This program will get you started toward your running goals.

Learn all you need to know about running in all kinds of weather, nutrition, goal setting, injury prevention, motivation, pacing and much more. With a gradual progression  and training strategies to improve distance and stamina, at the end of this program you will be running longer than you ever imagined possible!  In addition, the run clinics endeavour to really educate new runners on the tools that will make running an effective fitness tool and lifelong pursuit.


Learn to run 5 km Clinic: May 11th to June 29th, 2014

Dates: May 11, 18, June 8, 15, July 6**, 20, Aug 9, 16

**Followed by Yoga in the Park @11am

Times: Sunday @ 10am


This program will take you from the Learn to Run right up to the 5K distance. Prepare for your first 5K event and improve your current fitness as you ease into your running program gradually. It is great for beginners and those who have had the winter off from running outdoors.  Trail running is much different than a treadmill so give your body time to adjust by starting off with the basics.



Meeting point is at the Church/Shell Gas Station on Dickens Drive In Dickensfield.


How much does it cost?

5$ drop in.

Why Join A Running Clinic?

There are a lot of good reasons to join a running group (and even a few bad ones), such as:

Motivation — a regularly scheduled workout with friends in the same boat is a great reason to get out of the house and get it done.

Specificity — sure anyone can just go out and run, but to achieve a goal safely and effectively, a coach and a training program takes a lot of guesswork out of an already challenging endeavour.

Accountability — a group of peers waiting up for you and a plan to follow can make all of the difference to a workout routine.
Information — there is so much of it out there, how can you tell what applies to you? Having a coach familiar with your specific circumstances can help assemble the choices that are right for you.

Safety — injuries can happen, but training safely with a plan that builds in recovery and manageable mileage with a group looking out for you will help lessen the chances.

In Balance goals are two-fold: having fun and injury prevention. Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to do this to themselves. You should ease into your running program gradually. In fact, the beginners' program we outline here is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from couch potato to runner, getting you running three miles (or 5K) on a regular basis in just one month. 

Come out and have fun running.  It is a great way to get fresh air, exercise, mental relief from stresses and even run your dog too!  Yes dogs are welcome!