FREE Baltimore Women's Classic 5K Training

Congratulations on registering to run the mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K! Now it's time to sign up for training!

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This year, New Balance is offering FREE training to anyone and everyone who signs up to run or walk the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K. From beginner walkers to intermediate runners, there is a spot for every woman in our groups.

The BWC Women’s Training Program is presented to prepare you for the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K. Our goal is to provide a fun and supportive workout, and to encourage women to embark on a lifelong program of fitness.

The training is broken into four groups, depending on your own goals and physical condition. Whether you have yet to start a walking program, or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your race time, one of our groups will be right for you. We offer groups for:

  • Beginning & Intermediate Walkers
  • Walker to Run
  • Beginning Runners
  • Intermediate Runners

Our coaches will help you determine the best group for you. You are also welcome to change groups at any time during the program based on your progress or fitness level. There is a great deal of flexibility—you can alter the workouts to meet your needs—our coaches will help you find the right workout to achieve your personal running/walking goals.

Each week’s training session will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and will include speakers on a variety of fitness-related topics, a warm-up session and a great workout.  Participants also get a training program tee shirt at the end of the program if they attend 4 or more training sessions.

Training will start the week of May 14th and will conclude with the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K on June 24, 2018.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Supported group runs once 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
  • Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education

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Dates & Times

Annapolis

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Jennifer Rooks

Location: Charm City Run Annapolis, 1910 Towne Centre Blvd. Suite 120, Annapolis, MD 21401

Bel air

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Pam Moore

Location: Charm City Run Bel Air, 126 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014

BOWIE

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Thursday, May 17th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Thursdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Diana Noel

Location: Allen Pond Park, Bowie, MD (Meet at the parking lot near Ice Rink)

 

COLUMBIA

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Thursday, May 17th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Thursdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Meghan Fugate

Location: Charm City Run Columbia, 7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

DRUID HILL

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Monday, May 14th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Mondays at 6:30pm

Coach: Kara Whittington

Location: 900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD 21217 (Meet at the basketball courts)

Fells Point

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Lauren Seserko

Location: Charm City Run Fells Point, 1500 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

 

frederick

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Helaine Bernstein

Location: Charm City Run Frederick, 467 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21702

Lake Montebello

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Monday, May 14th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Mondays at 6:30pm

Coach: Meghan Murphy & Salome Jina

Location: Lake Montebello, Baltimore, MD 21218

locust point

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Sarah Vitale

Location: Charm City Run Locust Point, 1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

 

Meadowbrook park

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Chrissy Josey

Location: Meadowbrook Park, 5001 Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (Meet at the pavillion behind the MAC)

timonium

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Michele Mueller & Stephanie Churchill

Location: Charm City Run Timonium, 2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Westminster

Info Session & First Run: 

  • Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30pm

Training Runs: 

  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Coach: Christin Bubert

Location: Wakefield Valley Golf Course, 1000 Fenby Farm Road, Westminster, MD 21158

 

Questions about training?

We're here to help! Please email our Training Program Director, Kelly, at kellym@charmcityrun.com.