Speed and endurance coaching

for runners and athletes of any ability  

2023 Off-season Track /Spring sports coaching has started!
We are 100% full for Winter. Please contact us to be placed on a waiting list. 


100% customized training for what you or your athlete needs to excel
(1:1 private coaching)

  • Endurance Training
  • Strength Training
  • In Person Video Gait and Form Analysis
  • Run Coaching (Track, Cross Country, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Triathlon, Couch to 5k, Recreational/Fitness)
  • Speed, Sprint and Agility Training
  • Police, Fire, Military PT Test Prep
  • General Fitness and Weight Loss
  • Motivation, Mindset and Accountability

Track and Cross Country Coaching

We work with track and cross country athletes to help prepare them for their season. Off-season training is critical to develop an athlete's speed and endurance.

We are certified by the RRCA, USA Track and Field and USA Track and Field SAFESPORT to ensure the highest integrity of coaching and safe sport for all our athletes.

100M / 200M / 400M / 800M / 1600M or Cross Country. We have trained hundreds of athletes from brand new runners to those participating in district, regional and state meets. 

USATF Running Club

Speed development and sports conditioning for all sports

We don't just work with runners. We help athletes from every sport improve their fitness conditioning, speed, endurance, agility and strength. We have worked with area athletes who participate in sports such as football, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, and baseball. Athletes who want to not just get in shape, but get fast and agile. Our trainers are NASM-certified (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and experienced in working with athletes)

Note: We don't coach skills like hitting a baseball, or dribbling a soccer ball, but we work to prepare the athlete for their sports season.

Run Coaching
5k Training | Half Marathon Training | Marathon Training

We can train any runner regardless of experience, race distance or goal. Want to train with a friend? We can make that happen at a reduced rate. 

We don't just create custom training plans. We individualize each runner's training, and help with injury prevention, nutrition and fueling strategies, positive habit change, mindset and more! We even help with return to running programs.

We incorporate custom strength programming so that each runner is stronger, faster and injury resistant.

Since 2014, we have helped hundreds of local and online athletes prepare for races such as: 

  • The Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon
  • The Cap City Half and Quarter Marathon
  • The Air Force Half and Full Marathon
  • The Flying Pig Half and Full Marathon
  • The Cleveland Half and Full Marathon
  • The Boston Marathon
  • The Chicago Marathon
  • All Major Disney Races
  • The New York Marathon
  • 100's of 5k and 10k races, even Ultramarathons!

Police, Fire and Military PT Test And Bootcamp Preparation

Are you looking to pass your next physical fitness (PT) test or prepare for basic training or advanced schools? We have helped numerous police, fire and military recruits pass their physical fitness recruitment tests.  

We are a veteran-owned company and know how to prepare you for service in the military. We stay up to date with the latest PT test standards and bring our experience to get you ready. 

Columbus Fire Recruits (and others)- We can help you prepare for upcoming fire academy classes as well as prepare for entry tests like the Firefighter Mile.  Contact us for more details.

The Run For Performance Difference

USA Track and Field - RRCA certified coaches
nsca member

Experience and industry leading certifications

We have years of experience and our coaches are certified through certifying agencies and organizations like NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine),  USA Track and Field, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), to name a few.

Each trainer stays up to date by attending advanced training and continual education training to ensure they are up to date with the latest principles in sports performance. We are not a one and done certified trainer.

Individual, Evidence-Based Training

Anyone can exercise. Exercise is good. However slinging weights and going for a run doesn't necessarily mean you will get better. Eventually you plateau. That is why we focus on program development and use evidence-based training methodologies to ensure each person we work with makes progress.

We also do not chase the latest fad diets, supplements and (insert latest exercise craze here). We only follow proven, evidence-based training and nutrition principles. 

We don't throw a bunch of kids in small groups and give the parents the illusion that running around doing random exercises in a gym is making them faster. Yes, it is exercise, but it only takes them so far.

We take each individual we train and build a program specifically for them that is age/experience appropriate and moves them towards a specific goal.

Regardless of age or ability each person is treated as if they are the only client who matters.

We build people up, not tear them down

Each trainer is supportive and motivating. Always. We use positive reinforcement techniques over yelling and screaming. We build our clients up. Never tear them down.

We have coached 100's of athletes of all ages and fitness levels from complete beginners to Boston Marathoners and state and regional finalists. We have never had to yell at an athlete. 

Individualized training

We strongly believe that our athlete's success comes from our diverse approach to customizing our programs to each athlete's uniqueness. Successful training must include aspects that go beyond any workout or training plan. Aspects like nutrition, strength training, flexibility and mobility, injury prevention awareness, positive mindset and favorable lifestyle habits like proper sleep and stress management all play an critical role.

You don't have to be perfect, you just have to desire to be better each day. And, we work with you 1:1 to help you improve in all of these areas. 

Unlike many programs out there, we do not use generic, canned training plans and spreadsheets. We customize everything 100% based on each athlete's individual situation and goals. This allows us to make small adjustments and modifications based on real data. That may come from observations in your workout data or your feedback. The ultimate goal is to help you realize your true potential.

You or your child won't get lost in a large group of people so you get the attention you deserve.

We support our community and schools where we live and work

Run For Performance is a financial supporter of many local schools athletic boosters. We believe in the power of sport and athletics and want to make sure everyone, regardless of ability, race, gender, or background has access to the benefits that sport and exercise has to offer. 

 LEWIS CENTER | DELAWARE | POWELL | WESTERVILLE | WORTHINGTON | SUNBURY | COLUMBUS
 DUBLIN | UPPER ARLINGTON | NEW ALBANY | GAHANNA

We are growing. Now hiring part-time, contract Track and Field / Cross Country coaches, and sport performance coaches for 2023 Winter/Spring/Summer training. Contact us for details.