The Comox Valley Road Runners 5K Run Clinic helps beginners build the knowledge and confidence to complete a 5K race and experienced runners the skills to run faster than ever.

The Comox Valley Road Runners 5K Run Clinic helps beginners build the knowledge and confidence to complete a 5K race and experienced runners the skills to run faster than ever.

Learn to run – or run faster – with 5K clinic

Comox Valley Road Runners clinics run Jan. 14 through March 18

Are you ready to change the way you feel about yourself and your body, and to define some new beliefs about what you can accomplish in the realm of walking or running?

The Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) invite you to break through your mental and physical barriers with their annual “Body Positive” 5K Run Clinic.

The clinic, which runs Saturday mornings from Jan. 14 through March 18, is designed to give runners and aspiring runners everything they need to boost their confidence and surpass their expectations – whether it’s recording a personal best time or simply having the courage and support to complete their first 5K run.

“The 5K Clinic is actually three clinics in one,” explains CVRR clinic director Leslie Dargie. “It’s a walk clinic, giving walkers the skills to power through 5K and potentially turn that walk into a run; it’s a run clinic designed to give beginners the knowledge and confidence to safely complete a 5K distance; and it’s a race clinic, where experienced runners can improve their pace with hill training, pick-ups and fartleks.”

In addition to weekly training runs, participants will learn about a different aspect of running each week – from injury prevention, cross training and nutrition to stretching, motivation and proper footwear.

The clinic culminates on March 18 with the CVRR 5K Fun Run, which Dargie says is always hugely rewarding event.

“It’s always incredible to see the changes in our participants, some of whom had never run even a single kilometre before signing up,” she says. “They all support each other and they cross that finish line with huge smiles, confidence and a sense of accomplishment that’s through the roof. That’s what this clinic is all about; it’s about changing lives.”

The cost of the 5K Clinic is just $50 for all 10 sessions, which also includes a one-of-a-kind technical T-shirt. Participants can register in person at Extreme Runners (436 Fifth Street) or at the Lewis Centre, or they can contact Leslie Dargie at 250-897-1213 to register by phone and pay by cheque.

For more information, visit www.cvrr.ca/5km-running-clinic.

 

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