The Beginner 5K Training Program is designed to help those who want to run a 5K for their first time, their first time in a while, or are recovering from an injury.


This is a “Couch-to-5K” style walking/jogging program that is designed for the beginning runner (people not physically active) or for someone coming back to running after an extended break (a year or more). Members choosing this program will gradually build up from a walking/jogging structure to feeling confident physically and mentally about running the 5K at the conclusion of the program.

Your training sessions are designed so that we do not push you so hard that you get injured or become discouraged and don't want to come back! It takes you through the process at a pace that you can cope with without you feeling exhausted at the end of each training. This group is broken out into smaller pace groups so that each group allows you to vary the pace to suit your fitness levels. Each training session will last approximately 30-60 mins.

 

STRETCHING & STRENGTHENING

Each class will start with a structured warm-up, followed by a structured stretching program after each class. The Mon & Wed classes will also include strengthening exercises including core exercises, squats, lunges, and a variety of other exercises to enhance your running.


WHERE DO WE RUN?

Outside, of course! Yes, it's true, we run outside in the heat, cold, sun, rain, snow, and sleet... all year round. Many of our groups utilize the beautiful Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, which is across the street from Scranton Running Company. We may also run the streets of Scranton. 

BEGINNER 5K PROGRAM

Fall Session

Begins:
Sat, Sept 23rd

Last Training Day:
Wed, Nov 8th

Optional Culmination Race:
Run Against Hunger 5k/10k & 2 Mile Walk

 


3 Weekly Coached Runs
●  SATURDAY: 8:30 AM
●  MONDAY: 6:00 PM
●  WEDNESDAY: 6:00 PM


Registration Fee: $55
(does not include race entry fee)