Turkey Trot 5K Training — Annapolis

87 Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401

First Run

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Start Time

7:30 am

Training Runs

Every Tuesday Every Saturday

Start Time

6:00 pm 7:30 am
 Stefanie Smith

Coach: Stefanie Smith

Originally a Seattle native, Stefanie has moved around the country as an Army spouse. Now settled here in Maryland, she wanted to make her new state feel like home. She sought a job at Charm City Run, after having a great experience shoe shopping and attending a community event.

In her childhood, Stefanie never would have imagined that she would have a passion for running and fitness. Sports? No way! Running? Never! She didn’t even run one consecutive mile until the age of 31, after deciding to sign up for a race as a way to bond with her then deployed spouse. During this time, she also pursued an education in fitness. She received an AA in Exercise Science and she holds certifications from both ACE and NASM, as well as a Level 1 CrossFit certification.
She has worked with athletes that range from active duty service members, to retirees, to those looking to run their first 5k.

“I remember completing my first 5k, and the joy it brought me. The moment I changed from thinking I could never be a runner, to realizing I WAS a runner. I want to share that joy with others and help them find the same confidence. I have completed every distance through and including the marathon, but I love having fun with the 5 and 10k. We make it a family affair.”

In 2022, she had a cardiac procedure that almost ended her running, but with time and patience she has been able to get back to enjoying the sport she loves.

Stefanie and her Husband have four kids, two dogs, three cats and an abundance of running shoes.


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

We are proud to be the Official Training Group of the The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity Race

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, October 14th and targets The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K on Thursday, November 23rd another race within that time frame. 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 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.

Turkey Trot 5K Training — Annapolis

87 Forest Plaza, Annapolis, MD 21401

First Run

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Start Time

7:30 am

Training Runs

Every Tuesday Every Saturday

Start Time

6:00 pm 7:30 am

Sponsored by Altra

Description

We are proud to be the Official Training Group of the The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity Race

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, October 14th and targets The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K on Thursday, November 23rd another race within that time frame. 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 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.

 Stefanie Smith

Coach: Stefanie Smith

Originally a Seattle native, Stefanie has moved around the country as an Army spouse. Now settled here in Maryland, she wanted to make her new state feel like home. She sought a job at Charm City Run, after having a great experience shoe shopping and attending a community event.

In her childhood, Stefanie never would have imagined that she would have a passion for running and fitness. Sports? No way! Running? Never! She didn’t even run one consecutive mile until the age of 31, after deciding to sign up for a race as a way to bond with her then deployed spouse. During this time, she also pursued an education in fitness. She received an AA in Exercise Science and she holds certifications from both ACE and NASM, as well as a Level 1 CrossFit certification.
She has worked with athletes that range from active duty service members, to retirees, to those looking to run their first 5k.

“I remember completing my first 5k, and the joy it brought me. The moment I changed from thinking I could never be a runner, to realizing I WAS a runner. I want to share that joy with others and help them find the same confidence. I have completed every distance through and including the marathon, but I love having fun with the 5 and 10k. We make it a family affair.”

In 2022, she had a cardiac procedure that almost ended her running, but with time and patience she has been able to get back to enjoying the sport she loves.

Stefanie and her Husband have four kids, two dogs, three cats and an abundance of running shoes.


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.