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.

Proven Results

Since 2016, RUN717 Coaching has been developing training plans for athletes of all levels. We’ve worked with athletes in the Central Pennsylvania area as well as throughout the United States. Whether your goal is to run a marathon or your first 5k, we can help you – the only requirement to begin is a willingness to work hard.

Meet the RUN717 Coaching Team

Brenda Hodge is the head coach and founder of RUN717. In 2019 she was ranked second in the US for women aged 45-49, according to Abbott World Marathon Majors and has placed at the top of her age group in the Boston, Chicago and New York Marathons. Coach Hodge is a certified running coach through RRCA and The Lydiard Foundation. 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.

Laura Brenner is an avid trail runner and successful ultra runner in the south-central Pennsylvania area. In 2021 she joined the RUN717 team as an assistant coach. Coach Brenner strives to be the coach and mentor she wishes she had when she started running and competing.

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Coach Laura Brenner on her way to an overall victory at the Trans-sylvania Trail Race.

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. We’ve worked with runners wanting to run a personal record in the 5k, to running their first marathon and beyond.

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

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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