The Foothills Running Group is for inexperienced and expert runners alike! This running program was designed to prepare individuals for the PF Chang's Marathon and Half Marathon.

The Foothills Running Group- West Valley has been operating for 2 years now and is continuing to grow. Thanks to the dedication of the West Valley community residents, we have a great group of people that form lasting relationships while training for their running events. With the help of Jan and Foothills Sports Medicine, we can help you achieve your running goals while providing professional and trained support of experienced runners and physical therapists to ensure the highest level of safety while training.

We look forward to expanding our group this year and seeing some new faces at our runs. If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact Jan at 602.301.9327

About the Group

  • Tuesday night track workouts
  • Saturday morning long runs
  • One FREE FAST class per week
  • FREE injury evaluations by Foothills Sports Medicine licensed, skilled physical therapists
  • Discounts from Sole Sports and RUN AZ for running shoes and apparel
  • FREE seminars about running specific topics
  • Program Cost for 16 weeks = $100 (An inexpensive $6.25 a week!)

Meet the Directors: Jan Howard

  • Became a P.T. Assistant in 2000, experience in various settings, including rehab and outpatient sports medicine.
  • Got my USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification in 2007
  • Got my RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Marathon Coaching Certification this past June
  • Been running for about 11 years, 7 marathons, 6 triathlons, multiple road races at other distances, and decided to share my passion for running by helping others achieve their running goals. LOVE LOVE LOVE coaching and I'm really excited to implement what I learned at this most recent course -- some really valuable techniques.


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