Welcome to the 261 Education Programs
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 coach women within an existing 261 Club. After successful participation they gain their 261 Coach Certificate. Through participating in this 2-day training program, 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, 261 Master Coaches train future coaches in 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:
- Frequent runner and female
- Clear understanding what the 261 Fearless mission means
- Desire to encourage others in improving their lives through running
- 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 Pounds 200) – excluding of travel and lodging costs)
- 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 pages. Once 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.
261 Business Training & Certification for future Club Directors
This specific training is a prerequisite for future 261 Club Directors whereby 261 Master Coaches teach and guide participants through the steps of the launch and management of a 261 Club. This training and certification includes full participation in the 2-day Business Training covering the 261 Fearless business practices. In addition to training related to identifying target groups and marketing best practices, Club Directors are taught 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 (excluding travels and lodging)
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.
Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic we have currently paused our 261 Train the Trainer Coach Certification Courses. We will have these up and running again as soon as we can. In the meantime, we are still happy to receive your applications so do follow the steps detailed above.
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