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Course Length
Pre-Course: 2 Hours
Face-to-Face: 8.5 Hours
Post-Course: 4 Hours


Level 1 Community Athletics Coach or Level 1 Recreational Run Leader or Cert. III or IV in Fitness

Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach or Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach


Course Statement

The Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course trains coaches to develop the fundamental technical and strategic skills for runners training for 5km through to ultra-marathon events. The course covers topics such as warm ups, endurance training, session planning, and designing training programs leading up to recreational running events.


Course Accreditation

The Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach course is registered with Fitness Australia and registered Personal Trainers receive 7 CEC points upon successful completion of the course. 

Expected Competencies

At the completion of the course it is expected that coaches will be able to satisfy the following criteria:

2-IRR-1: Monitor and adopt the training environment to ensure inclusive and safe activity that is both enjoyable and challenging for recreational runners in clubs, squads, groups, and individual training situations.

2-IRR-2: Evaluate and identify appropriate activities in accordance with the physical, emotional, and social maturation of the recreational runners in their program.

2-IRR-3: Vary training activities to maintain a stimulating and engaging training environment. 

2-IRR-4: Provide suitable feedback on performance for groups and individuals during training sessions. 

2-IRR-5: Communicate effectively in group and individual situations. 

2-IRR-6: Use appropriate methods, drills, and activities to instruct appropriate technical models to recreational runners. 

2-IRR-7: Plan and evaluate a training session and make appropriate adjustments for subsequent sessions. 

2-IRR-8: Plan and implement a variety of activities that will develop the components of fitness into training sessions. 

Pre-course Work

PBTR - Harassment and Discrimination

My Coaching Pathway Module

Terminology and Session Components Module

Principles of Training Module

Intermediate Programming Module

Post-course Work

Programming assignment

Course Resources

Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach Participant's Manual


Registration for this course is available online by visiting the Course Calendar or by emailing Athletics Australia for more information. 

Program Curriculum

- Coaching Pathways and Responsibilities

- Developing the Skills of Coaching

- Training Principles

- Components of Fitness

- Effective Warm Ups and Cool Downs

- Endurance Running

- Planning Training Sessions

- Programming

- Coach in Action

- Race Day Strategies


At the successful completion of this course participants will receive Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach accreditation with Athletics Australia. 

Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coaches are expected to be able to design training programs and lead running and walking groups for recreational athletes. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

There is a recognition of prior of learning pathway for coaches who are already able to meet and demonstrate the competencies of a Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach. Click below for more information and to enrol online. 

RPL Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach

Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

P +61 3 8646 4550
F +61 3 8646 4560