Red Coyote’s Newbie 5K Training Program is designed to help you train for the Merry Mitchmas 5K on December 16th but can be used to train for any winter 5K. All abilities 18 and older are welcome! Whether you're a runner/walker attempting your first 5K or you're shooting for a new PR, there's a place for you in our Red Coyote program. We think sharing the training journey with friends working to achieve a common goal is the best part and makes every run more fun! This program is designed for people who have never run before or who have not run recently. We will help you achieve your goal safely by a gradual and strategic increase in your training mileage. We start with very gentle workouts combining walking and running and give your body plenty of time to adapt to running over the 9 weeks of the program as we build to the goal of running a 5K/3.1 mile distance. We give instruction on proper hydration, nutrition, injury prevention, running form, training principles, as well as other areas to help you have a successful race!
Always wanted to be a runner, but not sure how or where to start? Red Coyote has trained over 4,000 Newbies to run their first 5K! We have the experience and the knowledge to help you reach your goals! All participants will receive schedules through email but ALL other communication will go through Red Coyote's private Facebook group that is exclusive to this program. To help stay accountable virtual participants or those who miss a run/walk can post their workouts to the Facebook group page.
***WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE***
9-week program in-person or virtually building toward 5K/3.1 mile goal!
Entry into the Merry Mitchmas 5K on December 16th!
A technical Red Coyote training program shirt!
A Newbie Checklist Card to unlock some special savings!
Positive support, coaching and a fun group to keep you motivated!
Weekly training schedules!
Registration and Cost
Our 9 week program is $65 this season! This includes a technical training shirt ($30 value) and entry into the Merry Mitchmas 5K ($35 value) on December 16th. Shirts will be ordered and printed once registration closes October 30th and will be distributed about midway through the training cycle. The welcome email, training handbook and link to the Facebook page will be sent out in late September a couple weeks prior to the start of training.
Come to one of our two informational meetings, each meeting will last approximately 30-45 minutes, or until all questions have been answered. Both meetings will have a Zoom option for those unable to meet in person.
• Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00 PM at Red Coyote Classen Curve (In Person and Zoom)
Zoom link 10/04/23 - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89519746870?pwd=MitvQUsyMnZkcmJ5elNCdElacVdJdz09
• Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00 PM at Red Coyote Classen Curve (In Person and Zoom)
Zoom link 10/11/23 - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86736875684?pwd=dXQ4bi9sMTlKZVNEVXJqTDFJQXdNUT09
The kickoff workout will be Monday, October 16th at 6:00pm at Red Coyote Classen Curve. We'll meet at Red Coyote Classen Curve at 6:00pm both Monday and Wednesday evenings. Saturday mornings, we'll meet at Red Coyote Classen Curve at 8:00am.