Running Start offers women with barriers to fitness a chance to change their lives. Participants will train for, complete a beginner level running race (5k), and build up the confidence, strength and motivation to create a lifestyle that includes running and fitness.
A Running Start Beginner is a woman who has some barrier in her life, is truly beginning anew and is new to running, OR maybe it’s been a long time since a run has happened because something, somewhere along the way, got in the way and it’s time to start all over! For the Running Start program, we provide the tools to help the beginner develop a lifelong love affair with running. Running Start pairs each Beginner with her own Personal Motivator, a seasoned runner, to help guide her through the training. The Running Start Beginner participant has access to training plans for all levels of walking, jogging, and running, a team outfit consisting of a running bottom from Skirt Sports, a logo’d top and a sports bra, entries to the Rodelle Vanilla Day 5k run, a welcome gift, nutritional advice, expert training tips, and most importantly an incredible network of women that share the same passion and goals in life!
Application deadline: June 10, 2018
Applicant notification: June 17, 2018
Kickoff meeting: July 1, 2018
Training begins: July 9, 2018
***We also have a Greater Denver/Boulder Running Start Program that starts in March 2019, so if you live in that area, you may consider waiting to apply then.***