the perfect group to start or continue your running journey!
winter 5K groups - start december 1st!
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! Each group targets a local 5K race 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 all 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 5K Group!
train for a fun 5k at the end of the program & stay motivated during the chilly winter months
Our next 5K group starts December 1st and ends January 5th. All groups will be invited to participate in a fun 5K at the end of the training program. Regardless of if you want to race - join the group to keep running and stay motivated while it’s cold outside!
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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
Brooks training premium
Gait analysis with footwear recommendations
10% store discount at Charm City Run
Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education
Training Dates & Times
Check out the meeting dates and times for the training location closest to you. 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 an info session, please fill out the form below.
Info Session & First Run:
Saturday, December 1st at TBA
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Saturdays at TBD
Coach: Helaine Bernstein
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sign up for an info session
Want to learn more about our next 5K Training program? Sign up for an informational session at your closest Charm City Run location. Each session will take place directly before the first day of training. 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!
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."
Do you have a question about our 5K training program? Submit the form below and our training director will get back to you.