NEW! Registration for the Winter Session of the Fast Track 5k and 10k Training Program is Now OPEN!

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NEW!!! Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is pleased to announce we are bringing the Fast Track 5k and 10k Training Program Indoors!!! The winter session will be held at the Western Michigan University Read Field house and Recreation Center indoor tracks.  Whether beginner or veteran runner, this program is for anyone seeking to train for the 5k or 10k distance this winter.    
Program Overview
Led by experienced KAR coaches, the 2015 – 2016 Fast Track 5k & 10k Training Program targets the Winter Blast 5k and 10k scheduled for February 28, 2016 and includes training schedules, individual guidance, clinic night and structured track workouts in a fun and supportive environment. 
Sessions are conducted from 7:45 to 9:00am Sunday mornings and the program runs December 20, 2015 through February 21, 2016 (December 27 is off due to the holidays).  Space is limited to the first 75 program participants.    
Registration and more information on the winter session of the Fast Track 5k and 10k Training program can be found at  Cost is $35 plus a one year Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) membership (if not already a member).
***Please note, if you are an existing member of Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR), you must have claimed your membership via RunSignUp in order to register for KAR training programs. New members must join KAR before the system will allow you to register***
Information Night
Learn more about the winter session of the Fast Track 5k and 10k Training Program.  An Information Night be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Bronson Gilmore Center (room 4AB), 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo, from 6:00 – 7:00pm.
Program Levels:
  • 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 & 10k 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 & 10k 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 & 10k 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).

We look forward to running with you this winter!!!