Club Overview

The VAVi Running Club “TVRC” is an organized Full Marathon, Half Marathon Training Program.  We train for specific races, but many just join us to run with friends. ALL Runners welcome: Beginners (Run/Walkers), Intermediate, Advanced.

  • Carlsbad Half Marathon in January
  • San Diego Half Marathon in March
  • La Jolla Half Marathon in April
  • Rock n Roll Full Marathon in June
  • AFC Half Marathon in August

See our Dates & Prices page for specifics on each season.

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If you have further questions, learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions area.

Single Individual Season Overview

What do you get?

  • Organized Group Training Club
  • Training Coaches, personalized assistance
  • Informational & Training clinics & seminars
  • Team Technical Training / Racing Shirt*
  • Organized & Mapped runs throughout San Diego County
  • Training Program & Training Calendar
  • Private, Exclusive Facebook Group
  • Discounted Race Entries, Where available.
    • NOTE: There are no discounts to Carlsbad, La Jolla or the AFC Half Marathons. This is not uncommon as races are no longer needing to incentivize their races since they are becoming so popular – regardless of how much our clubs do for their races.

What Else . . .

  • Satisfaction of achieving your goals
  • A new group of friends – that’s what VAVi is about.


  • Training based on running 4-5x days per week.
  • Group runs 2x per week (Tue night, Sat Morning)
  • Individual runs 2-3x per week – on your own.
  • Informational Sessions & Clinics

When & Where?

  • Every Tuesday evening, 6:00 PM – Mission Bay Area
  • Every Saturday Morning, 7:30 A.M. – Throughout SD County*
  • Informal group runs can be organized too.

Training Clinics

  • Running 101
  • Equipment & Shoes
  • Running Biomechanics & Injury Prevention
  • Functional Strength Training & Stretching (w/ Advanced Stretch Sessions)
  • Endurance Nutrition (w/ Detailed Nutrition Sessions)
  • Sports Massage & Body Care
  • Sports Acupuncture
  • And More . . .

See our Dates & Prices page for specifics on each season.

*Technical Training Jersey – you will receive one tech training shirt for each individual program you join. If you sign up for a Dual Program (covering 2 seasons), then you will get one shirt. If you do the Triple Program, then you will get 2 shirts.

Dual Season Extended Training Program

Is your goal to run a full marathon? Is a traditional 18 week training program not long enough for you? Do you want the extra assurance of sufficient and injury-free training to complete a Full Marathon? Or, do you just love the TVRC running club so much that you want to just keep joining? The Team VAVi Running Club (TVRC) has a program for you!

Beginning in 2012, we now have a Dual program starting in either the Winter, or the Spring. The Winter program (Nov-Jun) is perfect for those who want an extended program for the Rock n Roll race (Half or Full). The Spring program (Feb-Aug) is perfect for those who want extended training that starts after the new year. New Years Resolution, anyone?

Learn More About the Dual Programs

Triple Season Ultra-Extended Training Program

This is the crown jewel! An all-out ultra-extended 41 week training program for all three major half marathon races making up the “Triple Crown” including the Carlsbad Half, La Jolla Half and AFC Half Marathons. You also have the option to do SD Half and Rock n Roll Half (or Full) marathons as well. Basically, you’re in the club for 8 months straight and you can choose your races. This is the perfect program if you are a newer runner and wish to do your first Triple Crown race series, or if you are a seasoned runner who just loves to keep on training and racing!!

Learn More about the Triple Crown Training