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The GGTC Run Program focuses on both speed and distance workouts: Track, Trail/Urban runs and clinics. All workouts are geared towards beginners and experienced triathletes and welcome runners of any speed.


Track Workouts 

First Track Workout: February 5th!

Track workouts are included as part of your yearly membership dues!  No more paying for passes! If you are not currently a member, your first track workout is free. However after that, track is for members only.

Track will be on Wednesday nights from February through November. We meet at 6:45 at Kezar Stadium.  We meet in the stands on the southeast corner of the track. All paces, abilities, and experience levels are encouraged to attend.
Dorette Franks of Trifiniti is back and will be coaching 2012 track! Track will be tailored toward key club races throughout the year. Your personal paces will be determined through 2 mile Time Trials or best-effort running races.

Organized Runs

We have club and volunteer-led training runs in scenic locations around the Bay Area. The routes incorporate everything from reviews of the courses of local races to challenging and fun trail adventures, with varying distances and levels of difficulty. Every weekend from February through November (except for weekends with major club races such as Kaiser Half Marathon, Wildflower, SF Half Marathon etc.). See the GGTC Calendar for info on upcoming runs.

Email if you are interested in leading a run. This is a great way to share your favorite run with others, meet new people and add some variety to your workouts.

Dorette "Coach D2" Sommer-Franks Bio




Known to many as “Coach D2”, Coach Dorette Franks’ expertise as a run coach is based on over 30 years experience and knowledge in the sport of running. She began competing in track and field at the early age of ten, continued running, swimming and playing her way through high school, and now favors competing as an ultra runner and triathlete.

Dorette’s training plans have been utilized by Nike for the Nike Women’s Marathon and Half Marathon, RUNNER’S World, SHAPE and Women’s Health Magazines. As a competitive runner and triathlete, she has raced numerous marathons (qualifying two times and racing the Boston Marathon) and ultra-marathons, five Ironman triathlons, more than two dozen half marathons and half distance triathlons and has stopped counting anything less than a 10K. In 2010, she competed in Ultraman Canada (a three day stage race which includes a 10K swim and 90 mile bike; 170 mile bike; and a double [yes, 52.4 mile] marathon) taking first in division and in 2011 was on Team USA at the ITU Long Distance World Championship in Las Vegas Nevada.

Dorette’s coaching represents TRIFINITI Endurance. She was the head coach for the 2005 Nike Women’s Marathon and Half Marathon, the San Francisco Aids Foundation’s Be Greater Than One San Francisco Marathon and Half Marathon training and coaches track for the Golden Gate Triathlon Club.  She holds coaching credentials with USA Track & Field, USA Triathlon, and the Road Runners Club of America.  At present, she is completing her degree to become a registered Dietician at San Francisco State University.  Native to Marin County, Dorette resides in Fairfax, California with her adoring husband, “Coach D” Duane Franks and her dog (non athletic) Anni.  For relaxation, she enjoys time on her stand-up paddle board and experimenting with cooking vegan and preparing Raw living foods.

Director, Run - Carmen Goff