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Beginning Running

  • 10 Dec 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 07 Jan 2018
  • 10:30 AM
  • varies by week
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First Class This Session is Sunday, December 10

LMJS will be offering a beginning running program this fall to help you get ready to jog/walk 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 four consecutive Sundays at 9:00am with a 5K race the fifth week and will involve a $30 fee for LMJS member or $35 for non-members. LMJS members: be sure to sign in before registering to get your discount.

Our runs will sample a few of the gorgeous East Bay area trails. The first class will be held Sunday, December 10th at 9:00 am.

The class will culminate with the Hot Chocolate run, a 5K race at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, San Francisco to be held on Sunday, January 7th (race fee extra). Marshmallow stations along the course, technical long sleeve cool shirt, medal for all, chocolate fondue at finish. Very beginner friendly!

Our first class on Sunday, Dec 10 will meet at the new parking area at the Bay Bridge! It is on the Oakland side, so no need to pay tolls. They have a small 'bleacher' area with a little stage in front of it that will work great for our class. And we'll get to see the new pretty part of the bridge with its unobstructed views.

Parking is available at a Bay Bridge Trail parking lot at Caltrans’ historic Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, Oakland. Directions are as followed: from Maritime Road follow the orange construction signs that read “Bay Bridge Trail Parking Lot” for approximately ½ mile down the winding Burma Road. Make a right where directed and continue to follow the signage to enter the parking lot. The signs lead drivers to the new temporary Bay Bridge Trail Parking lot.

At each class, 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 to see the topics to be covered.

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.

It's not too late! Come join the fun! E-mail Karen Andrews (runducksrun@gmail.com) with questions about the program.
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