Our Fleet Feet Bloomington 5K & 10K Training Program is an 8-week program designed to prepare runners for their first ever 5K or 10K or help seasoned runners meet a new performance goal. Both programs will have options for beginners and more advanced runners.
We believe it is important to train with a goal in mind, usually (but not always) that goal is a race. During these COVID times it's become difficult to find a race and not everyone is comfortable attending a race. This program is structured for you to participate in The Big Run on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. However - your goal might just be to run for fun with great people and that works, too.
There will be an optional informational session on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:15 p.m. at the store. We will also live stream the info session on Facebook. Attend or watch our meeting to learn more about the programs to determine if they are right for you and get your questions answered. Our program kick-off and first workout will be Saturday, April 17 at 8:00 a.m.
When: Weekly group training runs will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays.
Where: The group will meet at Fleet Feet Bloomington, Tipton Park, Jersey Hill, Rosa Parks Commons, Rollingbrook Park and other locations in Bloomington-Normal. Participants will receive a program calendar that highlights where the group will meet each week as well as weekly email reminders. Our intention is to only meet outside until it becomes safe to once again meet as a group indoors.
Program Cost: $70 (does not include race fee but program participants receive a special race discount)
Additional Info: Due to the uncertainly of COVID this program will have some changes from our usual offerings. Participants will need to provide their own hydration for runs but we will help you figure that out at our kickoff session. We won't be able to provide a key box or any shareable tools, gear or snacks. At any point in time our program may become virtual. There is limit of 50 participants/mentors for this program. No matter what happens we will still show you how Running Changes Everything and Running Will Never Be Cancelled.
As part of this Fleet Feet Bloomington Training Program, you receive:
**An eight week 5K or 10K training plan with weekly workouts for running, cross training, and recovery
**The camaraderie of others that are excited to be running with other people!
**Educational information on running form, running motivation, nutrition, hydration and more
**Support from coaches and other participants to answer individual questions and help motivate you on your training journey
**Program technical shirt and other great swag
**A 15% store discount for the duration of the program (excludes sale items and electronics)
**Facebook group for participants only and access to a training program graduates Facebook group after program completion
For more information please email our Training Program Coordinator Julie Zei at (email@example.com)