261 Education Program

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261 Train the Trainer Certification Course for future 261 Coaches
261 Business Training and Certification for future 261 Club Directors

Train the Trainer Certification Course for Coaches 261 Fearless

261 Train the Trainer Certification Course for future 261 Coaches

The 261 Train the Trainer Certification Course is a prerequisite for future 261 Coaches. Led by our 261 Master Coaches, women are provided with the necessary information and skills they need to lead and guide women within an existing 261 Club. After successful participation they gain their 261 Coach Certificate. Through participating in this 2-day training program, a 1h webinar, on-site practice, a supervision with a 261 Master Coach candidates and completing a written online test candidates learn the 261 Fearless methodology behind promoting and executing sustainable and healthy running habits, encouraging a lifelong love of physical activity and developing and maintaining the ability to participate in exercise.

During this certification course future coaches learn strategies to foster judgement-free and supportive environments that focus on safe and injury-free running. Participants learn techniques for managing socially, emotionally and physically healthy female running groups enabling confident delivery of the program across cultural, social and globally diverse landscapes. Once certified, 261 Coaches are able to guide Club Meet Runs under the umbrella of an existing 261 Club.

Are you interested in taking the 261 Train the Trainer Certification Course to become a Coach in a local 261 Club?

Minimal requirement for potential 261 Coaches:

  • Passionate female runner
  • Reached age of maturity
  • Clear understanding of the 261 Fearless mission and the role of a 261 Coach
  • Desire to encourage others in empowering women through running
  • Willing and able to commit as a volunteer coach
  • Willing to join the mandadory initial as well as the ongoing 261 education program
  • Medical Clearance from a Physician, clearing participant for physical activity/running (must be certified within 6 months of course attendance)
  • Tobacco and drug free
  • Successful completion of the application process
  • Certification Course participation fee (US$261.00 (CAD 350, UK £ 200, € 250) – excluding of travel and lodging costs) 

Next steps:

  • If there is a club near you, please contact your local 261 Club Director. We recommend you  visit your local Meet Run. Contact information can be found on our website under individual club pagesOnce you’ve had a chance to connect, your Club Director will then guide you towards the subsequent 261 Coach application steps required for attendance at our 261 Train the Trainer Certification Course.
  • If there is no club near you, please complete our inquiry form. Once received, we’ll hold your information and be in touch with you once a club has been established in your area.

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261 Business Training & Certification for future Club Directors

This specific training is a prerequisite for future 261 Club Directors. Our 261 Education Team guide participants through the steps of the launch and management of a 261 Club. This training and certification includes a 1:1 virutal training covering the business aspects of 261 Clubs, including identifying target groups and marketing best practices, how to establish, manage and maintain a non-profit business. Afterwards, each Club Director gets one to one mentoring from a 261 Fearless Master Coach until the establishing process of the local 261 Club is completed.

Minimum requirements for potential 261 Club Directors:

  • Post secondary education in business, non-profit management or related field or equivalent experience
  • Passion for running, health and the empowerment of women
  • Established network of influencers within our target areas/groups
  • Superior Communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility to volunteer within a dynamic and changing environment
  • Marketing experience preferred
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English
  • Participation Fee $ 800

If you meet these requirements, we encourage you to apply!

Please send a letter of inquiry along with your current resume / CV to


Once received, we'll be in touch about subsequent application steps.

Upcoming 261 Education Courses

Train the Trainer certification course in UK:  February 25-27, 2022 in Manchester

Train the Trainer certification courses in the USA:


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