Marathon/Half Marathon Group
The club has numerous coaches well-versed in the marathon and half marathon. Using your prior running history, the staff creates personalized plans for members interested in running these two distances. This group ranges from beginners to Olympic Trials qualifiers. In addition, there is just so much to learn about these races from the many experienced aGSTC teammates.
Couch to 5k/Steady Striders Group
This group is designed for beginning, inexperienced runners hoping to finish their first 5k or 10k. Coach Mark Parisen meets with runners both individually and in a group setting, providing them encouragement and advice. There is also a Facebook Group Page dedicated to this group, where members plan group runs, motivate each other, and pass along running advice.
This part of the club has grown exponentially since 2012. The aGSTC has a large number of athletes, ages forty and over, competing both in road races and at track meets. The team's three masters co-captains (Matt, Erin, Prudence) help organize group races and events to compete against other masters teams from the East Coast.
Mile-10k Distance Group
The club designs a flexible, season-long plan for this group that includes both the very casual runner to the very competitive post-collegiate runner. This plan caters to the USATF-NJ Grand Prix Championship Schedule, a collection of team-scored races designed by the USATF-NJ open to all runners of all ages. Most club members participate in these team events, as they are one to runners of all ages and abilities.
The club has three certified personal trainers, all with degrees in exercise science, available for athletes of all abilities. They offer individualized training plans, one-on-one instruction, and bio-mechanical analysis of running form.
This group meets three times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. While it is not mandatory to attend practices, many drive from all over the state to be a part of the competitive, team-oriented environment. This group competes in collegiate invitationals all over the East Coast, including Club Nationals, every year. While this is a very competitive group, it is open to all abilities. It also has an open Facebook group to enhance communication between members.
Rutgers Running Club
The club has nearly 40 members who are current Rutgers undergraduates. Many ran cross country or track in high school and enjoy the team environment. Others are just picking up running in college and find the team runs motivating and fun. Either way, it's a great way to network and meet like-minded people both on campus and across the state. Club president Chuck Schneekloth is the university acknowledged coach of the Rutgers Running Club.
The throwing group has grown tremendously under Coach Pierpaolo Mancarella. Ranging from the beginner to the expert, the club boasts some of America's best throwers in Olympian Stephen Mozia, Olympic Trials qualifiers Kelsey Hay, Tim VanLiew, and Tyler Williams, and national-class athletes in Matt Tholis, Tresley Dupont, Michael Cameron, and Alexis Appezzato. The group has its own Facebook Group Page and meets up routinely to practice.
Adidas GSTC Elite Team
This group is comprised of some of America's best athletes ranging from the 110 high hurdles to shot put to the marathon. This is a contingent that competes at the national and international level while based out of the greater New Jersey area. Some athletes utilize GSTC coaches, while others do not. Qualifying for and competing in the Olympic Trials is usually the common goal for this group.