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Jan 17, 2012 12:58 PM

Wanted: Running and Walking Coach in the Phoenix, AZ area


DETERMINATIONRUN COACH for American Cancer Society – Phoenix, Arizona        


The position of Run Coach is acontracted position that provides coaching services to participants for the AmericanCancer Society’s (ACS) DetermiNation Program. The training season will begin in March and conclude at the Rock n Roll Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon on June 23, 2012.

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  1. Develop     weekly training schedules for participants to run a half marathon or     marathon at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
  2. Attend     6 Informational Meetings (to be scheduled in for February 2012) to review     and discuss the training program with potential participants.
  3. Assist     with recruitment through contacts within the fitness market. 
  4. Develop     training courses and secure park permits, if necessary, with the help of     staff from ACS.
  5. Lead     group training sessions Saturday mornings over a 16 week training program.
  6. Establish     water stops at appropriate mile markers along route for group training     sessions.
  7. Each     group training session is started with stretches and last minute     information for a successful run training session.
  8. Ensure     that all participants are supported throughout group training session.     Coach is to stay until every person finishes safely.
  9. Organize     clinics throughout the season to teach participants on correct clothing,     shoes, hydration, stretching, race day preparation, etc.  Guest speakers are highly     encouraged. 
  10. Be     available for staff and participants weekly via email, phone and in person     for any questions relating to training for a half marathon or marathon.
  11. Assist     staff and participants as necessary during event weekend (June 21-24, 2012)     and ensure that all participants finish their race safely. All coaches on     site event weekend support all DetermiNation athletes for ACS.
  12. Athletic     certification and/or 5 years experience preferred


Please submit cover letter andresume via email to:


EventManager, DetermiNation         




Pleaseinclude DETERMINATION RUN COACH in the subject line. 

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