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West Stride
3517 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA US 30327-2307

Make 2019 the year of running! Join West Stride for our Stride Strong 5K/10K Training Program and push yourself to achieve new running goals. Stride Strong is a fun, flexible and motivating program that includes 10 weeks of coached training and workouts to prepare you for a spring 5K or 10K road race. The program is open to both men and women and begins with a “Start Your Stride” run & info session on Saturday, January 26, 2019 and continues through April 6, 2019.

Who is this for? Designed for BEGINNERS and EXPERIENCED runners - Stride Strong offers two tracks to help accommodate all levels of participants:

  • New Strider (new to running or walking or getting back into running)
  • Seasoned Strider (currently running a few times a week/can complete 2-3 miles)

Each Saturday, Stride Strong will meet at 8:00am for a fun training session at West Stride led by Coach Jonathan Bair. The rest of the week, you fit in the prescribed training on your own schedule. Coach JB will help you target specific race day goals and teach you training tactics, race preparation and injury prevention tips. The program targets two key races: the Shamrock 'N Roll 5K/10K Road Race on Sunday, March 16, 2019, and the Northside Atlanta Women’s 5K on April 13, 2019.

The 10-week training program includes:

  • Coached Saturday Training Runs at 8:00am each week at West Stride* - Tackle a variety of workouts that prepare you for your race, reduce chance of injury and learn key elements of training for any running event. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity during these sessions to ask individual questions with your coach to get more specific feedback and info about training. (*Saturday training sessions will be held every week with exception of March 16th when we are running in the Shamrock ‘N Roll. Locations will be West Stride with one possible off-site run at the river that is to be determined.)
  • 10 Weeks of Workout Plans targeting your specific level and goals
  • Stride Strong Training Log to monitor your progress
  • Optional mid-week runs on Wednesdays at 6:30pm - at West Stride (and once a month at a local brewery)
  • West Stride Training Tee if you register by January 26th
  • Perks along the way including Feetures! performance running socks and more
  • Tips and information on training techniques, stretching, nutrition, race preparation and more
  • 30% discount on any TrainATL strength and recovery classes and services AND a special Stride Strong Strength class at TrainATL showing you the key moves that runners can implement to gain sport-specific strength gains.
  • Shoe Upgrade Option: exclusively for participants, pay $100 to add in a pair of new shoes from West Stride (valued up to $125)

Why choose this training program? Variety, Motivation, Expert Coaching and FUN! Our experienced coach and run leads will help you run or run/walk farther and faster, learn how to train and get you in fantastic shape. Plus, you’ll meet new friends and enjoy a motivational atmosphere to help you reach your goals.

Registration Fee: $99 for the full 10 week program, plus a kick off run and post-program party. (Note: Registration fee does not include race entry - you can decide what race you want to run! We will be hosting tents at both the Shamrock 'N Roll Road Race in March and Northside Atlanta Women's 5K in April.)

Training program Contact Info
If you have any questions about this training program, please contact the training program director at

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