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

How is this better than a gym membership?

  • Your montly gift is 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 join 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

Flash's arizona pacemakers running group membership​ 


Meeting times for PaceMakers RunChallenge classes: 

Mondays (Make-up Mondays) 6:20-7:00 AM at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee. Easy run after RunStrength

Tuesdays (Tuesday Morning Challenge) 5:45-6:45 AM (April-November), 6:15-7:00 colder months at Desert Foothills Park (December - March)

Tuesdays (Tuesday Night Hurt - co-ed) 5:45-7:00 PM at Mt Pointe High School or Desert Foothills Park, various locations

Thursdays 6:20-7:00 AM at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee​. Post RunStrength easy run
Saturdays (Weekend Workout - coed) meet within an hour of sunrise, times and locations vary throughout the year. ​​Long runs or challenging workouts

*The fine print: Monthly commitment required for The Runner, The Stronger Runner and the Total Transformation Plan. The Plan will auto-renew each month for 12 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 12 months, with the understanding that the plan can only be cancelled by giving Coach Flash a written/texted 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 texted 30 day's notice.  PayPal account or other automatically generated monthly payment service 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.

Your gift, whether drop-in or monthly, goes directly back into the club to put on races, meets and acquires new equipment for the team and club.   If you wish to borrow any of the equipment at any time, please contact Coach Flash. The equipment includes weights, weighted bars, weighted vests, resistance bands, resistance parachutes, agility ladders, cones, course marking materials, measuring wheel, stakes, flagging, tripods, timing equipment, etc.  Your gift is also used to cover race awards, permits, insurance and event sanctioning.

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

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TRaining Systems

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.

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


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

$15/class -Drop-In Whenever You Want 

Classic rates are back. Can't commit to showing up regularly? This gift 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, you may gift cash, PayPal, Apple Pay or Venmo for Drop-in rate

$40/mth - The Runner*

Come to any or all running workouts Tuesdays or Saturdays. 

(commitment required: This monthly gift is auto-renewed monthly for 12 months, January-December) PayPal or automatic payments required. Need 30 days advance notice to cancel.

$55/mthThe Stronger Runner*

Come to any or all running workouts and Strength training workouts 

(commitment required: This monthly gift is auto-renewed monthly for 12 months, January-December). PayPal or automatic payments required.  Need 30 days advance notice to cancel. 

​$150/mth - The Total Transformation Membership Plan*

Come to any or all RunChallenge or RunStrength workouts, PLUS 3x one hour per week one-on-one training/follow-up sessions with Coach Flash. 

(commitmentrequired: This monthly gift is auto-renewed monthly for 12 months, January-December). PayPal or automatic payments required.  Need 30 days advance notice to cancel. $35 per week in addition to Plan if athlete desires a schedule and unlimited contact with Coach.