Running Start 5K Program


The Running Start 5K Training Program is a beginner training program for adults of all ages and abilities that will train you to run a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race. The program will build your endurance with a combination of walking and running over time. In addition, the program will offer the benefits of improved cardiovascular fitness, reduced adverse health factors, safe training methods, and fun!

The target graduation race is the club’s Women’s Distance Festival Race in College Park in August. There is also a men’s race in the same location at the same time.

The program consists of three formal workouts per week, Tuesday & Thursday evenings (6:30pm-7:30pm) and Saturday mornings (8:00am-9:00am), during which all participants will train as a group with the head coaches.  Group runs will take place at various locations throughout Prince George’s County.

The cost of the training program is $40. In addition,  all  participants  are required  to  join  the  Prince George’s Running Club if not already a member of the club.  The  club membership  fee  is  $20 individual/$25  family/$10 student. Click here to join or renew your club membership:

The  training  program  fee covers  the  cost  of  a  technical  running  shirt and group  activities.  *PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the Women’s Distance Festival Race is not included in the program fee.*