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McMillan Coaching Certification Program

The McMillan Running Team is excited and honored to provide our very own and unique Coaching Certification Program. The McMillan Coaching Certification program offers the chance to learn from one of the most respected and successful coaches on the planet.

You’ll learn directly from nationally recognized Coach Greg McMillan as he walks you through the process he uses to coach runners from beginners to Olympians.

Offered as an online course, you can progress at your own pace 24/7/365. At the end of the course, you are awarded the exclusive McMillan Certified Coach designation and access to the ongoing McMillan coaching community. Sign up below to get get started today.

The Fastest Growing Coach Education Program in the World!

Coach Certification Program

$349.99 (course only) – Sign Up

  • LIFETIME ACCESS to hours of Greg McMillan’s experience and lessons
  • Industry leading certification program
  • 100% Online and available 24/7
  • Best Practices and real-world application
  • Self-Paced (learn on YOUR TIME)
  • Access to McMillan LOCAL where we connect you with clients in the area



Course + Mentorship $399.99* – Sign Up

Treat yourself to the ultimate coaching package! Add mentorship to your certification course!

  • Full LIFETIME course access plus:
  • Direct mentorship with Greg McMillan
  • Access to the Certified Coach Community
  • FREE Monthly Live Webinars where we discuss YOUR most requested topics
  • FREE Access to Prehab video series
  • Stay up to date with a continued conversation about coaching and run performance

– Includes first mentorship payment

Mentorship Upgrade

$20 per month – Sign Up

After you complete the course, you can add mentorship at any time if you didn’t take advantage of the bundle.

  • Direct mentorship with Greg McMillan
  • Access to the Certified Coach Community
  • FREE Monthly Live Webinars where we discuss YOUR most requested topics
  • FREE Access to Prehab video series
  • Stay up to date with a continued conversation about coaching and run performance
  • Access to McMillan LOCAL where we connect you with clients in the area

– Requires previous certification course purchase

$20.00 per month

Free Info Sessions

Do you want to learn more about the Certification Course or do you have questions? Book an info session to learn more:

Course Topics


Course layout/structure, how to make the most out of the course and introduction to Greg McMillan.

Role of a Coach

What does it mean to be a coach? What are the many hats a coach must wear in order to cultivate a culture of success. We cover these topics in depth and provide best practices from our very own coaches.

Science of Running

Running is simple right? The science behind it can sometimes confuse even the most experienced of us, but in this module, Greg breaks it down into easy-to-understand sections in order to give you the information to explain it to your athletes.

History of Running

In order to move forward we must know how the sport evolved. Greg will walk us though a timeline of running and how it has impacted modern day techniques and methods.

Pillars of Performance

In this module Greg discusses what he considers the most critical components to running performance. These are the levers that a coach will likely use to create the perfect mix of activities for an athlete.

Performance Metrics

What gets measured gets improved! What types of measurements are out there and how can you use them to help your athletes.

Training Zones

How much effort should your athletes be expending during workouts? The answer varies depending on your workout goals. Greg will explain the different zones and how each one should be utilized when training.

Running Distances

What are the common race distances and terrains? Simple question but with an evolving market we discuss some key points that you should be aware of to kick off conversations with your athletes.

Understanding your Athlete

When creating a custom plan for your athletes you need to make sure that you are gathering the right data points. Without a true understanding on where they are and where they want to go you could be designing a plan that they won’t follow or need. Greg shares his method and intake form to better capture this critical information.


One of the most discussed topics in any running forum. Greg hits on the topic from a running perspective, understanding that each athlete is different.

Running Form

Runners come in all shapes and sizes and as a result form can be quite varied. In this module Greg talks about the key points that coaches need to be aware of that can make a huge difference in a runner’s efficiency.

Training your Mind

We talk a lot about the body, but the mind is just as, if not more important to a runner’s overall well-being and success. In this module, we dive into how to train your mind to remove mental barriers and create a positive attitude.

Training Philosophies

There are many opinions, methods, and perspectives on training, in this module Greg discussed the key differences and teaches you how to perform a comparative analysis, so that you can piece together the best path forward for your athletes.

Building a Training Plan

In this module Greg walks you step-by-step through the training plan creation process.

Race Planning

Race performance is a critical component to the overall satisfaction of your athletes. A coach should be able to adequately prepare a runner for an upcoming race. Greg will talk through the process of creating a race plan.

Road Safety

As a coach, your number 1 priority should be keeping your runner safe. In this module we cover the rules of the road and other important information that all runners and coaches should know.

Business Side of Coaching

Being a run coach is a labor of passion, but it still must be treated as a business for you to continue to help others. In this module we talk about the top factors that challenge coaches and provide best practices.

Getting Started

With all the information we have included in the course the next step is to get started. We end the course with some action items that will help you get the ball rolling!

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the course be available to register?

Immediately! Just make your choice and get started immediately.

How long does the course last?

The course is 100% online and self-paced. We know how busy we all are and want to provide a flexible and clear way to get started in your new career without too many obstacles. It is entirely up to you how long it takes to complete the course.

Will I be able to access future versions of the training?

Lifetime access to all future updates to the Level 1 McMillan Coach Education Module are included with registration.

How much will the course cost?

This top-of-the-line course has three options:

     1. $349.99 for the Certification Course

     2. $20.00 per month for direct mentorship with Coach Greg, membership in Coach Greg’s coaching mastermind group and and live Monthly Webinars.

     3. $399.99 for the Course + Mentorship Bundle

What topics will the course cover?

The course will cover an exhaustive list of topics and concepts that Greg McMillan has spent decades learning and implementing. Full curriculum will be available soon!

What if I have questions during the course, who will be there to help me?

We’re here for you during the course as well as ongoing as you grow as a coach. As an active McMillan Certified Coach, you get access to the McMillan Running community where one of our highly trained and experienced Certificated Coaches will be there to answer any and all questions you have pertaining to the course and your training of athletes. 

Will there be any continuing education requirements?

Yes, becoming and maintaining your coach certification is important to us at McMillan Running. Being a subject matter expert in our field should be an ongoing growth process. Our goal is to provide a lifetime of growth and education that prepares our certified coaches to stay on top of all the latest trends in order to provide the best experience for their runners.