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Flash's Arizona Pacemakers is a co-ed running group for all ages and abilities, beginner through advanced. It caters to all levels of enthusiasm for the wonderful sport of running and offers you a chance to gather with like-minded individuals to set and pursue your personal goals.

Ladies looking for an option for a couple of workouts with women 40+ only - Click here.

Frequently asked questions when debating whether or not to join a coached running group.

How is this better than a gym membership?

  • It costs much less than a gym membership, for everything you get
  • You need not worry about being on display or being judged
  • Your strength training is whole body and running-specific
  • You're with like-minded people who share your idea of a challenge and/or good time
  • You have a coach with 30 years of experience in the sport who won't let you fail
  • You'll have workouts that will keep you prepared for any weather Arizona throws at you

Why pay for a running group - what do I get out of it versus running solo?

  • You'll have accountability to show up and something to look forward to
  • You'll make lifelong friends that you like better than your family members
  • You'll have all sorts of training partners
  • You'll be given coached workouts specific to your personal goals
  • You'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who can relate to why you're there

What can I expect from these workouts?

  • a challenging workout that you wouldn't take on solo
  • a group atmosphere with multiple training partners with similar goals
  • all different abilities striving to do their best
  • a non-competitive, unassuming class
  • guided coaching and reasonable goal setting for each person
  • workouts designed to make you feel accomplished, every single time

Meeting times for PaceMakers RunStrength classes:

Mondays 5:45-6:15 AM at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee

Thursdays 5:45-6:15 AM at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee

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Meeting times for PaceMakers RunChallenge classes: 

Mondays (Make-up Mondays) 6:20-7:00 AM at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee

Tuesdays (Lady PaceMakers - ladies only) 5:45-6:45 AM (April-November), 6:15-7:00 colder months. (December - March)

Tuesdays (Tuesday Night Hurt - co-ed) 6:30-7:30 PM at Mt Pointe High School or nearby

Thursdays (Tempo Thursday) 6:20-7:00 AM at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee

Fridays (Lady PaceMakers - ladies only) 6:20-7:00 AM at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee
Saturdays (Weekend Workout - coed) meet within an hour of sunrise, times and locations vary throughout the year. 

*The fine print: Monthly commitment required for The Once-a-Weeker Plan, The Dedicated Plan and the Total Transformation Plan. The Plan will auto-renew each month for 7 months, and is available from January to July to accommodate those that wish to re-join FAST's running group each year.  Member agrees to pay the monthly fee for 7 months, with the understanding that the plan can only be cancelled by giving Coach Flash a verbal 30 day's notice.  If someone wishes to make a change their Membership plan, they may do so up to once a year by giving Coach Flash a text and verbal 30 day's notice.  PayPal account required to join.  If Member wishes to upgrade, must notify Coach Flash by text. In subscribing to my plan of choice,

Member acknowledges and accept that Coach Flash will be competing at various competitions locally, Nationally and Worldwide, and may be absent for as many as 18 classes in a year’s time. In some scenarios, practice will consist of a workout that will be done without the assistance of Coach Flash, or with a substitute coach or captain, but the workout will be provided for the group to do. In rare cases of really bad weather, practice may be cancelled or postponed. Member willingly accepts this monthly charge, knowing they might encounter an illness, injury or go on vacation. I know that they are under no obligation to show up for as many classes being held each month, and accept that there are no refunds for missed classes. Missed classes do not carry over from one month to the next.

Email me at flash.santoro@gmail.com with any questions. 


Choose the pricing best for you and your desired level of fitness! What is YOUR fitness worth to you?

$15/class -Drop-In Whenever You Want - (commitment required: $100 membership fee due once per year to participate in this option) 

  • Classic rates are back. Can't commit to showing up regularly? This option gives you the autonomy ​you want in your running workout schedule. If you plan on coming 3x in one month, then check out the next plan below to save $$! 
  • Attend any RunChallenge OR RunStrength class, cash, PayPal, Apple Pay or Venmo accepted for Drop-in

$40/mth - The Once-a-Weeker Membership Plan* (commitment required: Auto-renewed monthly for 7 months, Jan-July) 

  • $10/class Come to any RunChallenge or RunStrength class once a week, whenever you want.

$50/mthThe Once-a-Weeker Flexible Membership Plan(commitment required: Auto-renewed monthly for 7 months, Jan-July) PayPal required. 

  • $10/class Come to any RunChallenge or RunStrength, up to 4 times in a month.

$65/mth - The Dedicated Membership Plan* (commitment required: auto-renewed monthly for 7 months, Jan-July)  PayPal required. 

  • BEST DEAL - $160/mth value - about $4.58/class! Come for your choice of 3 PaceMakers RunChallenge or RunStrength classes per week. 

​$100/mth - The Total Transformation Membership Plan* (commitment required: auto-renewed monthly for 7 months, Jan-July)

  • GREATEST DEAL  - ​$280/mth value - about $3.57/class! Change yourself into a high-performance athletic machine! Come to any/all PaceMakers RunChallenge or RunStrength workouts offered each month. This also serves as a family plan for up to 2 people living in the same household. * Membership fee waived.You will love the new you! Ladies have a total of 32 classes they could attend. Gentlemen have a total of 28.