Registration is OPEN for the 2015 Fast Track 5k and 10k Training Program!!!

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Registration is Now OPEN!!! Welcome to the Kalamazoo Area Runners Fast Track 5k and 10k Training Program (Kalamazoo)!!!   Fast Track runs 10 weeks from Tuesday, July 7, 2015 through Tuesday, September 8, 2015 and targets the Peacock Strut 5k & 10k and Grape Lake 5k scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015.   Sessions are conducted at 6:30 pm Tuesday evenings (optional clinics at 6:00pm) at WMU Kanley Track.

Information Night and Apparel Clinic on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:30pm at Gazelle Sports (Kalamazoo)!

The Fast Track 5k and 10K training program offers four levels of workouts designed to meet your goals whether beginner or experienced runner.  Led by experienced KAR coaches, the program includes training schedules, individual guidance, clinics and structured Tuesday track workouts. Program Levels are as follows:

  • 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 20 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 (20 + miles week).

Program is $25 to Members of the KAR.  Optional short sleeve Fast Track technical shirts are available for an additional charge.  Participants may join (new members) or renew (existing members) their KAR membership upon registration.  Current members receive a $5 discount upon renewing their membership and entering the 4-digit KAR discount code.

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