Learn to Run 5K: Summer session

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  • Date
    Monday, 19 June, 2017
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Edmonton
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Edmonton
    11904 104 Ave
    Downtown Edmonton, AB

Summer Runnin' had me a blast!

Join MEC Edmonton for a 5k Running Clinic.  This session will place a special focus on getting you ready to run through the summer, staying cool and hydrated.  Our expert runners will share all the tips of the trade along with how to dress, stretch and more.

This beginner-friendly gradual training program that is designed to prepare participants to run 5km over the course of 10 weeks. We welcome all levels of fitness and encourage participants to complete each training session to the best of their ability. 

And as a bonus incentive - we include a free entry in Edmonton Road Race 6 on September 10th 2017
No past running experience is required. Weekly sessions will consist of a 15 - 30 min class covering training, fitness and technique, followed by a 30 - 40min group run session. A training plan will be provided to you at the first session outlining the entire clinic. 

Our Program:



Group Session


Welcome, Training Program Overview

Lecture 1: Gear up with Shoes, Clothing and Accessories

No group training


Lecture 2: Good Running Posture,

Dynamic Stretching & Form Drills

Fartlek Training:

3x1min Run,

Rest 2 min


Winter Running

Group Run: 2km


Lecture 3: Heart Rate Monitors

Group Run: 3km


Lecture 4: Hill training

Group Run: 4km


Lecture 5: Safety + Injury Prevention

Group Run: 3km


Lecture: Nutrition

Group Run: 3km



Group Run: 4km


Lecture 6: Race prep

Group Run: 5km




Cost: $40

Register here or in-store at MEC Edmonton

Need Help Training?

Join one of our drop-in run meet-ups for some additional motivation.

Day Run Group Time
Tuesday Elite & Recreational Group 6-7pm
Thursday Intermediate Group (runs 6 - 10 km) 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday Endurance Group (runs 10-19 km) 9-10:30am

Clinics will run on Monday evenings starting June 19th, 2017, from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Please note: Classes are cancelled on August 7th & September 4th for the holidays