Frisco Running Club is a group for North Texas ( Frisco Area ) runners.

Frisco Running Club

How will COVID-19 impact the FRC Training Programs?

Safety of our runners is the most important aspect for us. For this reason we have decided to make the first 6 weeks “virtual”. We will plan the details around this the next few days.

In general, we follow the guidelines for Open Frisco, Open Texas , and guidelines from the Governor,’s Strike Force . While the guidelines are not clear about clubs like FRC, there is a section about Exercise-Facilities. This includes outdoor activities

  • All coaches and pacers are trained on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
  • Anyone with symptoms will be sent home, and will not return until standard criteria are met (see below)
  • The pacing groups will have a maximum of 10 people
  • At least 10 feet of separation between runners
  • Do not run in the slip stream of another runner.  This helps to minimize exposure to any potential aerosolization events. (added 6/4/2020)
  • No sharing of liquid or food/gels, etc. You will need to bring your own water. No water will be provided by FRC.
  • The running store will not be opened for runners outside of normal operating hours.
  • While not mandatory, FRC supports the usage of masks.

Guidelines for “return to run”

In the case of a coach, pacer or participant who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual
may return to club runs when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • at least 14 days have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing
    medications); and
  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of
    breath); and
  • at least 21 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • In the case of a coach, pacer or participant who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does
    not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual is assumed
    to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to group runs until the individual has
    completed the same three-step criteria listed above
  • If a coach, pacer or participant has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to
    group runs before completing the above self-isolation period, the individual must obtain a medical
    professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis.

Morten Lileng
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Hi, I’m Morten and I joined FRC in 2012. Over the years I have completed many full and half marathons, a few ultra marathons and some shorter races too. I enjoy trail marathons the most. While the running is important for me personally, I really enjoy helping others to achieve whatever their goals are. This is why I became an RRCA certified running coach. You have all taken the step to a happier and healthier lifestyle by joining the FRC program. You will also see that the friendships you develop here are likely to become some of the most meaningful. Mine certainly have. Happy running!