Walk to 5K - 10 week Course

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Walk to 5K Clinic

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

This course runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Monday March 5th through Monday May 7th.  Registrants are welcome to sign up until the fifth week of the course (April 7th).

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 (@rundigsleep), an MEC Toronto Event Support Staff member will be leading the clinics, adding a great deal of knowledge on the aspects of running.



The clinic will take place every Monday evening from Monday March 5th through Monday May 7th.  Clinic time is 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  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

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Any questions or concerns please contact jdonald@mec.ca