The Heart Mini and Flying Pig both offer great shorter distance events and not everybody aspires for a full or half marathon. That is why every year we train hundreds of folks to tackle a 5K or 10K. If you're new to the sport and are simply looking to learn the best training practices and practice with a fun group that will train you get across the finish line, we've got you covered. And if you're a seasoned runner who can complete a 5K or 10K already, we're here to help you improve on your time and performance with a structured and organized training plan within our super fun group. So whatever your goals, experience level or pace, our twice-annual 5K and 10K has got you covered!
Our 5K & 10K Training Program is designed for people who are currently in-active or new to walking or running OR people who are currently runners and would like to improve their 5K or 10K performance. This program is a 10 to 18 week training program (depending on season) that includes a weekly workout schedule as well as twice a week group training, which is the fun part! Your head coach, mentor for YOUR pace of walking or running, and new friends, will make this program a fun challenge! We not only help you build your strength and endurance, but your confidence and knowledge to continue your running career!
While we offer this program twice each year we have many participants who come back for more sessions or "graduate" on to some of our other programs like half or full marathons.
Although the workouts are different, the 5K and 10K participants are part of our spring and fall marathon and half training programs and will enjoy all of the same perks, benefits, discounts and fun events as every one else! To us, it's not how fast or far you walk or run, it's that you're getting out there and making it happen! Check out all of the fun perks you'll get along the way!
Our graduates also make GREAT Mentors! If you have done at least two 5Ks, and are interested in helping others cross the finish line of a 5K, mentoring could be a great fit for you. CLICK HERE to learn more about what being a mentor entails, and to fill out an application.