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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 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.

Winter Learn to Run Clinic Clinic (Coached by Lauren Milburn at Fish Creek)

  • Starts Tuesday January 3rd 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
  • Learn more about Coach Lauren HERE.
  • ***Option to do both the Winter Learn to Run and 10k clinics combined for $175!

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 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.