The 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 class will begin in the spring of 2024 and last for 8 weeks. The class will be held at the Salisbury PD headquarters on Liberty Street. The class gets underway each Tuesday 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 spring, 2024! Stay tuned for more information.
Beginning Runners Program Flyer (example from fall, 2023) – Beginning Running Class
Sign Up Online Here – Beginning Running Class Registration
Printable Registration Form – Beginning Running Class Registration
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