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

Winter 2018/2019 Beginning Runners Training (Couch to 5k)

December 2, 2018 - February 9, 2019

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

December 2, 2018 – February 9, 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

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 PM and Sunday at 8 AM, beginning Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Sundays 8 AM – Weems-Whelan Field/Bates Middle School (¼ mile oval) Track (off of 935 Spa Rd by the City of Annapolis Public Works Garage stop light), Tuesdays 6 PM – Annapolis High School track (left of school building). Thursdays 6 PM – meet at Anne Arundel Community College Center for Applied Learning and Technology (CALT) lower lobby and running in parking lot below YMCA.

Target Race

Valentine’s 5K

Registration

Register for this training session before January 12, 2019.

Registration Link

Coaches

  • Paul Thorn
Email the coaches:
Winter5kTraining@annapolisstriders.org 
Facebook Group

Training Information

Sessions and Locations

Sunday 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
Annapolis High School
2700 Riva Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

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Thursday evenings 6 PM
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy
Arnold, MD 21012 United States

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