Walk to 5K - 10 week Course - Jul19

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  • Date
    Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
  • Time
    From 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Toronto
    400 King Street West
    Toronto, ON

Walk to 5K Clinic

Learn to run a fun and safe 5K over a ten week period.

This course runs May 31st through August 2nd

This ten week clinic will guide you through a fun and safe progression of walking and running with the aim of confidently preparing you to complete a 5K run.  Weekly sessions will consist of a 15 minute talk followed by a specifically prescribed workout.  Peggy, an MEC Toronto Staff member will be leading the clinics, adding a great deal of knowledge on the aspects of running.

Entry to MEC Toronto’s Road Race FIVE on Sunday August 20th is included with your registration in this clinic.  



The clinic will take place every Wednesday evening from May 31st through August 2nd from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  Please meet on time at the MEC Toronto Store (400 King Street West) Member Service Desk, located just inside the store.  Ask a friendly staff member for assistance if needed.

A training program will be provided to you at the first session outlining the entire training program complete with dates, weekly distances totals, lecture topics, and scheduled homework runs.

Lecture Topics Include:

Program Overview

Running Form

Goal Setting

Injury Prevention & Stretching


Heart Rate Training

Race Prep



  • Dress appropriately for each clinic; consider rain, temperature and day light.
  • There are washrooms and change rooms located in the store
  • It is recommended to bring the following:
    • Watch
    • Water Bottle / Hydration Belt
    • Head Lamp (if day light is minimal

Any questions or concernsplease contact jdonald@mec.ca