5K Beginning Runners

Come join our “get off the couch” program for beginning runners!

Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you. This class is intended for all who are looking to “get off the couch with no running experience at all” and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance. This program typically targets the Annapolis Striders Valentine’s Day 5K (Winter) or the WDF/RaTW 5K (Spring).  Registration and fees for those races are separate from this training program, and participation in those races is not required to join the training program.

This program is generally offered in Winter and Spring sessions and runs approximately 10 weeks.

Program Prerequisites

Participants should be capable of walking briskly for 20 minutes and should check with their health care professional prior to starting any fitness program.

Membership Requirement

Annapolis Striders training classes are a free benefit for members. In order to participate in this training class, you must have a current membership. You may become a member or renew an existing membership online or by mail-in form. After signing up as a member (or if you are already a member), you must also register for the training with the registration method for the upcoming session below. Training coaches will not accept membership signups or training registrations in-person at training sessions.

Goals

Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) race.

Program Features

Program features discussions on shoes, injury prevention, runner’s safety, nutrition, running attire, pre-warm up exercises and cross training.

Current Training Session

Spring 2019 Beginning Runners Training (Couch to 5k)

April 23, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Come join our “get off the couch” 10-week program for beginning runners

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Saturday July 13, 2019

Whether you are new to running or trying to return to running, this is a program for you. This class is intended for adults and families with children (age 10 and up) who are looking to “get off the couch-with no running experience at all” and do a 5K (3.1 miles) distance in a 10 weeks.

Participants should be capable of walking briskly for 20 minutes and should check with their health care professional prior to starting any fitness program.

When, Where, Parking

WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 PM and Saturday at 8 AM, beginning Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

WHERE: Weems-Whelan Field/Bates Middle School (¼ mile oval) Track

PARKING: Two choices:
1) 935 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD
2) Maryland Hall for the Arts Parking Lot at Caraway Ln and Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Registration

Register for this training session before May 23, 2019.

Registration Link

Coaches

  • Paul Thorn
  • Debbie Dirks
Email the coaches:
Spring5KTraining@annapolisstriders.org 
Facebook Group

Training Information

Sessions and Locations

Saturday mornings 8 AM
Bates Athletic Complex – Weems Whelan Field
935 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

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Tuesday evenings 6 PM
Bates Athletic Complex – Weems Whelan Field
935 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

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Thursday evenings 6 PM
Bates Athletic Complex – Weems Whelan Field
935 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

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