Train With the DRC

Training for your next race is key to avoiding injury, conditioning your body, and preparing your mind. Whether you are preparing for a 5k, marathon, or a distance somewhere in between, the DRC training programs will help you get ready for your next race.

Why Train With the Dallas Running Club

From expert coaching and runner camaraderie to educational moments and practice pacing, training the the DRC is a great way to make the most of your race experience. Here are the top 3 reasons runner choose to train with the Dallas Running Club. 



The Road Runners Club of America is the gold standard for running coaches. We have RRCA certified coaches on our training team. 


Coaches, pace leaders, and fellow runners will help you through the tough runs and keep you motivated to reach your race goals. 


Knowing that you have a group of runners joining you on your runs helps keep you accountable for each and every workout. 

Dallas Running Club offers two training seasons every year: Spring (January-April) and Fall (August- December).  Additionally, Fast Track is the summer bridge program focused on speed and strength training from May-July.  Registration for DRC Training Programs is open to active club members.
Fall and Spring Training programs prepare runners for their desired goal distances: 5K, 10K, 13.1 and 26.2.  We welcome all experience levels and a wide range of pace groups, to include participants that want to train using a run/walk method.
DRC Training programs are designed to progressively improve running strength and fitness over the course of the season.  A training plan is published to registered runners in their respective groups, which will give direction for the entire season. We meet twice per week, Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, for our group runs.  Group runs are divided into smaller pace groups and you will be guided through speed and strength work and long runs by a DRC pace leader.  
Great program for all types of people and runners. I truly feel inclusive and look forward to the workouts. Great group of technical coaches and pacers. I've ran for years but this group is teaching me patience so that I can meet my ultimate goal of running faster [and] stronger without injury.
- Martha O.

DRC Training Programs

One of the hallmarks of DRC Training is to meet our athletes where they are and chart the path towards their goal race/distance.  Runners should take into consideration their current volume of running when choosing a distance to train for this season: 

Summer Fast Track Training Program

-Starts June 4th-

Get race ready by joining our Fast Track (speed & strength) program. This training will be in-person, and you will be paired with other runners in a similar pace range. We will provide coaches that will support and guide you along the way

Early Fall Marathon Training Program

-May 25 to November 3 2024-

The DRC Early Fall Marathon Program is designed to provide you with a training plan and community of fellow runners who are preparing to do the same.  Popular Early Fall Marathons include: Berlin, Chicago, Marine Corps, New York and Indianapolis.

Fall Training Program 5K, 10K, 13.1, & 26.2

-Fall Of 2024-

We will offer training programs for:
-Half Marathon
-Full Marathon

Goal marathon is in mid-late November or December 2024 like the  BMW Dallas Marathon.


We look forward to having you join us this season to accomplish your running goals. 

  If there are questions that have not been addressed, please use the web form below to get in touch with our Training team.


Meet the DRC Training Team

Colin Hamilton - Dallas Running Club

Colin Hamilton

Training Director


Sue Montgomery - Dallas Running Club

Sue Montgomery

Training Director


Phillip Paris - Dallas Running Club

Phillip Paris

Training Director


Questions About Training With the DRC?

No problem. Fill out the form below and a DRC Training Team member will get back to you. 


The DRC is not your average running club.

Whether you are just starting out or have hundreds of miles under your belt, we have something for every level of runner or walker.