PGRC Early Bird 5K Training - Spring 2024

Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt, Maryland

Tue 19th March 2024 - Sun 9th June 2024

1 race

Organiser's Description

Early Bird 5K is an 12 week base building program for walkers and beginning runners who are coming back or starting a active lifestyle.  This program will train participants to complete a 5K (3.1 mile) event as a walk, or combination of walking and easy pace running.  The program is coached by RRCA Certified Running Coaches.
Target Event:  DCRCC Women's Distance Festival/ Men's Run.
Participants: All participants must be a current member or join PGRC.  Membership – Prince George's Running Club (
Program Structure: The training consists of three (3) group workouts per week. Participants train as a group with head coaches and pace leaders on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. 

Tuesday Evening Training Run: begins at 6:30pm. Training will be held at Kehoe Track, University of Maryland, College Park. 

Thursday Evening Training Run: begins at 6:30pm. Training runs will be held at the Herbert Wells Ice Arena in College Park (park near trail entrance far end of lot).

Sunday Morning Training Run:  begins at 8:00am. Training will be held at Watkins Regional Park in Kettering MD.

Program Requirements: ages 18 and up with the ability to walk and willingness to run.
Membership Status:  Active PGRC club membership. If you are not a member, you will be prompted to join PGRC during registration.
Medical Clearance: If you are under medical care, have a medical condition or have not exercised recently, we recommend that you secure a clearance from your doctor before participating in this or any training program.
Required Supplies and Equipment:

Water bottles (bring to every session)

Proper running shoes

Suggested Supplies and Equipment

Hat with a visor 



Proper sports bras (women)

Watch, stopwatch or an app for timing purposes.

Note: The DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5k/ Men's Run registration is not included in program fee.


  • PGRC Early Bird 5k Training

    Tue 19th March 2024



  • PGRC Early Bird 5k Training

    Tue 19th March 2024



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