Customized training plans for runners of all levels

Training plans designed for you

Train smart, run fast. No matter what your goals are, RUN717 online coaching will develop training plans to get you to the starting line prepared.

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Proven Results

Since 2016, she’s been developing training plans for athletes of all levels. Seven first-time marathoners and over a dozen others have qualified for the Boston Marathon using her training. Countless others have hit personal bests with her guidance. Whether your goal is to run a marathon or your first 5k, the only requirement to begin is a willingness to work hard.

Brenda Hodge is an elite runner in the south-central Pennsylvania area and the founder of RUN717. In 2019 she was ranked second in the US for women aged 45-49, according to Abbott World Marathon Majors. Coach Hodge is also a certified running coach through RRCA. She has the knowledge and experience to develop a training plan that will take your running to the next level.

Coach Brenda Hodge is on her way to a 3rd place finish at the 2015 USATF National 12k Championships.
Current athletes Susan and Courtney celebrating at the White Rose 5 Mile race in York, PA.

More than a training plan

Preparing for a race is more than just running prescribed miles. Racing tactics, nutrition, strength and mobility exercises, and mental preparation are all part of a successful plan. Interested? Click below for more information.

Do you have a running goal?

Make that goal a reality. Join these other runners and become part of the RUN717 community! Whether you prefer track, road, or trail running – RUN717 can help you become a stronger athlete. I have worked with runners wanting to run a personal record in the 5k, to running their first marathon.

Brenda F. finishing strong at the Houston Marathon.
Mark G. is all smiles after a PR at the Kris Kringle 5 Miler.
Ken L. after his PR at the NYC Marathon.

Athlete Reviews

RUN717 athletes have a lot to say about our services!

I’m a recreational runner with no big aspirations, but Brenda was still willing and able to help me improve! She has the knowledge and experience to work with beginners and with local “pros” to get results. With her, you’ll get a customized plan – not some cookie-cutter solution.


Lynda H.

Lititz, PA

I may have been faster when I was younger, but never this strong. Thanks for your help Coach Hodge. I love where I am heading.


Jay M.

Columbia, PA

Kris B.

Harrisburg, PA

Brenda’s smart and sensible approach helped me rebound from childbirth and a string of injuries. As a result, I’m running as fast as ever as a masters runner with a new marathon PR and qualified for the distance triathlon world championships (thanks to a strong run).


Amy K.

Cummings, GA

I love her constant communication and feedback and I was able to PR after 7 months of consistent training in every distance, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon! The PRs did not come overnight, but they will come and they came when only training for the marathon. I look forward to doing specific 5k training and wonder how much more I can improve!


Carlos A.

Edinburg, TX

I was overweight, unfit, and slow when I reached out to Brenda at RUN717. Working with her turned out to be the best decision ever. The weeks and months that followed, my fitness level continued to improve and I felt stronger than I had with any previous attempt at being a runner. Even though I’m overweight and slow, Brenda never made me feel like I was. Her genuine love of helping people reach their goals spans across all levels! She’s the bomb!


Tami A.

Middletown, PA

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