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Coaching Certification Courses

Upcoming Certification Courses

RRCA Coaching Certification Level I Courses are scheduled at selected locations around the U.S. throughout the year. Courses are primarily hosted by RRCA member clubs, and only a few slots remain for the general public following the registration period for the host's local running community. Click on a course location below for detailed information and registration.

We use an automated waiting list tool through the RunSignUp registration platform. If you are interested in attending a sold-out course posted on the website, please follow the link to the RunSignUp page for the desired course and register for that course's waiting list. You will receive an email if a space becomes available. Due to our small staff size, we do not take phone calls or emails about waiting list status. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted directly. 

NOTE: Registrations are limited and courses sell out quickly. Please do not contact the RRCA about getting into sold-out courses or to inquire about course waiting lists.


We at the RRCA are mindful of the regional, national, and global reaction to the coronavirus and COVID-19. With many public events cancelling and given the limits on public gatherings, we anticipate even more public health measures taken over the coming weeks.  

While we're hoping to hold our currently scheduled Level I courses in our traditional small group settings, we are also working on contingency plans should we need to postpone a given course.  

We have postponed the Portland, OR course in conjunction with the RRCA's 62nd National Convention, cancelled the March 28-29 course in Fort Worth, TX, and temporarily closed registration for the remaining open scheduled courses for April and May. Courses in June and beyond are unaffected at this time.

We'll write to registered course participants as we know more, but please be patient as we try to find the best solution for all of us.


Houston, TX April 25-26, 2020 Registration temporarily closed
Ocean City, NJ April 25-26, 2020 FULL
Ridgefield, CT May 2-3, 2020 FULL
Virginia Beach, VA May 2-3, 2020 FULL
New York, NY May 9-10, 2020 FULL
Tenafly, NJ May 11-12, 2020 FULL *this is a Monday-Tuesday course
Kernersville, NC (Winston-Salem) May 16-17, 2020 FULL
Wichita, KS May 16-17, 2020 Registration temporarily closed
Thousand Oaks, CA May 23-24, 2020 FULL
Tucson, AZ June 6-7, 2020 OPEN!
New York, NY June 20-21, 2020 FULL
Boston, MA June 27-28, 2020 FULL
Hyannis, MA July 11-12, 2020 OPEN!
Frederick, MD July 18-19, 2020 FULL
Columbus, OH July 25-26, 2020 OPEN!
Ann Arbor, MI August 22-23, 2020 OPEN!
Lake Zurich, IL September 12-13, 2020 FULL
Lowell, MA November 21-22, 2020 OPEN!

We are currently scheduling courses for 2020 and 2021. Courses will be posted as they are planned. We do our best to reach each region, but feel free to submit a request to host a course if you would like us to come to your community.

Still have questions about the RRCA Coaching Certification? Don't see a course near you? Visit our Coaching Certification FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.

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