Walk to 5K - 10 week Course - Oct19

  • Date
    Thursday, 19 October, 2017
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 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 Thursday September 21st through Thursday November 22nd.  Registrants are welcome to sign up until the fourth week of the course(October 12th)

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.  Rachel D, 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 SEVEN  on Sunday October 29th is included with your registration in this clinic.  



The clinic will take place every Thursday evening from Thursday September 21st through Thursday November 22nd from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  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 concerns please contact jdonald@mec.ca