We are a pack of rats running through the desert...and now parts of philly too!

While the DRRC began as an elite traveling team associated with Marana HS Cross Country in Tucson, AZ, it has since turned into something much larger. Currently we are residing in Philadelphia, PA and Coach Corrigan is training athletes of all ages on an individual basis. Beginning in May, the doors will be open to anyone that would like to join and compete as a team. There will be Training Plans, Group Runs, Organized Races, Community Service Projects, and many other opportunities to be part of a great group of people. We would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and promise that there will be more t-shirts for sale very soon!



CoachUP Athletes


Please check out our Gallery of Ugly Places We Run In and Around

(Still working on a shorter title and will soon update with places in Philly)






Coach Corrigan

Executive Director/Head Coach

(Desert Rats Running Club)

Assistant XC/Track & Field Coach

(Bryn Mawr College)

IAAF Level 5 Elite Endurance Coach

USATF Level 3 Endurance Coach

IAAF Level 5/USATF Level 3 - Youth Specialization Candidate

USATF Level 2 certified - Endurance

USATF Level 2 - Combined Events

NFHS Level 2 National Certification

USATF Coaches Registry 2016 -2018

2014 Cross Country Coach of the Year, Southern AZ DI

2017 Brooks Inspire Daily Coach


Check back in April for weekly updates...

or you can text "@desertrat" to 81010 and get them sent to your phone.

For additional information, please check out Remind.

News & Updates


Plans for an Elite Youth Group are on hold so that Coach Corrigan can continue with private coaching and complete the IAAF/USATF Elite Youth Specialization certification. In order to adhere to NCAA DIII Manual Bylaw 11.3.2, Coach Corrigan will continue to use the CoachUp application for local athletes. The application states that coach will travel in a 50 mile radius from King of Prussia, PA...but he has been willing to travel farther.

Please message if interested in online plans.


Here are a few updates since our big move in July...

~ We had two athlete's crush their goal of running a sub-4 hour marathon at the RnR San Diego Marathon

~ Our group of eight runners recently completed the 3,521 mile Amerithon Challenge!

~ Coach Corrigan received his IAAF Level 5 Elite Endurance Diploma, USATF Level 3 Endurance Certification, and is 2/3 done with the same diploma/certification in Youth Specialization

~ Coach Corrigan was selected to the 2017 Brooks Inspire Daily Program