St Michaels Running Festival 5K Training — Timonium

2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

First Run

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Start Time

7:00 am

Training Runs

Every Thursday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:30 pm 7:00 am
Jaci Schoel

Coach: Jaci Schoel

grew up in a family with a passion for sports. As a teen, I played numerous games of soccer in the front yard and became an archery champion. But as I aged, my activity levels decreased and my time being a coach potato began to take over my life. One day, when I climbed the stairs at school, I found myself huffing and puffing. That was foreshadowing of a greater threat and challenge: I was diagnosed with cancer. Running became part of my “I’ve got a lot more living to do” therapy. Cancer therapy is often exhausting but survivors are counseled to keep moving. For many reasons, a running lifestyle is life-affirming.

Initially, I signed up for the Kelly 5K. The vibe was exciting largely from an amazing community atmosphere that provides not only health and physical fitness benefits but amazing social benefits as well. Join a CCR training group and expect warm and rewarding new acquaintances with so many friendly and encouraging soon-to-be friends.

I was hooked. After surgery, I signed up for another group and had the fortune to meet one of several outstanding Charm City run coaches. It was through the encouragement of the first but not the last Charm City Run coach that I went from barely running a ¼ mile to breaking a PR goal that I had set for myself. Since then, I just keep going… more training and longer distances. Charm City coaches that I have had, have been exceptional. I have now run numerous 5Ks, 10Ks and even my first half.

Five years ago, I never would have said this: I love running. I enjoy the challenge of becoming a stronger, faster runner. Running is an outlet to let go of your worries and just be moving and improving. About the Charm City Run running community…I have never met such a caring group of people. Everyone in the CCR community seem passionate about giving to others as much or more than they receive…. this is a social and healthy-living community, fueled by passion, group support support and kindness.

Being in the CCR community can provide benefits that support each participant’s “day-job”. As a school librarian, I have had the chance to coach Girls on the Run and used many things I have learned from CCR to help my girls be successful in their first but not last 5K. I researched techniques and broke them down to share the basics. This was fascinating. It gave me a way of combining my love of teaching with my passion for running.

Running is not always easy. It is real work, but the benefits are amazing. As a 5K coach, I will always be there to support and encourage you to become the best you.


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 — Timonium

2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

First Run

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Start Time

7:00 am

Training Runs

Every Thursday Every Sunday

Start Time

6:30 pm 7:00 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.

Jaci Schoel

Coach: Jaci Schoel

grew up in a family with a passion for sports. As a teen, I played numerous games of soccer in the front yard and became an archery champion. But as I aged, my activity levels decreased and my time being a coach potato began to take over my life. One day, when I climbed the stairs at school, I found myself huffing and puffing. That was foreshadowing of a greater threat and challenge: I was diagnosed with cancer. Running became part of my “I’ve got a lot more living to do” therapy. Cancer therapy is often exhausting but survivors are counseled to keep moving. For many reasons, a running lifestyle is life-affirming.

Initially, I signed up for the Kelly 5K. The vibe was exciting largely from an amazing community atmosphere that provides not only health and physical fitness benefits but amazing social benefits as well. Join a CCR training group and expect warm and rewarding new acquaintances with so many friendly and encouraging soon-to-be friends.

I was hooked. After surgery, I signed up for another group and had the fortune to meet one of several outstanding Charm City run coaches. It was through the encouragement of the first but not the last Charm City Run coach that I went from barely running a ¼ mile to breaking a PR goal that I had set for myself. Since then, I just keep going… more training and longer distances. Charm City coaches that I have had, have been exceptional. I have now run numerous 5Ks, 10Ks and even my first half.

Five years ago, I never would have said this: I love running. I enjoy the challenge of becoming a stronger, faster runner. Running is an outlet to let go of your worries and just be moving and improving. About the Charm City Run running community…I have never met such a caring group of people. Everyone in the CCR community seem passionate about giving to others as much or more than they receive…. this is a social and healthy-living community, fueled by passion, group support support and kindness.

Being in the CCR community can provide benefits that support each participant’s “day-job”. As a school librarian, I have had the chance to coach Girls on the Run and used many things I have learned from CCR to help my girls be successful in their first but not last 5K. I researched techniques and broke them down to share the basics. This was fascinating. It gave me a way of combining my love of teaching with my passion for running.

Running is not always easy. It is real work, but the benefits are amazing. As a 5K coach, I will always be there to support and encourage you to become the best you.


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.