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Clinics for All Levels

Which one is for you?
Never run before or just getting back into running?
Looking to complete your first 5k or 10k?
Want to run faster? Stronger? Longer?
Looking to learn to run continuously?
Want to be able to incorporate a run walk program?

Still not sure, come and try one out and decide if it is the right fit for you.

All Strides clinics:

  • Are Individualized/ personalized (Not a cookie-cutter approach to fitness)
  • Based on best evidence - All coaches are experienced runners themselves
  • Tried and tested
  • Include monthly training programs
  • Guest speakers selected based on group or individual requests
  • Store discounts for participants

Spring 10k and 1/2 Marathon Clinic (Coached by Lauren Milburn and Leonie Hum at Fish Creek )

  • Starts Tuesday March 21st at Strides Fish Creek
  • Group workouts will be held Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM and Saturday mornings at 9:00AM
  • $100 for 10 weeks
  • A safe, fun environment to encourage participation and improvement.
  • A progressive program designed to allow you to develop at your own pace.
  • An introduction to a variety of running topics including: pacing, running form, goal setting, cross training, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition.
  • Clinic is focused on runners looking to finish their first 10k, half marathon, or are returning to running after a time away.
  • It is recommended that participants be able to run at least 20- 30 minutes at clinic start for the 10k clinic, and 8-10km comfortably for the 1/2 marathon distance.
  • Clinic Goal: RMS Women's Run or Calgary 10k/Half Marathon. (May 28-29th).
  • Learn more about Coach Lauren HERE and Coach Leonie HERE.
  • ***Option to do both the Winter Learn to Run and 10k clinics combined for $175!

Spring 5k/10k Clinic  (Coached by Kourtney Branagan at Marda Loop)

  • Starts Monday April 3rd, at Strides Marda Loop
  • Group workouts will be held Monday evenings at 6:00PM
  • $150 for 13 weeks
  • A safe, fun environment to encourage participation and improvement
  • A progressive program designed to allow you to develop at your own pace, while improving your 5k and 10k pace
  • An introduction to a variety of running topics including: pacing, running form, goal setting, cross training, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition
  • Learn about building a successful run program to meet your goals
  • Learn more about Coach Kourtney HERE

Spring Daytime Running Clinic  (Coached by Andree Wilson at Marda Loop)

  • Starts Wednesday April 5th, at Strides Marda Loop
  • Group workouts will be held Wednesday afternoons at 1:00PM
  • $150 for 14-15 weeks
  • Designed for runners of all levels who want to run in a fun environment and improve your running strength, all while being with your children. This group is running stroller friendly!
  • A safe, fun environment to encourage participation and improvement
  • A progressive program designed to allow you to develop at your own pace
  • An introduction to a variety of running topics including: pacing, running form, goal setting, cross training, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition
  • Includes dynamic exercises & training during running down time if attention is required from any little ones!
  • Running experience not necessary; all are welcome
  • Clinic Goals: Have fun, improve physical capacity & strength, improve running skills to reach personal goal, racing or not
  • Includes a 14 week training program leading to the 5k at the Stampede road race "running stroller" category.
  • Learn more about Coach Andree HERE.

Spring Personal Best Clinic (Coached by Jeremy and Jeanette Deere at Marda Loop)

  • Starts Tuesday April 11th, at Strides Marda Loop
  • Group workouts will be held Tuesday evenings at 6:30PM and Saturday mornings at 9:00AM
  • $150 for 13 weeks
  • For runners looking to improve their performance or have reached a plateau in their training.
  • This clinic will center around higher intensity training (hill repeats, track/interval workouts) rather than mileage.
  • A focus on proper biomechanics, strength/speed development and program design
  • Clinic Goal: RMS Women’s Run (12K or Half Marathon), Calgary Half Marathon or 10K, Centaur Subaru Stampede Road Race 10K or Half Marathon
  • Learn more about Coach Jeremy HERE and Coach Jeanette HERE.

Spring Personal Best Clinic (Coached by Dawn Ladds-Bond and Don Bambury at Fish Creek )

  • Starts Thursday April 13th, at Strides Fish Creek
  • Group workouts will be held Thursday evenings at 6:30PM and Saturday mornings at 9:00AM
  • $150 for 13 weeks
  • For runners looking to improve their performance or have reached a plateau in their training.
  • This clinic will center around higher intensity training (hill repeats, track/interval workouts) rather than mileage.
  • A focus on proper biomechanics, strength/speed development and program design
  • Clinic Goal: RMS Women’s Run (12K or Half Marathon), Calgary Half Marathon or 10K, Centaur Subaru Stampede Road Race 10K or Half Marathon
  • Learn more about Coach Dawn HERE and Coach Don HERE.

Spring Learn to Run Clinic Clinic (Coached by Lauren Milburn and Wendi Moore, meeting at Fish Creek)

  • Starts Tuesday May 2nd at Strides FIsh Creek
  • Group workouts will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm
  • $100 for 10 weeks
  • A safe, fun environment to encourage participation and improvement
  • A progressive program designed to allow you to develop at your own pace
  • An introduction to a variety of running topics including: pacing, running form, goal setting, cross training, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition
  • Clinic goal: Stampede Road Race 5k
  • Learn more about Coach Lauren HERE and Coach Wendi HERE

Spring Marathon Clinic (Coached by Alan Cooper at Strides Marda Loop and Fish Creek)

    • Starts Wednesday January 25th, 2016 at Strides Marda Loop (allternate weeks at Fish Creek)
    • Group workouts will be held Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM and Saturday mornings at 8:00AM from various locations TBD.
    • $175
    • This is a great program for those wanting to run their first marathon or their 21st.
    • Progressive program designed to allow participants to maximize their enjoyment and potential. (Every runner will receive a training schedule based on their event and goal time.)
    • Topics covered include pacing, goal setting, race strategy, injury prevention, equipment selection and nutrition.
    • Participants should be running at least 3 days a week and comfortably run 15km before starting the program.
    • Clinic goal: The clinic targets marathons from Boston on April 17th to Calgary on May 28th and all in between.
    • Learn more about Coach Alan HERE.

    Free Group Runs 

    Not able to commit to a clinic, but still want to run with a group? Strides offers FREE drop-in group hill/interval workouts from both locations: 

    Marda Loop - Wednesday evenings starting at 6:00pm

    Fish Creek - Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30pm 

    Both locations also offer Saturday morning group runs starting at 9:00am. For more info, please call one of our stores.