Elizabeth Corkum (AKA “Coach Corky”) is one of New York City’s top running coaches, personal trainers, and nutritionists. Whether you’re looking to run your first mile or your first marathon, Coach Corky will get you there with a solid plan and positive, supportive training. 

I love everything about running, and my passion for this sport has inspired first-timers as well as burnt-out veterans. Based in NYC, Central Park is my favorite place to train. I run in humid summer afternoons, snow, rain and everything in between. I’ve raced everything from a 5K to an ultramarathon, and appreciate the differences and challenges each distance presents it’s runners.

If you are looking to run your first 5K-marathon, eat healthier, lose weight, build muscle, sleep better, fit into those skinny jeans – we can get you there together. If you don’t think running is YOUR thing, we can find something fun that is! I am a firm believer that it is never too late to try something new. And it is definitely never too late to train for your first race.

I understand how intimidating the running world can be. Truth be told, I ran for the love of it but never raced for years because I was too intimidated. I will help calm your nerves, make you laugh, and tell you everything I can to prepare you for your race. Before you know it, not only will you be clocking some serious miles, you’ll understand race lingo – taper, tempo runs, chafing, splits, and more!

Come on. Get off the couch, lace up those shoes and let’s go run!

Q Goal Evaluation and Assessment Info and Fees

We’ll work together to assess your fitness level and identify the best ways for you to achieve your goals!



Goal Evaluation and Assessment
$100.00/in person
$75.00/via phone or webcam

To help you achieve your goals and create a training plan specifically designed for you, it’s necessary for us to become acquainted. This is extremely important for running newbies and marathon newbies. Whatever your skill level, this is an important part of the training process.

We will meet in person or by phone or webcam, and:

Get acquainted. It’s important to know each other. Different personalities require different kinds of coaching and motivation.
Establish your goals.
Discuss your running experience, fitness level, and injury history.
Review basic nutrition, hydration, gadgets, shoes and more. (We’ll dig further into this in the course of your training).
Discuss how much time and energy you have to train; this will help me create your plan.
Discuss how strength training, cross training and any other sport can aid your running goals.
Find a way to keep you focused. No matter how ambitious your goal, hard work and running should be fun!

Q Personalized Training Program Info and Fees

Based on the information gathered in our Assessment, I will create a plan personalized for you. This plan will factor in your fitness level, time for training, and your distance and pace goals. Each race presents a different challenge, and requires different preparation.

Flexible Runner Package: $230/month. No contract, no commitment. This option is perfect for the runner who is testing out the sport, simply wants flexibility, or an injury-prone athlete. This includes a personalized training plan on Final Surge, guidance with running nutrition, strength training, stretching (dynamic and static), pacing, unlimited support via phone, email, text, skype and Final Surge, and everything you’ll need to head to your races feeling prepared, fresh, and with a clear strategy for race day.


Seasonal Runner Package: $210/month – 4 month commitment. This option is perfect for the athlete with a clear race goal, and is ideal for marathoners and half marathoners. This includes a personalized training plan on Final Surge, guidance with running nutrition, strength training, stretching (dynamic and static), pacing, unlimited support via phone, email, text, skype and Final Surge, and everything you’ll need to head to your races feeling prepared, fresh, and with a clear strategy for race day.


Biannual Runner Package: $195/month – 6 month commitment. This option is perfect for the athlete with a clear race goal, and is ideal for marathoners and half marathoners looking to build with professional guidance from the ground and up. This includes a personalized training plan on Final Surge, guidance with running nutrition, strength training, stretching (dynamic and static), pacing, unlimited support via phone, email, text, skype and Final Surge, and everything you’ll need to head to your races feeling prepared, fresh, and with a clear strategy for race day.


Annual Runner Package: $175/month – 12 month commitment. This option is perfect for the athlete with multiple race goals, and is ideal for marathoners and half marathoners looking to build with professional guidance from the ground and up. This includes a personalized training plan on Final Surge, guidance with running nutrition, strength training, stretching (dynamic and static), pacing, unlimited support via phone, email, text, skype and Final Surge, and everything you’ll need to head to your races feeling prepared, fresh, and with a clear strategy for race day.

Q Pacing Info and Fees

Pacing
$100/hour (between 7am-4pm Mon-Fri)

$100/hour (weekends starting after 8am)

$125/hour (runs starting between 5am-7am, and 5-9pm on weekdays)

$150/hour (early-bird weekends: runs starting anytime before 8am)

Want your coach to pace you through that long run or race? I’ll stay with you through that grueling 20-mile training run, push you through a speed workout, or even your big race! I’ll help keep you focused and comfortable, help you refuel correctly, and see you to your final goal.

This is the most personal attention you can ask for, to help calm your nerves and keep you motivated when you begin to lose focus, energy or spirit.

We map a route together, and talk through a plan.
You receive one-on-one pacing and coaching from me during the race or training run. No one else will be joining us. This is YOUR time.
I will coach you in hydration, nutrition, and executing the plan we have made together.
We will run at YOUR pace, whether it’s a training pace or a race.
I’ll guide you through warm up, cool down, stretching, and answer any questions.
Please note that this service requires a one-hour minimum commitment and a minimum 24-hour booking notice. Reservations canceled with less than 24 hours notice will not be refunded. *** Please keep an eye on the forecast. Unless conditions are dangerous (thunderstorms or extreme heat – over 90 degrees/cold – in the teens), I will consider us “on” unless you say otherwise.

If pacing is requested during a race, all entry fees travel expenses (if applicable), must be paid by the client. And yes, Coach Corky has a valid passport and travels to pace clients. Price will be determined based on the distance, pace and demands of the race.

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