At the Columbus Running Company, we believe in pushing to achieve our personal bests. To help you reach your best, we’re proud to offer a variety of training options. Whether you’re 9 or 90, a walker or runner, or a beginner or highly experienced, we’ve got the group to help you achieve your goals.
Beginner 5k: Walk & Run 101
Charity Training: Love2Reach (L2R)
Quarter, Half, & Full Marathon: CRC Training
Finishing a long distance race is a major goal, and we're here to help. This training group is ideal for both beginners and experienced runners and walkers. The program provides participants with a training plan, group workouts, weekly coaching emails, and plenty of motivation for the miles ahead. Best of all, our general training program is free and open to anyone!
The Next Level of Your Running: Advanced Training
Local Elites: CRC Elite
The CRC Elite includes those individuals who train exceptionally hard to achieve their goals and have hit the standards set by the Columbus Running Company. We hope to provide the camaraderie of new training partners and offset the cost of running a few thousand miles a year. As a sponsored athlete, we offer free and/or discounted equipment, race entries, USATF membership, and in some cases travel expenses. We are also a club member of USATF-Ohio.
Middle & High Schools: XC Camps
Champions are made in the summer. CRC offers cross country camp options for both middle school and high school runners, with a focus on building the foundations for future success. Train hard and train smart, the CRC way.
The Grasshoppers is our youth running club. We keep the focus on fun, and each practice is a mix of running, active games, and more. Kids in the club get a singlet to race in, entry into select events, and a post-season party to celebrate all those miles. We host club locations throughout central Ohio.