DRC July club race, the DRC Independence 5K/10K. This race will serve as a time trial to give us a baseline for determining your most effective training pace. Half marathoners may run the 5K or 10k. Marathoners should run the 10K. As a club race, it is free to all active members.