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Top Notch Running

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Are you ready:

  • to be healthy?

  • to improve your quality of life?

  • to get in better physical shape?

  • to reduce your stress

Let's go!

Sign up for that 10k or marathon and now thinking “What have I done?  What do I do now?” Top Notch Running Club will not only improve your endurance and speed, it will also improve your flexibility to reduce risk of injuries and improve your strength. Even if your goal is just to be able to run one mile, the benefits of Top Notch Running Club will spill over and improve every aspect of your life. Improved cardiovascular ability benefits not only your running, but your ability to perform everyday tasks with strength and energy.  Overall benefits include weight loss, improved energy and self-confidence, and reduced stress.

Top Notch Running Club is not just a group of people that gets together to run outside.  Individual training programs include indoor strength, balance, core, and flexibility training. Our program builds individual abilities from the foundation, creating a strong and balanced path to improve abilities and reach individual goals.

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     Training for competing athletes:
  •   100m-400m   
  •   800m-1500m
  •   5k - 10k Half Marathon
  •  Marathon - Ultra Marathon
  Training for recreational runners:
  •   Walking and Running programs
  •   Youth programs
  •   Senior programs


Murat has an extensive educational background in human physiology and physical fitness.  He understands people, psychology and most importantly, the human body. He holds multiple degrees including a Master of Science in Health & Physical Education (Health Promotion Programs) from Virginia Tech.

"Every body is unique; each with its own strengths and limitations. My method is to build a custom plan based on your shape, size, and fitness goals."

Achievements (PR)

Murat Mazicioglu

  • 5k - 14:48  
  • 10k - 30:35 
  • 20k - 1:01:28 
  • Half Marathon - 1:03:45 
  • Marathon - 2:23:06

Masters of Education: Physical Education (Health Promotion)   

Virginia Tech                                                   
Masters of Business Administration:  Management

BS Health & Physical Education:  Teaching/Training  

Izmir, Turkey                                                                  

Athens Marathon Winner - 1989, 2:31:48
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Murat's Institute

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Change your life with training and healthy eating.

Individualized Training Programs with Group Support

Weight loss,

Pain reduction,

Boot Camp,

Functional Training,



Youth Training,

Starting Fitness,

Pregnancy Training,

Senior Training,

Diabetic Training

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I’m a runner, at least I thought I was.  I met Coach Murat at a social function.  I stood up and walked a few feet across the room to introduce myself.  The first thing he said was, “you have hip and back problems, I can fix that”.  I was shocked and intrigued.  I had completed my fifth marathon a few weeks earlier after training with a local group and wondering why each marathon my performance was diminishing.  Shouldn’t I be getting better? I was training so much. I was following “the schedule”.  Why wasn’t I improving?  I was really doubting my abilities.

I started training with Coach Murat and quickly realized I had made so many mistakes.  I was concentrating on the wrong things, which in turn were causing me pain and slowing my pace.  Time, patience and the exceptional coaching skills of Coach Murat have changed my life.  My pain is gone, my pace is much quicker, I’ve lost weight and I feel great.  I am a runner!

Coach Murat isn’t one of those people who ran some races and took a couple fitness classes to become a fitness instructor.  He is a true expert, with an extensive advanced education in physiology and fitness.  He is a world class runner with many titles to his name.  His extensive resume includes training national level runners.  His business is fitness and running, and he knows his business well.

If you want to significantly improve your running—no matter what your experience or skill level is, if you are plagued with nagging injuries, or even if you don’t run but want to feel and look better, please come join Coach Murat.  He will change your life too!

Tracy Russillo

Maria I. 

"I have worked with Murat for the past 3 years. He has improved my overall health by listening to my needs and making sure that the workout is appropriate. He has built a better foundation of health for me thereby helping me to avoid injuries during my workouts."
"I have been training with Murat since 2002 when I began recovery from a major back surgery. I am in better shape today than I have ever been. My back and core are very strong and at sixty nine years old I can keep up with many people twenty years younger."

Virgil Hazelett


Call or contact Murat to schedule a free assessment!

Top Notch Running - Henrico, VA - United States

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