Over twenty years ago we had a marathon training group that consisted of about 5 people. None were great runners. Some were better than others and experience varied. It was perfect and everyone knew we were in it together.
Times have changed. We now train several hundred people a season. No matter how big the group, our mission remains the same, to simply inspire you to cross your finish line. The power of a group should not be underestimated. The most significant inspiration will come from the people with whom you hit the track and roads. You will befriend runners of similar speed and experience but you will be encouraged by those faster and slower than you.
Running knows no social or athletic boundaries. Our groups consist of reporters, sales associates, executives, parents, college students, seniors, police officers, firefighters and others. Once you meet someone at 7:00 a.m. for a run, it makes no difference where you came from or how you got there. The real group accomplishment is the lifelong friendships that have been created and the healthy habits that have been cultivated.
At Charm City Run our goal is to safely train people from the new runner to the advanced marathoner. Our coaches and your fellow runners will help you reach your goals - whether you are aiming to finish your first 5K or achieve a new personal record. The journey is just as important as the race and we want to make it a fun and enjoyable experience. This is why we believe a group atmosphere is the best way to train for a long run. We strive to help you achieve your goal safely by a gradual increase in your training. We provide information and guidance on the importance of hydration, nutrition, and injury prevention. Physical therapists are also available to you during your training.
Our training programs are proudly sponsored by Altra. Thanks for helping us go the extra mile!
What To Expect
- Supported group runs and workouts twice a week with planned routes, hydration and companionship
- Positive and welcoming atmosphere for runners 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
- 15% off Charm City Run Signature Races
- Nutrition, gear and injury prevention education
Questions? We’re here to help.
Whether you have a question about one of our programs, or about training itself, we’re always happy to share our expertise. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.