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Running Start is an 8 week training program for walkers and beginning runners who want to learn to run, build their endurance and complete a 5K (3.1 mile) race. PGRC's Women’s Distance Festival 5k and Men's 5k on Sunday, August 17, 2019 is the targeted graduation race. The program is coached by RRCA Certified Adult Running Coaches.
Participants: Running Start is open to beginning runners and/or runners who are returning to the sport after many years. If you have completed a 5k or greater distance race (8k, 10k, etc.) in the past 6 to 12 months or you are already running 3 or more miles without walking, we encourage you to register for PGRC's Fall 10k training which will begin in late September/early October.
Program Structure: The training consists of three (3) group workouts per week. Participants train as a group with head coaches and pace leaders on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Program Requirements: men and women ages 18 and up with the ability to walk and willingness to run.
Membership Status: Active PGRC club membership. If you are not a member, you will be prompted to join PGRC during registration.
Medical Clearance: If you are under medical care, have a medical condition or have not exercised recently, we recommend that you secure a clearance from your doctor before participating in this or any training program.
Required Supplies and Equipment
Suggested Supplies and Equipment
Note: The Women's Distance Festival 5k and Men's 5k Race registration is not included in program fee.
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