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DRC | Run Team

DRC | RUN Team


What is the Run Team?

A community that is accessible, inspires, supports, motivates, connects, and fosters a team atmosphere. Our goal is to provide a running environment that empowers athletes through a supportive network, and a holistic approach to training.  We want to be a part of a team that is invested in our community and each other!

The Run Team will span the entire calendar and incorporate distances from 5K to ultras! Don’t worry we still love Grandma’s Marathon, and the Marathon Training Group is now part of the DRC | Run Team.

Coaches & Training

The DRC | Run Team has 4 qualified coaches including UESCA certified running and ultrarunning coaches. You will have access to multiple training plans, running resources, and weekly “office hours.”  We have partnered with Superior Running Medicine‘s Cristina Nistler, MS, ATC to provide athletic training and strength & mobility resources.

Build Our Running Community

This Team is something different than anything else in the Twin Ports region and is not another online training plan. On this Team you will take part in specialized workouts as well as find new friends and running buddies!

Group Runs
With the commitment from our tremendous group of coaches and leads we will be able to offer more variation and frequency for social runs, workouts and long runs. We are very excited to announce that we will be leading out 5 different runs during the week. Group run times and days will be dynamic throughout the year and likely change with the makeup of the Team and group as well as changing goals, schedules, and seasons.
If there is not a run that works with your schedule, it is our hope to connect athletes through our Facebook group and other events so members can find running buds and training partners.
Group Run Schedule
MONDAY: 5:30pm @ Duluth Running Co. and/or The Rose Garden.  This run will be led by team leads Sarah Anderson and Justus Olson. Run durations/distances will be variable and largely dependent on those attending the run.
WEDNESDAY: 6:00am coffee run from various coffee shops around Duluth. This run will alternate between the two from January-March-ish. Runs and workouts will be led by Superior Running Medicine’s Cristina Nistler, MS, ATC & Leigh Sandbach. Run durations/distances will be variable and largely dependent on those attending the run.
THURSDAY SOCIAL RUN: 5:30pm @ Duluth Running Co. & other interesting locales.  Leading out this one will be coaches Shannon Hogan and Eric Borer. Run durations/distances will be variable and largely dependent on those attending the run.
FRIDAY MIDDAY: 12:00pm @ Duluth Running Co. This afternoon break will be led by Kristen Regas, Jennifer McDougall  and Clint Agar with a chance of food trucks. Run durations/distances will be variable and largely dependent on those attending the run.
SATURDAY RUN: 7:00am @ Duluth Running Co. & other great Twin Ports routes.  The Saturday run will be monthly starting in March. These will be led by a rotation of coaches and leads. Run durations/distances will be variable and largely dependent on those attending the run.
**Changes to run locations, times, and distances will be emailed to the Team.

**We will not hold group runs when temps are <0F (with wind factor) and recommend all runners familiarize themselves with cold weather exercise guidelines. This is a health and safety issue. HERE is a great article to explain and provide guidelines and advice for cold weather running.

**No group run or workout is ever mandatory- they are opportunities not obligations


Run Team Benefits:
  • Training program/plan with free access to Training Peaks
  • Access to certified running coaches & running resources
  • Group runs organized by team leads & coaches that focus on workouts and running for fun!
  • 10% discount to Duluth Running Co. in-store and online + rewards. 
  • A custom DRC singlet or shirt ($50 value) 
  • Access to exclusive Team DRC Facebook page
  • Invite only Strava club
  • Exclusive discounts on DRC events
  • Guaranteed entry into the Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon (limited to first 50 members)
  • Free entry to Trail Troupe (our summer and fall trail running group- $30 value)
  • Social activities including volunteering, social runs, and team get togethers. 
  • Superior Running Medicine free movement screen + corrective exercise prescription
  • Superior Running Medicine free Healthy Runner treatment coupon
  • Lightspeed Lift Movement Center training opportunities and discounts
Membership Fee Schedule: (Calendar year 2023 & includes 2 training programs) 
  • Annual membership fee before March 1st: $140.00
  • Annual membership fee after February 28th: $170.00
Training Peaks Account

To advance our ability to create and manage multiple training programs across multiple distances we have invested in Training Peaks, an online endurance training platform, to optimize your training and our ability to communicate programs and information.

All DRC | Run Team members will need to create a free account on Training Peaks. You can do that HERE
Once you create your account, please follow these steps:
1. Log into your Training Peaks account
2. Click HERE to link your Training Peaks account
3. Follow the steps on Training Peaks to link your account to the DRC coaching account.
4. Download the free Training Peaks App for easy access to your training calendar and real time coaching updates to the training schedule.
5. View the Training Peaks Athlete User Guide HERE (some features will be limited to premium subscription users)


Train With People Like You!

“I ran with the DRC group last year while training for my first marathon and had an awesome experience! The coaches were really knowledgeable, and I appreciated getting a training plan and having supported long runs! I met so many great people and got plugged into the awesome running community here in Duluth. Can’t say enough good things!”


“Duluth Running Co. has helped me to prepare and feel confident for running my first half marathon. I’ve learned a lot about running—which has helped me improve… I’m beyond grateful for the new friends I’ve made since joining Duluth Running Co… I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’m already planning to return next year…”

-Hannah Sorenson


“I’m not an overly talkative runner and usually use my running time to think about my day and shed some of the stress and responsibility of my life outside of running. But having the community of a running group was essential to my training. On those long group runs I like to imagine we are connected by an invisible web of ropes, pulling and pushing each other along, up and down the hills and over the finish line.”


-Jenny McCleary



Trail Troupe

Starts July 2023 – Look for registration this spring!

The Troupe hits the trails again in July 2023! This non-competitive group focuses on exploring the trails around the Duluth area and encompasses all terrains, from single track trails, mountain bike trails, and ski trails. We welcome all abilities and experience levels.

What you can expect:
  • A marked course from beginning to end
  • Info and advice from certified running coaches
  • Weekly email updates with course maps
  • Full calendar of runs and distances
Previous Schedule*
7/6 Hartley
7/13 Hawk Ridge
7/20 Brewer’s Loop
7/27 Chamber’s Grove
8/3 Lower Lester Park
8/10 Downer Park/Vermillion Rd
8/17 Magney-Snively
8/24 Chester Bowl (Potluck to follow)
Alternate locations:
Brown’s Point in Superior
Spirit Mountain
*Note: Weather permitting. Locations subject to change.

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