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Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie's 2024 Big Run 5K/10K Training Program presented by Brooks

Mon April 8 - Wed June 5, 2024 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US Directions


Poughkeepsie, NY US 12601


Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie & Feldman Physical Therapy & Performance are partnering to offer this 8-week 5K/10K training group. Our goal race will be the 2024 Big Run which will take place on the evening of Wednesday, 6/5, at Gold's Gym Lagrange. PLEASE NOTE that registration for the race is a separate fee. After signing up for the training program, participants will receive a $5 discount code which can be used on race registration.

The training program kick-off session will be held on Wednesday, 4/10, at 7 pm at Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie. During the kick-off, we will review the training plan, go over what to expect in terms of strength training, as well as review some tips for a successful and injury-free training cycle. You will receive your training program no later than Tuesday, 4/9, so that you can come to the kick-off session with any questions you may have.   

This program offers 2 times a week group runs AND a once-a-week in-person weekly strength session:  
Run #1:  Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm at Fleet Feet starting on 4/10
Run #2:  Saturday mornings at 8:00 am at Morgan Lake Dutchess Rail Trail entrance starting on 4/13
Strength Session:  Thursdays at 6:30 pm at Gold's Gym in LaGrange starting on 4/11 - a membership to Gold's Gym is NOT needed to participate in these sessions. The weekly strength sessions are approximately 30 minutes in length and are completed using only body weight and resistance bands, which we will provide.

Included with the program: 
- A $5 discount code for 2024 Big Run 5K or 10K registration 
- A professionally designed 8-week training plan 
- 2 times a week in-person group runs
- 1 time per week in-person strength training sessions 
- Private Facebook group for encouragement, motivation, and camaraderie 
- Running friends forever 
- A custom Fleet Feet racing tank or tee
- Injury prevention workshop with Feldman Physical Therapy
- Other complimentary Informational Sessions such as Yoga for Runners 

This program is great for runners and walkers of all abilities including beginners or those looking to begin running.  

Training Program Fees are $100
Fleet Feet Training Group Alumni Cost: $80* 

*Prior participant in any Fleet Feet training group (including Winter Warriors and virtual challenges) or a prior Fleet Feet mentor.  

To learn more about our goal race, the 2024 Big Run click here.  

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us at This is preferred vs. calling the store as our outfitters are usually busy with customers and don't always know all the specifics of every training group or event.  

Once you register, we will send you an email with:
* Your $5 race discount code. Unfortunately, if you already registered, we do not have a way to retroactively apply the discount. 
* A form for us to learn a little more about you and your goals for the program 

Please be sure to register with a valid email address that you check regularly or you will miss important communications about the groups.  

How do I know if I’m ready?
This group is open to all levels and abilities including walkers and those who are looking to begin a running routine.  

What if I can’t make it to the group runs?
That’s ok.  Come to as many as you can but don’t let the group run schedule deter you from joining the program.  Our training groups are typically around 20-30 runners and it would be impossible to find a single day and time that works for every single person.  Don’t think that if you can’t it to every session you won’t find value in the program.  We've had runners in the past who didn’t make it to any group sessions but still found great value in the coaching/group dynamic, had a great experience, and successfully completed the race.  

Will I be too slow? 
This is probably the most asked question and the answer is a resounding no! Our groups include runners of all paces, from sub-10 minute pace to 15-16++ min. per mile pace.  The large majority of our 5K runners seem to fall into the 12-13 minute pace range.  We encourage runners & walkers to pair up with a partner who is at a similar pace.  

What if I want to train with the group but I am doing a different race?
This is absolutely fine but you will be responsible for modifying your training plan to meet your specific needs.  If your schedule is ahead of the group’s, we also ask that you don’t encourage other runners to run longer distances than what is prescribed in their training plan.  

Will the group runs happen in bad weather?
Generally speaking yes, with the exception of unsafe conditions such as lightning.  We will always keep the group posted about the status of our group runs.  

Is individualized coaching available?
While we do our best to respond to and accommodate everyone's individual needs, please keep in mind that this is group training.  We do not currently offer one-on-one training.  

What if I change my mind about training, can I get a refund? 
Unfortunately, once the shirts are ordered we are not able to offer refunds on the program.  If you have a unique circumstance that prohibits you from completing the program, we can gladly offer you a spot in a future training program.  Any refunds prior to the ordering of shirts would not include any applicable Run Signup fees.  

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