Training

No More Excuses 5k Training

  • Start – week of April 10th
  • Length – 10 weeks
  • Day – Mon OR Tue
  • Time – 5:45 pm

  • 10 week training schedule to get participants ready for their first 5K and the Steamboat Classic 4 mile race!

Perks

  • $125 toward one pair of shoes, at the beginning of the program, at Running Central
  • $25 in total toward reflective/light product(s) at Running Central
  • Experienced coaching, accountability, feedback, and a great social network to build friends and training buddies
  • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central for the duration of the program

RC Training 5k/10k

  • Start – week of April 3rd
  • Length – 12 weeks
  • Day – Tue or Thu
  • Time – 5:45 pm

  • This 12 week program is for people who can currently run/jog 30 minutes non-stop and would like to improve their fitness and conditioning. This is a program that can also be geared toward bettering your 5k-10k performances.

Perks

  • Experienced coaching, accountability, feedback, and a great social network to build friends and training buddies
  • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central for the duration of the program

RC Training ½ Marathon & Marathon

  • Start – week of Feb 13
  • Length – 14 weeks
  • Day – Tue AND Thu
  • Time – 5:45 pm

 

  • This 14 week program is for people who are currently running ~15 – 20+ miles per week and would like to run their first 15K, half marathon, or full marathon or for those who are looking to improve upon their current 15K, half marathon, or full marathon times.

Perks

  • Experienced coaching, accountability, feedback, and a great social network to build friends and training buddies
  • 15% discount on all regular priced and in-stock items at Running Central for the duration of the program

The goal of the Steamboat Classic is to provide a world-class race experience.  The goal of Running Central, the Illinois Valley Striders, and ShaZam Racing is to continue to provide the highest quality of training programs for the whole community. Consequently, we are excited to introduce our entirely revamped training program platform for 2017!!!!

Please note that NONE of these programs have minimums for ability or pace-per-mile.  These programs are inclusive to ALL people, ALL ages, ALL ability levels provided you have the appropriate base line fitness (ie, for the 5K/10K training, you are able to continually run for 30 minutes non-stop) to begin the program.

Community

To complement these training programs, the Illinois Valley Striders will be hosting FREE community runs and social gatherings EVERY Wednesday night beginning Feb 15th.  Please watch the IVS Facebook page for location details as these locations will vary throughout the year.

Running Central will be providing FREE Saturday long runs to the community EVERY Saturday throughout the year starting on February 18th. Please watch the Running Central Facebook page as these locations will vary throughout the year.