Spring Women's Program
New for 2017!
Expanding on our extremely popular Fall Women's Running Group, we are now offering a Spring Program. This 8 week program is for those new to running, but is also appropriate for women who are already running and want to continue to participate for any reason.
We will begin in late February and end in mid April with the Illinois Marathon 5k. Differing from our Fall Program, group meetings are held at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana at the Race Street parking lot. The optional second weekly run will be concurrent with the Tuesday night Fun Runs, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at Meadowbrook Park (at the Windsor Street lot).
The goal of these balanced, progressive sessions is to develop a basic running program in order to prepare participants to complete a 5K race (3.1 miles). These would also work as a shorter run day for women training for a 10K race. This is not intended for women who are looking to competitively race a 5K. You may get faster as a result, but we will focus on running for enjoyment, rather than speed.
The 8-week program includes group runs with experienced runners on hand to provide guidance and instruction for individual training. Guest speakers will address topics such as stretching and running form, and all new participants will receive training/information packets, a performance shirt, and membership in Second Wind Running Club. Each session is 30-45 minutes. Participants should be able to walk briskly for 15-20 minutes 3-4 times per week before enrolling in this program.
The cost of $40 includes individual membership in Second Wind Running Club, training plan, and a technical shirt. Race registration is not included in the cost; you do not have to run the 5K to be part of the program. Registration for the program closes February 25, 2017 or when registration reaches 40 participants. No refunds. Payment is by debit/credit card only. Running is a great way to stay fit and make lifelong friends. Come join us!