Winter 2021


CERC Winter 2021 Training Season


The CERC support that you have grown to love isn’t stopping!

Be rUNSTOPPABLE this winter with CERC!


Traditional CERC Benefits

For 10 years CERC has had the continued support of some of the best partners in the city.  Second Sole, OSU Sports Medicine and your CERC coaches are here for you!

  • 19 week training plan led by certified running coaches
  • 15% discount on in-store or phone purchases at Second Sole Gahanna
  • Monthly virtual coaching sessions
  • Monthly virtual education series with OSU Sports Medicine.  Find out more here.
  • Email and phone access to OSU Sports Medicine’s physical therapy team*


New This Season

While distance may keep us apart, we’re finding new ways to stay connected.  Here’s what’s new this season!

  • End-of-Season Race.  We know it’s a struggle to keep the motivation to train without a planned race on the calendar.  That’s why this season we are committing to a live race with a virtual option.  Our race will coincide with the Capital City Half Marathon on April 24, 2021.  We will offer an in-person option that follows the local guidelines at that time along with a virtual option.
  • Team Distance Challenge.  One thing we can all agree on is that we miss the camaraderie and accountability of CERC group runs.  This season we are bringing you that accountability as we join together in teams to complete the distance around the state of Ohio!  Run your miles, log them on the challenge site and celebrate with your team as you check off your miles!  More info can be found here.
  • Strength Training.  Don’t let the name “Charlies House of Pain” scare you!  Coach Charlie Geer is a certified ACE personal trainer who knows what it takes to keep us running strong.  Enjoy a CERC discounted rate for his virtual group fitness class that is designed specifically around the CERC training plans.  Take the time now to get strong so you are ready when races return! Find out more here.
  • FREE Virtual Yoga!  Join CERC Coach Susie Birdwell on Sunday afternoons for a free yoga session.  Susie is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor, NASM certified personal trainer and NAASFP certified running coach.  Join Susie via zoom for some relaxation in the comfort and safety of your own home.
  • Apparel.  This season each member will receive a buff in lieu of our traditional CERC shirt.  In addition, you will have the option to purchase CERC gear through our New Balance store.  Check your newsletter and Facebook for all the details!


Get all of the above benefits for just $35.00!


In the event that there is a change in the current COVID-19 restrictions that will allow us to meet, CERC will resume regular group runs at no additional cost to you!


Register today at

Questions?  Check out our winter FAQ page or email



*Due to the guidelines of our practice act, The Ohio States Sports Medicine physical therapists are unable to provide injury checks for CERC members who do not reside within the state of Ohio.  Educational series presentations are open to all CERC members.