TRF Pro is the organization’s new elite team supporting local developing, national-class, and world-class distance runners, who train right here in our hometown.
In 2014 a roster of 13 athletes, including Olympians Andrew Lemoncello and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, join under the banner of Team Run Flagstaff. TRF is thrilled and honored to inherit a long community tradition of providing assistance for local runners competing at the highest levels. The concept of TRF Pro fits perfectly into our mission to provide opportunities in running for all ages, interests, and abilities and benefits not just top-level athletes, but the entire community.
A self-sustaining division with funding from grants, individual donors, and funds gifted to TRF from the former Team USA Arizona will support the training and healthcare needs of team members. In collaboration with various other local service partners, TRF Pro athletes have access to all the medical services and training facilities they need so that they may focus on the tasks at hand: training, competing, and furthering U.S. distance running.
TRF Pro boasts a diversity of talent—from those who have reached the highest levels and continue to strive for more, to national champions, to developing post-collegiate athletes. In return for the support TRF Pro athletes receive, each will volunteer their services back to Team Run Flagstaff, helping in their chosen areas of expertise—from coaching, nutrition counseling, and strength training, to accounting, marketing, and event planning.