This beginner-friendly gradual training program is designed to prepare participants to run 5km over the course of 10 weeks.
The Walk to Run 5k program is based on a run/walk progression. It is progressive and fun, and the amount of distance run each week increases slightly to help ensure you achieve your goals. No past running experience is required, but we recommend you be comfortable running 1K before starting the program.
Participants often begin at different levels of fitness and are encouraged to complete each training session to the best of their ability.
Weekly sessions will consist of a 15-20min class covering training, fitness and technique, followed by a 20-30min group run session. A training plan will be provided to you at the first session outlining the entire clinic. Weekly emails will keep you in touch with your coach and on top of the training plan.
The clinic will take place every Monday evening from January 7 to March 11 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm, with the exception of any statuatory holidays. Please meet on-time at the MEC Vancouver (130 West Broadway) climbing wall, located inside the store. Ask a friendly staff member for assistance if needed.
A training program will be provided to you at the first session outlining the entire training program complete with dates, weekly distances totals, lecture topics, and scheduled homework runs.
If you have a history of health problems we recommend you consult a medical professional before starting the program -- as you should when you begin any new physical activity. Please come speak with the leader afterwards if you have any questions or concerns.
$40 for 10 weekly running instruction sessions, a training program, weekly check ins with your instructor, and advanced information on running topics designed to push you further.