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PR Team Coaching

The best of both worlds:  truly custom training with coaching, community, and exclusive content.

The Power of the Group

Humans are social creatures.  Science has shown that we perform better with others, which is why many runners get the best from themselves when racing, rather than running alone.

It's not always possible, practical, or even desirable to run every run with others.  But when you train with a team, even an online team, you can get the same benefits.  You stay accountable to your goals, share in the success of others, and support each other every step of the way.

Once you experience how a group of like-minded runners can supercharge your own training, you'll wonder why you didn't join the team sooner!

what you get

 A Truly Custom Plan

Coach Claire will personally create and customize your plan to fit your unique goals, experience, and lifestyle.  Your digital workout schedule is designed to progress your running to meet your goals.  All to fit your unique fitness, lifestyle, and ability.

Easy-to-Use App

Your custom training plan is powered by the amazing digital coaching app Final Surge, which syncs to and from your running watch and phone and computer so everything is instantly logged and organized.   Simple to use, you'll have everything you need to train your best at your fingertips.

Follow Along Sessions

Work out at home or in the gym with minimal or no equipment with some of Claire's favorite trainers.  Strength, mobility, stretching and more routines are all included, right when you need them to support your running goals.

Build Mental Strength

Weekly video mental strength workouts, based on science and designed by Claire, to build mental muscle each week

Nutrition and Training Tips

Access to exclusive resources on effective training, nutrition and fueling, race strategy and more

Coaching and Support

You don't have to DIY your training plan, join a Facebook group, or suffer through another Zoom call.  You'll learn how to be a better runner and get all your questions answered in 3 unique ways. 

final surge social wall

A private, built-in community space right in your training app.  Learn, ask questions, share workouts, and join the community.

Coach feedback

Coach Claire responds to every athlete's posts at least twice a week in the group.  Don't want to wait?  Try our searchable message board for detailed responses to the most popular and common questions.

PRivate Podcast

Exclusive to Coach Claire's athletes, you'll get access to her private podcast where she'll answer your questions on air and give tailored training advice.  Listen on your run instead of being stuck at your desk!

free access to sprint sessions (New for 2024!)

All members of the PR Team and Coach Claire's private clients get the Sprint Sessions free with their memberships, a $199/year value.  Learn more here.

How It Works

When you are ready to take your running, nutrition and mindset to the next level with a truly custom race plan with support, here are the next steps:


Choose your plan below and complete your payment.  Spaces are limited and the link will update to a waitlist when full.


Claire will personally email you a survey detailing your experience, goals, and lifestyle and invite you to create your FREE athlete account with Final Surge. This is NOT an automated process, so please allow one business day to receive your email.


Coach Claire will create a custom training schedule built just for you, which includes all your running, strength training, mental strength workouts, training and nutrition tips and more!  Since everything is completely custom, please allow 24-48 business hours for everything to get set up just for you.


Use your custom plan to train smarter and better than ever.  Ask questions, introduce yourself to the community, and get answers on the run with Coach Claire's weekly private podcast.

What Claire's Athletes Say


I am beyond grateful for Coach Claire, her program and how she coaches me.

In just a few short weeks I have learned so much about running, and about myself and what I am capable of. It has been an amazing journey! Thank you!

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The time I worked with Coach Claire was hugely impactful, informative and transformative. Coach Claire is a wealth of knowledge and an accomplished runner herself.  I would highly recommend working with Coach Claire to take your running and wellness to the next level.


Claire is wonderful to partner with if you are looking to push forward in your running journey. She listens to you and ensures the plan works with your goals and your daily life.


I really wanted to keep getting faster in my forties, but didn’t know how. I reached out to Coach Claire after hearing her talk about her success racing faster as a masters athlete. She was really encouraging and identified some areas where I could improve right away. She got me into a regular strength training routine that was easy to integrate into my busy schedule, and she helped me get better at hydrating and eating during long runs. Coach Claire also introduced workouts that gave me the strength and confidence to run hard when the race gets tough. I am proud to say that I not only shaved nearly 6 minutes off my PB, but I also got a negative split for the first time ever! I really enjoyed her positive energy and thoughtful encouragement, and I can’t wait to see where her coaching takes me next. 


I toed the line to my most recent marathon feeling excited, confident, and very prepared to run my best race ever. The training plan Coach Claire provided included not only pace specific workouts but strength training, mobility, nutrition tips, mental challenges and more!


I've been a runner for many years but haven't had a coach since high school. After realizing at age 42 that I had still had many years of running ahead of me with the proper training, I decided to invest in a coach to help me. Coach Claire was a tremendous support as I spent many months base building and ultimately training for my 7th marathon. In addition to taking out the stress of making my own training plans, I appreciated having someone with whom I could debrief about my workouts and ask questions. As someone who is very knowledgeable about running (I even coach runners myself!), I wasn't initially convinced of the value for me, but I quickly realized what I had been missing out on trying to coach myself. Coach Claire enhanced my experience and has helped me build a foundation to keep running for years to come!


Can I get my questions answered privately?

If you have a personal issue or injury, you may want to message Coach Claire directly and she will respond during normal business hours.  But in general, you should be comfortable posting your training questions to the group.  You will most likely get an answer first from a member of the team who's been through it before!

How is this different from 1:1 weekly coaching?

With team coaching, you get access to a private weekly podcast that Coach Claire creates from the questions submitted to the Social Wall and from what she sees in the team training that week.  You have a team atmosphere where everyone cheers each other on and supports each other through tough times as well.  All your questions will be answered either directly in the group or on the private podcast.  You will get the most out of the team if you are comfortable sharing in a group and enjoy a community feel.

With 1:1 weekly coaching, everything you ask is private between you and Coach Claire.  She will go through your training each week, give comments and feedback and make sure that you are on track, one on one.  You can apply for 1:1 coaching here.

do I have to share my training with others?

No.  Your training schedule, paces, and results are completely private to you and Coach Claire.  You are encouraged to post your wins and workouts to the Social Wall, but that is completely optional.  You can simply ask questions and participate in the group without sharing your data.  Those who do like to share, however, will get the most feedback and likely the most value from the community.

What if I get sick or injured?

Even though your training is carefully planned to keep you strong and injury-free, runners do sometimes get injured.  But this is actually when a supportive community and coach can help you the most!  

Coach Claire can update your schedule to plan the appropriate cross training and strength work to get you back up and running sooner.  She will work with you following recommendations from your in-person providers (physical therapists, primary care doctor, etc) to help you get back on track.  And the team will be there to help you through those rough patches of not running with the support you need!

What are the team trainings and workshops all about?

Coach Claire creates trainings, courses, and holds online events to help runners just like you. The PR Team gets first dibs and free access to these included in their membership!  

Examples are a workshop on how to plan a year of running, how to strength train effectively for your goals, or how to transition to a more plant-based diet with less worry.  These are events that you can join live or watch recorded later at your convenience.

Can I just get nutrition coaching without run coaching?

No.  Coach Claire does not offer stand-alone nutrition coaching.

What is the fine print?

You will need to agree to the following Waiver:

Waiver of Liability In consideration of being permitted to participate in The Planted Runner, LLC coaching program, I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives and assigns (the “client”), do hereby release, waive, covenant not to sue and discharge Claire Bartholic and The Planted Runner, LLC from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of Claire Bartholic and The Planted Runner, LLC resulting in personal injury, accidents, illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in The Planted Runner Personal and/or Team Coaching.

Assumption of Risks: Participation in running and conditioning programs carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity and certify that I am in good health and physically fit enough to enter into a training program. I acknowledge that I am aware of the many risks involved in athletic training in general and running training specifically, which risks include by way of example and not limited to: 1) Minor injuries such as scrapes, bruises, sprains and strains, 2) more serious injuries such as joint, muscle and bone injuries, concussions and other head injuries, heath related injuries such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, dehydration and overhydration conditions such as hyponatremia, and catastrophic injuries and conditions such as heart attacks and other conditions or injuries which could be fatal. I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in training for and participating in road, trail and track running and racing and any other conditioning and cross training activities associated with that training. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.

Not a Substitute for Medical Advice:  The information provided in or through the Website, Programs, Products and Services is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment that can be provided by the client’s own Medical Provider (including doctor/physician, nurse, physician’s assistant, or any other health professional), Mental Health Provider (including psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker), registered dietitian or licensed nutritionist, or member of the clergy.

In this capacity as a coach, Claire Bartholic and The Planted Runner, LLC are not claiming to be a Medical Provider (including doctor/physician, nurse, physician’s assistant or any other health professional), Mental Health Provider (including psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker), registered dietitian or licensed nutritionist, or member of the clergy.  Rather, Claire Bartholic and The Planted Runner, LLC serves as a trainer, educator, coach, mentor and guide who provides services to athletes.

Consult Your Physician or Health Care Provider:There is no intent to replace any relationship that exists, or should exist, between a client’s  Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Clients should always seek the advice of their own doctor/physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, Mental Health Provider, or another health care professional regarding any questions or concerns about your/their specific health situation.  Claire Bartholic and The Planted Runner, LLC advises all clients to speak with their own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider before implementing any suggestions obtained through our Website, Programs, Products and Services.  

Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS The Planted Runner, LLC and Claire Bartholic from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of my involvement in The Planted Runner Program.

Payment Terms:  Payment for coaching services is due upon the beginning of coaching term.  All sales are final. I understand that no full or partial refunds will be given if I choose not to continue before the end of the coaching term. Claire Bartholic and The Planted Runner, LLC may agree to “pause” the coaching term due to injury or illness, and continue the coaching service when I am ready, on a case-by-case basis, but this is not expressly guaranteed.  Due to the instantly downloadable electronic nature of all digital products, all sales of digital products are final and non-refundable.

Severability: I further expressly agree that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of North Carolina and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement consisting of three pages, fully understand its terms, and I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

pricing Options


Try out the team atmosphere one quarter at a time.

  • 3 months of custom training with unlimited adjustments
  • Community Membership with feedback on workouts posted to team page
  • Access to weekly office hours with Coach Claire
  • Exclusive access to team trainings and workshops
  • Access to private PR podcast



Billed Quarterly ($297)


Incredible value (3 months FREE) and priority access.

  • 12 months of custom training with unlimited adjustments
  • Community Membership with feedback on workouts posted to team page
  • Priority access to weekly office hours with Coach Claire
  • Exclusive access to team trainings and workshops
  • Access to private PR podcast



Billed Annually ($900)

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Coach Claire uses Final Surge, the premier athlete/coaching tool to provide you with the best training experience.  Paired with your custom Planted Runner schedule, you can log, track, rearrange, and analyze your own training.  Become a better runner today!


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