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4RUN3 Spring 2024 5K/10K Training Program

Wed March 27 - Sun June 9 East Longmeadow, MA 01028 US Directions



78 Center Square
East Longmeadow, MA US 01028


Spring is for running with 4RUN3!  Looking to get back into running, to start running, or to maintain your fitness with group accountability?  Then this program is for you!  ALL levels of runners, run/walkers, and walkers are welcome!    

Program Basics:

  • Two "tracks" will be offered:
    • The 5K track, which starts at 1 mile and maxes out at 4 miles
    • The 10K track, which starts at 3 miles and maxes out at 6 miles
  • Each group session will feature two routes, one for each track.
  • Participants can start in whichever track they like and can switch back and forth as needed.
  • Training begins Wednesday, 3/27/24
  • Group sessions on Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM and Saturdays @ 9:00 AM
  • All group sessions will begin and end at 4RUN3, located at 78 Center Square in East Longmeadow.
  • The graduation race for this program will be the much loved NICU Family & Friends 5k, 10k, & 1 Mile Road Race, scheduled for Sunday, 6/9/24 at Minnechaug Regional High School.  
    • The cost of the race registration is not included, but all group participants will receive a coupon code for a discounted registration fee.
    • Participation in the graduation race is encouraged, but not required.

Training Overview:

  • 5K participants should be able to comfortably run, run/walk, or walk 1 mile.
  • 10K participants should be able to comfortably run, run/walk, or walk 3 miles.
  • Route maps with turn-by-turn directions provided.
  • Additional navigation support available using RunGo app and/or gpx navigation files which can be used with navigation-compatible Garmin watches.
  • All members will receive a program packet with suggested training schedule(s), optional strength training routines, recommended stretching routines, and more.
  • 3-4 workouts per week recommended (2 with group) plus 1-2 days of cross training (optional, but STRONGLY recommended).
  • Group coaching will be done through in person sessions (with optional individual coaching available upon request).
  • Coaching focus is on injury prevention, improving efficiency, and mental strategies.
  • All workouts begin with dynamic stretching to warm up and help avoid injury.
  • Recommended post-run stretching routine provided.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • two group meetings per week
  • training schedule (one for each track)
  • 4RUN3 Running Club membership
  • customized program technical shirt
  • detailed route maps and route navigation
  • team support and encouragement
  • weekly training eNewsletter
  • and more!

Online Registration Instructions:

  • Click on the "SIGN UP" button and complete the registration process.
  • About a week before the program starts, registered members will receive an email with a link to our private Facebook group and a pdf version of the program training packet (hard copies available on request).

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