St Michaels Running Festival 5K Training — Columbia

7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

First Run

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Start Time

6:30 pm

Training Runs

Every Tuesday Every Saturday

Start Time

6:30 pm 8:30 am
Amy Brewer

Coach: Amy Brewer

I was never really an "athlete". I dabbled in softball and volleyball in high school, played on a work softball team in my 20s and went to the gym regularly. That was about it. When I was in my 30s, a friend ran the Disney marathon. I thought "I can do that". In the spring of 2010 I joined a couch-to-5K program, and I finished my first half marathon that October. Since then, I've done 5Ks, 10Ks, 10 milers, countless half marathons and 2 marathons (and I'm not done yet)!

I coached Girls on the Run when my daughter was in 5th grade and I was the track and field coach at Rockville High School for 3 years. I love sharing my love of running with others, even those who say they hate running. The camaraderie of the running world is contagious- runners are just generally cool people. I love being part of the CCR family and working at the store in Columbia. As a teacher, I'm a people person by nature and love to see people reach their goals. I'll be right there, cheering you on, every step of the way!


Virtual Training

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

Sponsored by Altra

Description

Are you running the 5K at our St Michels Running Festival in May 2024? 

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 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.

Our next 5K groups start Saturday, April 6th* and targets the St. Michaels Running Festival on May 18th.  Regardless of if you want to race – join the group to enjoy creating a consistent running routine with a supportive small group!
*dates and times may vary by store location

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 premiums

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.

St Michaels Running Festival 5K Training — Columbia

7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

First Run

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Start Time

6:30 pm

Training Runs

Every Tuesday Every Saturday

Start Time

6:30 pm 8:30 am

Sponsored by Altra

Description

Are you running the 5K at our St Michels Running Festival in May 2024? 

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 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.

Our next 5K groups start Saturday, April 6th* and targets the St. Michaels Running Festival on May 18th.  Regardless of if you want to race – join the group to enjoy creating a consistent running routine with a supportive small group!
*dates and times may vary by store location

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 premiums

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.

Amy Brewer

Coach: Amy Brewer

I was never really an "athlete". I dabbled in softball and volleyball in high school, played on a work softball team in my 20s and went to the gym regularly. That was about it. When I was in my 30s, a friend ran the Disney marathon. I thought "I can do that". In the spring of 2010 I joined a couch-to-5K program, and I finished my first half marathon that October. Since then, I've done 5Ks, 10Ks, 10 milers, countless half marathons and 2 marathons (and I'm not done yet)!

I coached Girls on the Run when my daughter was in 5th grade and I was the track and field coach at Rockville High School for 3 years. I love sharing my love of running with others, even those who say they hate running. The camaraderie of the running world is contagious- runners are just generally cool people. I love being part of the CCR family and working at the store in Columbia. As a teacher, I'm a people person by nature and love to see people reach their goals. I'll be right there, cheering you on, every step of the way!


Virtual Training

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