May 4, 2015

Baltimore Women's Classic Charm City Run Training Starts TONIGHT

I've run the Baltimore Women's Classic 5k the past two years in a row (2013 recap here) and love this all-women's race that takes over the Inner Harbor. Besides being the mid-atlantic's largest all-women's 5K, the race is well-organized, always fun, and benefits the Cancerve which supports women cancer patients. This year is the race's 40th anniversary is taking place in Baltimore on June 28, 2015.  


I also love my local running store Charm City Run (CCR) and have participated in their fall marathon training group the past two years. They do a great job of helping you follow a training plan, meet fellow runners, and learn specifics about running such as nutrition. 

I am excited to say that I'll be volunteering as an assistant coach for Charm City Run's Baltimore Women's Classic Training Group that meets in Patterson Park starting tonight.  

The training program is in locations all across the area and is for anyone from a beginner or intermediate walker, walker to run, and beginning or intermediate runners. It doesn't matter if you have never run a race before or have never even run before!  You also aren't obligated to sign up for the 5K if you so choose, although I highly encourage it. The weekly group runs will be once a week (day depending on the location of the group) from 6:30-7:30 PM.    


CCR Baltimore Women's Classic 2015 training starts TONIGHT at 6:30 PM in the following locations: 

Tonight, May 4th
Lake Montebello in Baltimore
Patterson Park in Baltimore
Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis

Tuesday, May 5th
Centennial Park in Ellicott City
Goucher College in Towson

Wednesday, May 6th
Cedar Lane Park in Bel Air
Winter Mill High School in Westminster

Thursday, May 7th
CCBC Catonsville Track in Catonsville

The program only costs $25 and includes the 8-week training plan, weekly group runs, a t-shirt, a 10% discount to Charm City Run and more! 

Register here online or just show up at 6:30 PM at any of the training locations this week and sign up in person! 

Grab your friends and come sign up for a fun way to get in shape this season and possibly run a great race (maybe even your first!).  You can check out the race website or the Facebook page for more details.  

Have you ever joined a training group? Have you run in an all-women's race?

1 comment:

  1. That's really exciting! I think you'll be a great coach!