Fall 5K Training

Targets the Baltimore Running Festival 5K

groups start the week of September 9th

Whether you are a walker looking to take your first running steps or an experienced 5Ker looking to improve your speed, there is a place in our training group for you! Our next program targets the Baltimore Running Festival 5K in mid-October but regardless of if you are racing at the end of the program, this group will help you establish a consistent running routine.

This 6-week 5K training program is offered at Charm City Run locations. You will meet twice a week for supported group runs with your fellow runners and coach - once for a speed workout and once for a distance run in addition to following a weekly training plan. The small group atmosphere will also allow you to connect with other runners in the area.

No running experience necessary! Runners, walkers and run/walkers of all levels welcome!


Join a Baltimore Running Festival 5K Group!

Our next 5K groups start the week of September 9th and targets the Baltimore Running Festival 5K on Saturday, October 19th. Regardless of if you want to race - join the group to enjoy creating a consistent running routine with a supportive small group!

Scroll down for specific meeting dates and times.

 

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What to Expect

  • Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, hydration and companionship

  • Positive and welcoming atmosphere for runners and walkers of all levels

  • Weekly training plans - beginner and intermediate options

  • Access to expert coaching services and advice

  • Gait analysis with footwear recommendations

  • 10% store discount at Charm City Run

  • Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education

  • Access to the CCR pre-race gathering at Shake Shack


Training Dates & Times

Before you head out for your first group run, your coach will lead an information session that will address the program expectations and benefits and answer any of your questions. To sign up for the info session, please fill out the form below.

Annapolis

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:30am

Coach: Jennifer Rooks

BEL AIR

Info Session:

  • Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30pm

First Run: 

  • Monday, September 9th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:30am

Coach: Crystal Owens

columbia

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 8:00am

Coach: Amy Brewer

 

fells point

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Aliya Reich

LOCUST POINT

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:00am

Coach: Alison Staples

timonium

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:00pm

  • Saturdays at 7:30am

Coach: Christin Bubert

 

walking group option

Our Charm City Run walking group is a great opportunity for those who are interested in running (but maybe not ready to jump right in) to get to know Charm City Run, how the groups work and the people who are involved. It is also a great way for those that may have had to take a break from running to stay involved in the community. As it is fairly new, the walking locations and distances will be designed around the goals of the group itself to a certain extent, but generally will start with shorter distances and lower difficulty levels and work to be able to finish the race and reach any other intended goals.

ANNAPOLIS

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:30am

Coach: Susan Noble

Timonium

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:30am

Coach: Dana Trageser

 

advanced 5K training option

Are you ready to take your 5K training to the next level? This program is designed for runners who have completed previous 5K races and are looking to improve their fitness and speed to finish amongst the top athletes in their respective age groups. While the format of the group is the same as our other 5K groups, the focus of this group will be achieving specific time and place goals for the 5K. If you are ready to put in the work to get faster, this is the group for you!

QUALIFICATIONS

In order to participate in our Advanced 5K Training Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have completed a 5K in the past 18 months with the following time standards:

    Male 18-39: 22:30 or faster

    Male 40 and over: 24:30 or faster

    Female 18-39: 25:30 or faster

    Female 40 and over: 27:30 or faster

  2. Be willing to run 30-35 miles per week during training.

Timonium

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 7:30am

Coach: Chad Boyle

 

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Sign up for the Info Session

Want to learn more about our upcoming 5K Training program? Sign up for an info session at your closest Charm City Run location. Each session will take place directly before the first day of training, except in Bel Air, so come ready to run! Registered or not, you are welcome to attend the first day and get a feel for the group, meet your coach and ask any questions!

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Word on the Street

"When I turned 54, I thought, ‘now is the time to join a running program!’ I did not feel out of place in this group. I felt welcomed and encouraged. So I kept attending and laughing and training and, to my surprise, started to be able to run a short distance without stopping. When I started I literally could not run around a city block without stopping. With many of my friends from my running group, I ran my first 5K without walking at the Baltimore's Women's Classic a few months later. I was so amazed that I was able to accomplish this that I actually cried.

- Julie


Questions?

Do you have a question about our 5K training program? Email our training director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.


 
 
Brooks is the proud sponsor of Charm City Run training programs.

Brooks is the proud sponsor of Charm City Run training programs.