Oktoberfest 5 Miler Training

group starts SEPTEMBER 7TH in columbia

For the first time, you have the chance to train exclusively for the Oktoberfest 5 Miler!

Our 7-week 5 Miler training program is designed for beginner and intermediate-level runners who want to improve speed and endurance. Regardless of if you plan to race at the end of the program, this training group will help you develop a consistent running routine.

This special group program is offered exclusively at Charm City Run Columbia. 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. Your expert coach will provide plenty of advice and running education along the way including tips & tricks for hydration, nutrition and injury prevention.

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

Oktoberfest 5 Miler Training

This group starts September 7th and targets the Charm City Run Oktoberfest 5 Miler sponsored by Hysteria Brewing Company on Sunday, October 27th or any other similar race in the same time frame. You are also welcome to join the group even if you aren’t planning to race at the end.

Check below for specific training days and time.



Oktoberfest 5 Miler Training
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  • Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, refreshments and companionship

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

  • Weekly training plans.

  • Access to expert coaching services and advice

  • Training premium

  • Gait analysis with footwear recommendations

  • 10% store discount at Charm City Run

  • Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education

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.


Info Session:

  • Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30pm

First Run:

  • Saturday, September 7th at 8:00am

Training Runs: 

  • Wednesdays at 6:30pm

  • Saturdays at 8:00am

Coach: Cynthia Vissers

Sign up for the info session

Want to learn more about our Oktoberfest 5 Miler Program? Sign up for the info session on Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30pm at Charm City Run Columbia by completing the form below. This is your chance to meet your coach, learn more about the structure ofthe training program and ask any questions.

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Do you have a question about our Oktoberfest 5 Miler training program? Click here to email our training director, Kelly who 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.