Genesis Running: CDR 5k Class Starts on July 3

By: Kayla Dodd

Since 2007 Genesis has prepared new runners to run their first 5k and has helped experienced runners run their fastest race. Through a coaching program of thorough preparation, incremental training and accountability from a coach and other participants, runners gain the confidence and preparation they need to finish their first event. 

Upcoming Class: Genesis Running - CDR 5k Class Starts on July 3

What: This is a 9 week training program starting Monday, July 3rd to prepare for the Charleston Distance Run 5k on Saturday, September 2nd.  The program is intended for beginner runners, walkers, and Genesis graduates.  For new runners, no prior running experience is required.  

When: Group training sessions are each week on Mondays for the 9 week period. 

Where:  There are multiple locations to choose from:

  • Magic Island in Charleston led by Matt Young at 6:00 pm

  • Valley Park in Hurricane led by Jason Francis at 6:00 pm

  • Barboursville City Park led by Jessica Hodge at 6:00 pm

  • Huntington Ritter Park led by Joshua Sowards at 6:00 pm

  • Virtual Class- Train where you are on your own or with a group of friends.  All instruction is delivered online through emails and video ($65).

  The rest of each week’s training is done where ever you want—in your neighborhood, park or at a local track.
What you get:

  • A proven program to make new runners successful

  • Weekly group coaching sessions

  • Day-by-day program to follow with weekly written lessons and video instruction from the coach

  • Genesis Running team shirt

  • Instruction on good running form, injury prevention,  and nutrition for runners

  • The motivation that comes from having a coach and training buddies

  • Thorough race day preparation

General Admission is a non-refundable $85 for adults and $25 for kids 14 and under that attend with an adult.  Genesis alumni register for $75 and all military and first responders and family members are $60.

For more info and to register for the class visit: 

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