Over the last 10-Years, Run for God has been known for making big dreams come true. Our proven plans and coaching have now been taught to over 200,000 students in over 5,000 communities around the world. We've taken thousands of "I can't do thats" and turned them into "I just dids". Now with the creation of the Run for God RunClub we are prepared to take our flagship 5K Challenge virtual, and we want you to join us! Now before you say “I can’t do that”, just hear me out.


The 5K Challenge - YES YOU CAN!


If you’re a runner, have ever been a runner, or ever thought about being a runner, what is the first race on your list to get back to running? A 5K! It’s the number one answer, but often a challenging goal. Historically if you had a goal of completing a 5K, you were pretty much on your own. As if finding a reliable plan that wouldn’t land you discouraged, burned out, or injured wasn’t challenging enough, you had to most likely go at it alone, or at best go at it with a friend who had as little knowledge about the process as you. As a new runner, signing up and completing a 5K can be a very daunting task.


We Have a Plan for YOU!


Run for God is here to help. We will do all the thinking for you. We’ll prescribe your training plans, we’ll coach you, we’ll encourage you when things get tough, and we’ll be here to answer any questions that you may have. You’ll also have the support from others all over the country and possibly even in your own community of people who are training right along with you. We’ve spent 10-years building a coaching structure that works, and we want you to join us.


We've Got You Covered!


In short, The 5K Challenge is a 12-week Bible Study that parrallels Faith and Endurance while taking those who have never run, or haven't run in years, to their very first 5K. It doesn't matter if you are brand new to running or coming back to running, it WILL change your life.




The best part is that this entire experience, which would typically cost hundreds of dollars a year, is FREE to all Run for God RunClub Members. The only question is, will you join us?





What's Included?


  • Free Running Education
  • Free Training Plans
  • Free Personal Coaching from RRCA Coach Dean Thompson
  • Weekly Class time with Dean and Mitchell
  • Discounted Run for God Gear
  • Access to Exclusive RunClub Gear
  • The Greatest Facebook Accountability Group Ever
  • Access to the Entire RunClub Library of Videos and Podcasts
  • A Detailed Plan of Exactly What to Do and When To Do It So That You Will Be Ready for your 5K in just 12-weeks.


The Schedule



Week 1


Week 2

Shoes : Fellowship

Week 3

Gear : Run Your Race

Week 4

Injuries : The Long Haul

Week 5

Stretching/Core : Hurry

Week 6

Weight Loss : The Turning Point

Week 7

Motivation : Jesus Wept

Week 8

5 Minute Mile : Concerto #55

Week 9

What is Run for God?

Week 10

Moving Past The Question

Week 11

Running With God : Lifestyle

Week 12

Silent Running with God : Race Day




The Cost (As Low as 27 Cents Per Day)

couch-marathon-one-yearThere is no cost for the Couch to Marathon training plan. All educational instruction, training plans, accountability, and even entry into Run at the Mill in April (should you decide to come) is included in your RunClub Membership. How much is RunClub? $9.97 per month or 27 cents per day for a year membership. That's right, for the cost of a piece of bubble gum you will have access to the most comprehensive marathon training group ever. There are outside costs. Race entries, besides Run at the Mill, will be your responsibily. Run for God gear will be offered at a discounted price should you want some, and we're sure you will. And any educational follow along material will be offered at a discounded price should you desire to have our student material. The bottom line is that you simply will not find a training group that comes with this level of coaching, who supports a mission like we do, at the price we are offering! 




couch-marathon-one-yearI've never run in my life. Is this for me?

The Run for God Challenges are proven. Over 200,000 students have crossed the finish line using this program from 8 to 80 years old. If you've ever dreamed of crossing the finish line of a 5K then this Challenge is for you.

How many times a week do I run?

There are three training runs and 1-1.5 hours of class time per week. That's it, you CAN do this.

When and where does class time take place?

Class time should be each week on the same day and time. Because it is "on-demand" you can watch the training video's whenever you like, but we feel it is best to be consistent.

What if I'm already a "runner". Can I still join the training group?

Yes, and might we make a suggestion. Grab some of those friends who have always said, "I'd love to do what you do" and tell them, "Here's your chance." Become a RunClub leader in your community, host group runs, and get your community active. Every Run for God Coach will tell you that once you start to focus on helping others reach their goal it changes you ..... for the good!

I have friends. Can they join in too?

Misery loves company :) No really, you get what we are saying. While extremly rewarding and life changing the journey to completing a marathon is not easy. Having people around you, even if they are not your pace, will make this journey so much more enjoyable and satisfying.

Do I have time to do this?

Some of the greatest CEO's in the world are marathon runners. They understand the benefit of discipling yourself to do something that many can't. They are extremely busy just like you and yet they make it happen. We find the time to do what is important to us. So what's it going to be, Netflix or go for a run?

I'm not a Christian, can I join?

You bet. Run for God is a faith based organization and proud of it, but we love ALL runners and that includes you. Come join us!

Do my spouse and I need separate accounts?

You do not. RunClub accounts can be shared by immediate family members. If there are any giveaways or discounts such as race registrations or other perks however, only one will be issued per account.






The Coaches?


You will notice pretty quickly that there are two different coaching styles during this journey. This was done completely on purpose and for an excellent reason. It is our hope that our approach has led us to a more thorough and well-thought plan than one person would accomplish.

While Mitchell and Dean have very different personalities, they do have two things in common: a love for Christ, our Savior, and a love of running. You won’t find the eloquence of Shakespeare, or the knowledge of Einstein, but you will find heartfelt thoughts and feelings that are our attempt to build you up both physically and spiritually.

Mitchell Hollis, founder of Run for God, does not come to the table with a life long resume of being a runner, but rather a man who is trying to follow God's lead to encourage runners to share their passion through the sport of running. Mitchell considers himself a bit of a slow endurance junkie as opposed to a lightning fast thoroughbred. Mitchell has a history of marathon running and Ironman competing, but has spent the past several years enjoying the task of coaching his son Lane to the world stage in the sport of triathlon. Will Mitchell be training for the Disney Marathon? You bet! In fact, the entire Run for God staff will be.

Dean Thompson comes to the table from a very different background. Dean loves to go fast and to cheer others on in the process. He is a lifetime runner, Run for God instructor, and has forgotten more running experiences than he remembers. Part of that could be due to his age :), but as a proficient runner, his perspective speaks from tens of thousands of road miles.

Both Dean and Mitchell call Dalton, GA home where they live with their families. You will not find a better combination that will bring encouragement, knowledge, and a healthy dose of "kick you in the pants when you need it".