Early Bird 5K Training Program

Looking for a base building walk/run program? Coming back or starting an active lifestyle? Know someone who has been trying to train for a 5K but needs a little extra support and motivation?

The Early Bird 5K Training Program is a low-key program that will train participants to complete a 5K (3.1 mile) event as a walk or a combination of walking and easy pace running. All participants will be prepared to complete 5K events and smoothly transition to our Running Start 5K Training Program to continue the running/fitness journey.

For more information and to register go to:

Start Date/Time:
 Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 6:30 pm.  
First meeting at Herbert Well’s Ice Rink parking lot, College Park, MD.

The program features three coached sessions per week, meeting on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at University of Maryland Kehoe Track, Thursdays 6:30 PM at Wells Ice Rink (park near trail entrance far end of lot), and on Sundays at 8:00 AM at Watkins Regional Park, Loop Trail (parking lot first right after entrance from Watkins Park Drive, meet at kiosk by start of Loop Trail). Note that the first meeting will be at Well’s and not at the track.

Participants need to be members or join PGRC and must be 18 or older. Membership – Prince George’s Running Club (pgrc.org).

Target Event: Participants are encouraged to register for the DCRRC Women’s Distance Festival 5K/ Men’s Run after the Women 5K, June 9, 2024, https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/wdf-ratw

Also recommended are the PGRC summer series, College Park Parkrun,  and the Maryland RRCA Women’s Distance Festival or Men’s run after the women races, Women’s Distance Festival – Maryland RRCA (maryland-rrca.org)

Participants are encouraged to sign up to volunteer at a race you are not choosing, as PGRC is a volunteer organization. Our very own PGRC Women’s Distance Festival 5K will be held in August.

Questions can be emailed to training@pgrc.org