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Beginner Running Class

  • 24 Mar 2024
  • 21 Apr 2024
  • 5 sessions
  • 24 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (PDT)
  • 31 Mar 2024, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (PDT)
  • 07 Apr 2024, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (PDT)
  • 14 Apr 2024, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (PDT)
  • 21 Apr 2024, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (PDT)
  • Bellevue Ave and Grand Ave(next to Children's Fairyland)


  • Request via class coach


LMJS is offering a beginner running class to help individuals prepare for a 5K. The program is designed for those new to running, or want to improve their endurance in the 3-5 mile distance. 

The training sessions will begin on Sunday, March 24, and meet in person on five consecutive Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:30 a.m. We will run at beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland, meeting at the area between Bellevue Ave and Grand Ave, across from Children's Fairyland. The program will culminate with a fully supported, timed LMJS Fourth Sunday Races at Lake Merritt on April 28, separate registration required.

Each class will cover essential topics such as form, safety, injury prevention, and other basic running skills. We will provide training schedules, maps, and lots of encouragement. Additionally, we will provide plenty of shared online documents and resources to keep you engaged during and after the class.

This training fits best for anyone who wants to work up to a 5K and those who want to restart running again. Registration is required for this program, with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 to get the most fun, benefits, and camaraderie.

Cost is $25 Members and $30 Non-Members. Join a great club and save money on registration so become a member before registering and receive more discounts on future training/programs and stay connected to a diverse, welcoming, and fun club.

Feel free to contact the coach, Edmundo Vitocruz at for any questions or to request fee-assistance registration code. He is a certified running coach under the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

About LMJS - we are 100% volunteer supported club and registration fees goes back to many local adult/youth activity programs in the community through grants and donations. 

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