West 4th Ave 12 Week, no First Half Entry

When
November 17, 2018 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half Marathon

Pre-Reqs
10km Run

Length
12 weeks

Price
$100

West 4th Ave 12 Week, no First Half Entry

When
November 17, 2018 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half Marathon

Pre-Reqs
10km Run

Length
12 weeks

Price
$100

Target/Goal Events: First Half ½ Marathon February 10th, 2019, Vancouver Full and ½ Marathon May 5th, 2019

Fall is a great time of year to think ahead to spring and the runs you want to accomplish.   Do yourself a favor and join the Forerunners West 4th Ave Marathon and Half Marathon Clinic. This clinic will keep you motivated and training consistently. A friendly environment with multiple pace groups will mean you will have great company and appropriately challenging runs. Come out and meet new people, enjoy the benefits of a structured training group, and prepare yourself for the next challenge. Sign up today and join the Forerunners crew.

Each Saturday morning at 8 am, Coach Peter and Karen Butler will lead a defined long run. These long runs will start out at 10 km and gradually build up to 20 km plus in the lead up to the “First ½” and onward to the weekend of the BMO Vancouver Marathon Weekend. For each session, we will provide a course map and targeted pace groups. Each group will have a trusty leader to guide you through the run and provide enjoyable company. Along the route there will be at least one aid station, where Coach Butler will be handing out drinks and providing knowledge. Finish back at the store with the satisfaction of accomplishing something positive before you embark on the rest of your weekend.

Registration Fee Includes:

Training schedule, weekly newsletters, and entry to the Saturday morning (8 am) and Wednesday night (6:30 pm) running groups.

What Can I Do To Prepare?

All participants should be able to run a 10 km run in 65 min or less.

To ensure that you get the most out of your experience in the clinic, come with a positive frame of mind and an eagerness to learn about the many benefits of running. Also, coming willing to share your own goals, stories, and knowledge, as each member will enhance the overall clinic’s experience. We encourage you to wear reflective clothing and/or running lights. Eating a carbohydrate gel before the workout for fuel is a good idea also.

What Should I Expect?

You should expect a welcoming and fun atmosphere as we journey to a new you.

FAQ

Where will the runs take place?

All runs will begin and end from Forerunners 4th Avenue (3502 West 4th Avenue).

Are the runs weather dependent?

No matter what the weather does, we're ready to go.

Can I bring my pet?

While we love our pets also, this group is just for people.

Is there parking near the store?

There is ample parking anywhere on 4th Avenue, Collingwood, or 5th Avenue.

Meet the Instructor

Karen Butler

Karen is an accomplished runner and a born-and-raised Vancouverite (which means she obviously doesn't think twice about running in the rain). She used to run for Simon Fraser University, and holds a 3 hour marathon time. Still an avid runner today, Karen keeps her passion for the sport alive. She is a cornerstone of the Forerunners community.

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