Gaithersburg 5K Training

255 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

First Run

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Start Time

7:00 am

Training Runs

Every Wednesday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:30 pm 7:00 am
Sandy Lamparello

Coach: Sandy Lamparello

Sandy did not grow up running, at least not any longer than required to run the bases while playing softball. She started running in her mid-30s with a coworker to give them a break from the office during lunch breaks. About a year after starting to run, Sandy ran her first half marathon and quickly signed up for her first marathon. The coaches and pacers who got her through that race 14 years ago inspired her to help new runners, and she became a pacer and eventually earned her RRCA coaching certification.

Sandy has completed races from 1 mile up to 26.2 miles and has also completed several multi-day ultra challenges. She loves road running but is also an avid trail runner. RAGNAR events are one of her favorite ways to spend a weekend.

If you are ready to run your first 5K or return to running after a break, Sandy is here to help you accomplish your goal. She cherishes every one of her race finishes, but finds even more joy from watching others reach their finish line.


Virtual Training

We also offer virtual training options for our training programs.. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.

Sponsored by Altra

Description

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 Charm City Gaithersburg. 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.san

Our next 5K group starts July 21st and targets a local 5K on August 31st. Regardless of if you want to race – join the group to enjoy creating a consistent running routine with a supportive small group!

Requirements

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

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
  • 15% OFF CHARM CITY RUN SIGNATURE RACES
  • NUTRITION, GEAR AND INJURY PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • ALTRA TRAINING PREMIUM

Questions

Do you have a question about our training programs? Send an email to our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.

Gaithersburg 5K Training

255 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

First Run

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Start Time

7:00 am

Training Runs

Every Wednesday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:30 pm 7:00 am

Sponsored by Altra

Description

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 Charm City Gaithersburg. 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.san

Our next 5K group starts July 21st and targets a local 5K on August 31st. Regardless of if you want to race – join the group to enjoy creating a consistent running routine with a supportive small group!

Requirements

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

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
  • 15% OFF CHARM CITY RUN SIGNATURE RACES
  • NUTRITION, GEAR AND INJURY PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • ALTRA TRAINING PREMIUM

Questions

Do you have a question about our training programs? Send an email to our Training Director, Kelly Maurer, at kellym@charmcityrun.com and we will get back to you with more information.

Sandy Lamparello

Coach: Sandy Lamparello

Sandy did not grow up running, at least not any longer than required to run the bases while playing softball. She started running in her mid-30s with a coworker to give them a break from the office during lunch breaks. About a year after starting to run, Sandy ran her first half marathon and quickly signed up for her first marathon. The coaches and pacers who got her through that race 14 years ago inspired her to help new runners, and she became a pacer and eventually earned her RRCA coaching certification.

Sandy has completed races from 1 mile up to 26.2 miles and has also completed several multi-day ultra challenges. She loves road running but is also an avid trail runner. RAGNAR events are one of her favorite ways to spend a weekend.

If you are ready to run your first 5K or return to running after a break, Sandy is here to help you accomplish your goal. She cherishes every one of her race finishes, but finds even more joy from watching others reach their finish line.


Virtual Training

We also offer virtual training options for our training programs.. You can either purchase a training plan or sign up for monthly virtual training with access to an expert coach.