Run a Half Marathon - 10 Week Running Program

  • Date
    From Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 to Wednesday, 23 October, 2019
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Victoria
    1450 Government St
    Victoria, BC


Improve your running skills and techniques with MEC, complete with lectures over a 10-week period. 

This gradual training program is designed to prepare participants to run a Half Marathon over the course of 10 weeks. Participants often begin at different levels of fitness and are encouraged to complete each training session to the best of their ability. This clinic is based on a 5 day/week training plan, allowing you to run 20K+ at the end of the clinic. This program is progressive and fun; the amount of running varies, with the introduction of strength/hill/speed training to help you acheive your goals. Experience running at least 10K is required. 

Weekly sessions will consist of a 25min class covering training, fitness and technique, nutrition, GPS and heart rate monitor usage and more, followed by a 40-60min group run session. 

Need extra motivation? This clinic is positioned to keep your training on track for MEC Race THREE 2019. Add a race entry to your registration and celebrate your accomplishments with a race!


$50 - 10 week program

Clinics are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see our refund policy here


This clinic takes place every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm August 21st through October 23rd.

A training program will be provided to you at the first session outlining the entire training program, complete with dates, weekly distances, and clinic topics. Weekly focus topics will be presented by our knowledgeable MEC run clinic leaders and special guests.

Week Lecture
1 Program Overview
2 Safety & Injury Prevention
3 Strength Training for Runners
4 Cross Training
5 Heart Rate & Hill Training
6 Nutrition
7 Proper Running Shoe Selection
8 Run Posture & Dynamic Stretching
9 Speedwork Overview
10 Motivation & Race Prep

Participants can also join our MEC Run Crew for weekly meet-ups to supplement their training.


  • Come dressed for the weather (precipitation, temperature, trail conditions)
  • Wear reflective clothing/ lights to ensure visibility and safety
  • Gear check is available for storage during your run
  • We recommend you come prepared with a watch, water bottle/ hydration system


Phillip Baird: Phil grew up in Burlington, ON with a focus on sports and athletics: hockey, football and strength training. After an ACL tear changed his ability to enjoy the activities that had been a big part of his life, he felt lost and was looking for new challenges. As a result Phil discovered running, and shortly after that, triathlon. Through a slow and steady approach to training and racing, he has been able to complete some epic endurance events: the Ultra 520K Canada (held in Penticton, BC) and the Patagonman Extreme Triathlon (held in Coyhaique, Chile). Phil looks forward to sharing his experiences and helping others make their personal challenges attainable.


For more information about our events, please contact MEC Victoria Outreach Coordinator by email at or by phone at (250)386-2667 ext.235