The Steeplechasers are pleased to offer a new Co-ed 5K Training Program this fall. Our training programs are a great way to stay motivated, meet awesome people and fall in love with running. This one would be great for anyone thinking about starting to run, or maybe has had some false starts. Free to club members (membership is only $20 a year, so it’s an amazing value). Recruit a family member or friend and join the fun!

Goal Race: Headless Horseman 5K, October 27, 2018

Program Length: 8 weeks

Information Session: Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30 PM, Charm City Run, 467 West Patrick Street, Frederick

First Run: Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 PM, Talley Recreation Center, 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick

Coach: Robert Hall, RRCA Certified Running Coach

The FSRC Co-ed 5K Training Program is ideal for:

  • Walkers who would like to begin adding short run segments to improve fitness and run-walk a 5K race.
  • Casual runners who would like to be able to consistently run an entire 5K race.
  • Intermediate runners comfortable with racing the 5K distance who would like to improve their race time.
  • Anyone who would like to run with a group to make friends and get motivated to move.

Each participant is given a training plan including recommendations for mileage, cross-training, and days off. While some runs will need to be done on your own, volunteer coaches lead group runs twice a week. Group runs are encouraged, but not mandatory. A private Facebook page provides a place to coordinate additional runs with other participants, and to get support and advice from more experienced participants and your volunteer coaches. We try our best to answer your questions, or at least connect you with someone who can.

For more information and to register, visit this link.