Walk to 5K - 10 week Course - Jul12

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  • Date
    Thursday, 12 July, 2018
  • Time
    From 07:00 pm to 08:00 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.

The course starts Thursday, June 28th running weekly through to Thursday, August 30. Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

To receive the full benefit of the skills and clinic experience, it is recommended that participants enroll from the beginning, but are still welcome to sign-up by the fourth week of the clinic (July 19).

Run Clinic Leader Freddy R (@freddyrjusto) 

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 5 to 15 minute talk followed by a specifically prescribed workout. Freddy R, an MEC Toronto Staff member will be leading the clinics, adding a great deal of knowledge on the aspects of running.



The clinic will take place every Thursday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, full 10 week session starts June 28th and runs until August 30th.  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 temperature, rain, 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