Spring Fast Track 5k & 10k Training Program - Kalamazoo

Sun March 3 - Sun April 28 Kalamazoo, MI 49007 US Directions

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Western Michigan University Read Fieldhouse
Kalamazoo, MI US 49007


Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is bringing the Fast Track 5k and 10k Training Program indoors!  Space is limited to the first 75 registered participants.  The spring session of 2019 Fast Track program will be held at the Western Michigan University Read Fieldhouse indoor track and offers four levels of workouts designed to meet your goals whether beginner or experienced runner.  Led by experienced KAR coaches, the program targets the Borgess 5k and 10k scheduled for May 5, 2019 and includes training schedules, individual guidance, clinic night and structured track workouts.  Sessions are conducted from 7:45 to 9:30am Sunday mornings and the program runs March 3th through April 28th, 2019 (April 21st will be off due to Easter Sunday). Session on April 7th will be held at the WMU Student Rec Center indoor track. Children under age 18 must have parental permission to participate and children ages 13 and under must have a parent, guardian, or another responsible adult authorized by the parent or guardian on site during the sessions. 

There will be a no obligation information night to learn more about this program held on February 19, 2019 at Down Dog Yoga (316 S. Kalamazoo Mall #108, Kalamazoo 49007) at 7:15pm.  After the presentation (with Q&A) there will be a free mini yoga session graciously led by one of the instructors at Down Dog!  

Price increases after 3/2/19!  Register online before then to lock in training at the lower rate!

Program Levels:

* Fast Track I (Beginner Walk to Run 5k Program) – Geared towards transitioning the new runner from walking to running and completion of a first 5k.

* Fast Track II (Step Up 5k & 10k Program) – Step up to the next level through our own custom designed program incorporating light fartlek (speed-play) and a gradual mileage build-up.  Geared towards runners who have mastered their first 5k, and are ready to go the next level of training for the 5k distance, or to build up mileage to run their first 10k.  (under 20 miles/week)

* Fast Track III (Introduction to Speedwork 5k & 10k Program) – Geared towards transitioning a runner who has some 5k and/or 10k running experience, but is new to track workouts and is looking for a lower mileage program (under 25 miles/week).

* Fast Track IV (Competitive Speedwork 5k & 10k Program) – Geared towards competitive runners with 5k and/or 10k racing and track workout experience who are seeking optimal performance and/or a higher mileage program (25 + miles week).


Program is $35 to members of KAR.   Participants may join (new members) or renew (existing members) their KAR membership upon registration. 


Optional technical shirts are available for an additional $20.  Reserve your shirt upon registration through February 20, 2019 at 5:00pm.


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