Summer Training Group — July to September, Goal Race: RunJax Labor Day 5K
Fall Training Group — October to December, Goal Race: Ameris Bank 5K
Winter Training Group — January to March, Goal Race: River Run 5K
Spring Training Group — April to June, Goal Race: Run for the Pies 5K

Coach Tommy Dates:

Where are you from? Born in Orange Park, but have lived all over the state of FL, went to High School in Alachua, FL, lived for a long time in the Bradenton, FL due to family and work with the state.

What brought you to Jacksonville? Opportunity for job growth during my time working for the state and to be near family living here at the time. Made the move here in January of 2009, but have history with Jacksonville my entire life due to my Grandfather living here.

What is your running/coaching background? Began running with family and a friend in 2010 and never looked back. Ran my first 5k @ the Marine Corps 1/2, 10k few months later, than my first Gate. Currently having run 13 marathons, over 50 1/2’s. Have helped friends with training plans/strategies for races. Certified L1 Coach from Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) since 2017, with plans to achieve L2 status in the future.

What is your favorite race (locally and nationally) Favorite local race obviously has to be the Gate. Nationally is a tougher choice for the ones I have run, they each have something special about them.

Favorite Running Accomplishment? Qualifying for Boston Marathon, running the race two times.

What is included?
Technical Tee Shirt
Individualized training plan based on current fitness
Group workout atmosphere
FREE race entry to the goal 5k
20% Discount on Full-Priced Items in all stores for the duration of the Class
Advice on running form, nutrition, and gear.