Running Classes

Thheart and solee Beginning Running Class is an eight-week course designed to take you from a beginning runner to 5K runner. Each evening begins with approximately 30 minutes of classroom instruction then we hit the streets for a run that gradually increases in distance from 1/2 mile to 3.1 miles.

The newest fall class starts on September 7, 2023, a Thursday, and lasts for 8 weeks. The class will be held again at the Salisbury PD headquarters on Liberty Street. The class gets underway each Thursday evening at 6pm with a classroom session that covers topics such as a class overview, shoes and equipment, stretching and strengthening, running form, nutrition, injury prevention and safety. A professional in the topic will teach the class each night.

After the classroom session, we will go outside and start running slowly and with walking mixed in. This is a running class, not a class for walkers, and while walking will certainly be allowed, the point is to learn to run. On the first night, we’ll cover a half-mile by running or run/walking. Each class will gradually increase the distance until the 8th class reaches 3.1 miles, a 5K. Additional running, usually three other workouts, will be scheduled on other days of each week.

The fee for the class, individual coaching, a training dri-fit shirt, one free race and a one-year membership in Salisbury Rowan Runners remains at $65, unchanged for at least six years. Graduation will happen after the 8th class following completion of the final night’s 5K run on the certified Greenway, Bare Bones 5K course, starting and finishing at Knox Middle School. Participants must not miss more than two meeting nights to graduate and receive a diploma.

Registration is available at the link below or can be done in person at the first class. This is an adult class but children, 12 and up, can attend when approved on an individual basis ahead of the first class. All participants must be attentive. Please call 704-310-6741 or 704-202-6602 with any questions.

Make plans now to join us for our next class beginning on September 7, 2023!

Beginning Runners Program Flyer – Beginning Running Class

Sign Up Online Here – Beginning Running Class Registration

Printable Registration FormBeginning Running Class Registration



Upcoming Calendar Events

Events in September 2023

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August 28, 2023 August 29, 2023 August 30, 2023 August 31, 2023 September 1, 2023 September 2, 2023(1 event)

All day: Robert Stephen Gilmore Labor of Love 5K

September 3, 2023
September 4, 2023 September 5, 2023 September 6, 2023 September 7, 2023(1 event)

All day: Fall Beginning Running Class

September 8, 2023 September 9, 2023(1 event)

All day: Run for the Word 5K

September 10, 2023
September 11, 2023 September 12, 2023 September 13, 2023 September 14, 2023(1 event)

All day: Fall Beginning Running Class

September 15, 2023 September 16, 2023(1 event)

All day: Race to the River 5K

September 17, 2023
September 18, 2023 September 19, 2023 September 20, 2023 September 21, 2023(1 event)

All day: Fall Beginning Running Class

September 22, 2023 September 23, 2023 September 24, 2023
September 25, 2023 September 26, 2023 September 27, 2023 September 28, 2023(1 event)

All day: Fall Beginning Running Class

September 29, 2023 September 30, 2023 October 1, 2023