Bayshore and More Training Program Mentors

If you LOVE running and are passionate about inspiring others to reach their running goals, consider becoming a Traverse City Track Club (TCTC) Mentor.

Traverse City Track Club provides a rewarding opportunity to share your time, talent, and passion for running by serving as a Mentor for the 2018 TCTC Summer I & II Training Programs.

The Training Program organized group runs are scheduled Saturday mornings June 2nd through September 30th. Organized group runs start at 8:00 a.m. with meeting locations in Traverse City varying each week. Optional, informal group runs are also scheduled for Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer to coincide with TC Track Club Fun Runs and the Summer Series. These runs are NOT mandatory, but you are welcome to assist your runners at these events.

Mentors assist in facilitating a high quality training program supportive of the TCTC mission and values.

To be considered, mentors must have completed the following:

  • At least one Training Session with TCTC in 2017 or 2018 (or previous running coaching or running mentoring experience, please contact us)
  • The race distance they wish to mentor (5k, 10k, half marathon, or full marathon)
  • Mentors are also asked to fulfill the following expectations:
  • Promote team spirit, build camaraderie, nurture an encouraging, supportive culture, and ensure all team members are connected
  • Be willing to have fun running
  • Meet with Training Leader Amy Dykhouse for a mentor training session/discussion
  • Run within the assigned pace range (most needed minute per mile paces are 9:30, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, and 13/run-walk)
  • Provide leadership to TCTC Training group in following safety guidelines
  • Be available most Saturdays and communicate with Training Leader Amy Dykhouse in advance when you can’t (Mentors must commit to a minimum of 13 of the 18 Saturday sessions)
  • Additional assistance to your runners at TC Track Club Monday Fun Runs and Wednesday Summer Series runs is OPTIONAL
  • Arrive 15 minutes before each run start to meet with your runners
  • Check in weekly with your runners individually through Facebook, email, or text

Our volunteer TCTC Summer Mentors receive:

  • A rewarding experience helping team members achieve their running goals
  • Free race entry into Remembrance Run 5k in October Farmland 5k in December
  • TCTC Mentor training gear
  • Free TCTC Training Program participation with individualized training plan

If you are interested in serving as mentor, please contact Lisa Taylor at or Amy Dykhouse at for available mentor positions.

Traverse City Track Club  •  P.O. Box 4026  •  Traverse City, MI 49685-4026
RRCA Bayshore Marathon Jingle Bell Run Frozen Foot Race Remembrance Run Farmland 5K