Kalamazoo Area Runners in Battle Creek (KAR in BC) is pleased to announce we are continuing the Fast Track Training Program for Spring 2017! This program is designed to meet both 5K and 10K training goals, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced runner. This program targets the Cereal City Classic in Battle Creek, scheduled for June 10th, 2017!
Building on the success of our previous Fast Track session, we will be continuing with our simplified run groups. We will be offering 4 general levels of workouts – Fast Track I, Fast Track II, Fast Track III, and Fast Track IV – each group serves to build and support community among runners. Fast Track will continue to be led by experienced KAR coaches and will include training schedules, individual guidance, relevant clinics, and structured Tuesday track workouts.
Fast Track I (Beginner Walk to Run 5k Program) – Fast Track to running – Geared towards transitioning the new runner from walking to running and completion of a first 5k. Fast Track II (Step Up 5k Program) – Fast Track to the next Step – Step up to the next level through our own custom designed program incorporating light fartlek (speed-play) and a gradual mileage build-up. Geared towards runners who have mastered their first 5k, and are ready to go the next level in training for the 5k distance, or to build up mileage to run their first 10k. (under 20 miles/week) Fast Track III (Introduction to Speedwork 5k Program) – Fast track to speed work. Geared towards transitioning a runner who has some 5k and/or 10k running experience, but is new to track workouts and is looking for a lower mileage program (under 25 miles/week). Fast Track IV (Competitive Speedwork 5k Program) – Fast Track to maximum performance – Geared towards competitive runners with 5k and/or 10k racing and track workout experience who are seeking optimal performance and/or a higher mileage program (25 + miles week). For more information on this sessions' coaches and program, please visit www.bckarfasttrack.wordpress. com.
NEW LOCATION: Sessions will be conducted at 5:45pm Tuesday nights at the Lakeview Middle School track (directly behind Lakeview Middle School), 300 28th St. South.
Orientation for the program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th at 6 pm, at Prairieview Elementary School (1675 Iroquois Ave, Battle Creek). It is an informational night for participants to meet the coaches, get an overview of the groups and other useful program information.
All Spring Fast Track registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free registration to the Cereal City Classic 5k/10k, our target race for this session.
For more information on this sessions' coaches and program, please visit www.bckarfasttrack.wordpress. com.
Policy for Minors:
While we understand the importance and encourage youth running, we cannot have minors left without parent/guardian supervision. If a youth/minor is registered for the program, they must be within view of their parent/legal guardian at all times. Parents must stay during the entire track session.