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Beginning Running

  • 02 May 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 30 May 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • varies by week
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LMJS will be offering another beginning running program this spring to help you get in shape for a 5K! This program is designed for those who want to work up to a 5K which is 3.1 miles.

These training sessions will be held for five consecutive Saturdays at 10:00am with a 5K race the fifth week and will involve a $30 fee for LMJS member or $35 for non-members.

Our runs will sample a few of the gorgeous East Bay area trails. The first will be held Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00 am at the Bay Farm Island Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. The class will culminate with a lovely 5K race at Pt Pinole to be held on Saturday, May 30th (race fee extra).

Directions to the Bay Farm Island Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal (note: this is *not* the Alameda Ferry terminal)

Area Map:

To Reach Bay Farm Island Ferry Terminal (aka Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal)
Try the address: 215 Adelphian Way, Alameda, CA  94502 with your gps. It seems to get you pretty close to the ferry
Note: Both Google maps AND MapQuest have a little trouble with this location. When in doubt, remember that this is a Bay Ferry Terminal--you should see the Bay and a rather large parking lot when you reach our meeting spot.
Exit Interstate 80 at Hegenberger Road in Oakland: Southbound, it's Hegenberger Road West-- the first right from the off ramp; Northbound, the exit is onto Edes Avenue, then left onto Hegenberger Rd. Follow all the signs for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. Just after the Hilton Hotel on Hegenberger, take a right on Doolittle Drive. Follow Doolittle for a few miles then take a left on an imposing boulevard called Harbor Bay Parkway and drive another few miles. The road seems to peter out, but have faith and motor on following the sign "Ferry" and later "Harbor Bay Maritime." Eventually you will arrive at a capacious parking lot. This is it. Parking is free, and the ferry doesn't run on the weekends.

We'll cover topics such as running shoes, running form, safety, injury prevention and hydration and nutrition along the way.

We'll provide training schedules, maps, and lots of encouragement. You'll need to come ready to run every Saturday with a water bottle and towel for the end.

Check out the class outline and a list of class locations for more information on this class.

This training is appropriate for anyone who wants to work up to a 5K and for those who haven't run for awhile and want to begin again. RSVP required for this program, with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 30 participants, to keep things manageable.

Come join the fun! E-mail Karen Andrews (runducksrun@gmail.com) with questions about the program.
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