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BRRC Beginner/Intermediate 5K Training Program

Thu February 22 - Sat May 25, 2024 Baltimore, MD 21284 US


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PO Box 9825
Baltimore, MD US 21284


BRRC BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE TRAINING GROUP- SPRING 2024 Begins February 22 and continues until May 4, with goal race of the 5K of The Frederick Running Festival on May 4th. (You must sign up for the goal race on your own)

Overview: People decide they want to learn how or to improve their existing skills with walking or running a 5K in time for fall races. Join the Baltimore Road Runners to do just that, plus meet new friends and have a lot of fun!

Goals and Purposes:

The 5K RUNNERS Training Group is designed for six groups of people.

• Walkers who want to complete their first 5K
• Walkers who have completed a 5K, but want to improve their skills
• Those who want to learn how to run a 5K
• Runners who have run a 5K, but want to improve their skills
• Those who want to return from an injury utilizing the safety of a structured program
• Families who want to run together in a structured environment
Under the leadership of experienced, certified coaches, runners will be introduced to topics such as proper running form, clothing choices, pacing, hill strategy, hydration, static and dynamic stretching, and more.

A 10-week schedule will be provided to all participants. Participants self-identify which group they want to join, and may change groups at will. 

Both walkers and runners will be introduced to intervals, where they walk faster or run for a specified time period, then walk briskly to recover for a specified time.

The speed-walking/running time will be increased and the recovery time decreased as the training progresses. The distances will also be increased during the training.

Location: The group will meet twice a week on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Thursday evenings (First meeting on August 3) - Carver Center for Arts and Technology – 938 York Rd. Baltimore, MD 21204  The group will meet at the track.  Time: 6:30 P.M. Water will be provided

Saturday mornings- The locations will vary, to introduce trainees to local running spots. The first will be at Meadowood Regional Park on 2/24) -- 10650 Falls Rd. Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093. Meet in the parking lot of the park, at the Falls Rd. entrance. Time: 6:45 AM, take-off at 7 o Water will be provided.

Dates: February 22, 2024 to May 4, 2024 (10 Weeks) 

Target Race: 5/4/2024 Frederick Running Festival 5K  

Leads: Ginnie Welsh and Marie Smith

Cost: There is no cost to this program, but BRRC membership is encouraged. To join, go to

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