New to running? Or starting to run again after a long hiatus? This is the beginner running program for you. Join the YMCA and URMC for a 12-week training program designed to help new runners prepare safely and efficiently for a 5k. Coaches will lead you through a gradual progression of walking and jogging that will transform you from someone who has never run before to someone who will confidently complete a 5k.

*Info Sessions are the week prior to your start date at the same location and day.




Program Info:

Wednesdays or Thursdays

1 Hour Sessions

YMCA & Program Members: $63


Wednesdays at the Medical Center at the Saunders Research Building

September 19 – November 14

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Info Session on September 12, 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the Saunders Research Building (Anderson Room G-8534)

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Thursdays at Rochester Running Co.

September 20 – November 15

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Info Session on September 13, 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Rochester Running Co.

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Please contact Mike Avery for any questions at 341-3041.