10k/Half-Marathon/Marathon Training Clinics

FitFirst Spring 2019 Run Clinics

Sundays @ FitFirst (3713 kensington, burnaby)

Jan. 20th - may. 5th @ 9:00am

*Marathon clinics run Jan. 13th - May 5th @ 8:30 AM

  • Brand-new to running?

  • Striving for a new personal best?

  • Want to be part of a vibrant, inclusive community?

Join runners and walkers of all abilities as we build, teach, and train together for a 10k, half marathon or marathon distance. This spring, we’re gearing up for the:

  • Vancouver Sun Run 10k on April 14th, and the

  • BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 5th (which offers 8k, half and marathon race distances—Bonus! Save on your BMO registration by signing up as team “Fit First Run Club” with the code “TEAMFITFIRST2019”).

Our 16-week 10k and half-marathon training clinics offer:

  • Options for all levels. Whether you're aiming for 10k or half-marathon distance, we have a group to match your abilities and goals:

    • 10k run minutes/walk minutes groups: 2/2, 4/1, 7/1, 10/1 or straight running

    • Half marathon groups: 10 mins run/1 min walk at a variety of paces with goal finishing times ranging from 1h:40min to 2h:30min. Note: you should be able to run 9k comfortably before joining the half-marathon clinic.

Our 17-week marathon training clinics (starting Jan 13th) offer:

  • A welcoming, supporting, and progressive way to tackle the marathon distance.

    • 2-3 pace groups

    • An early (8:30 am) start time

    • Note: you should be able to run 18k comfortably before joining the half-marathon clinic.

All groups bring you:

  • Progressional training. We organize the routes and incremental training plan—so you can gradually improve your fitness, endurance, and speed.

  • Perks!

    • 15% FitFirst store discount for the duration of the clinic

    • $40-value Brooks running apparel or accessory item

    • Informational guest speakers and experts

    • Experienced pace-group leaders

    • Prizes!


Meet every Sunday from Jan 20th (13th for full marathon groups) to May 5th at FitFirst Footwear (located in the Fortius building, 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby)  

Run/Walk: This group follows a program designed for those getting into running and/or recovering from an injury. This program builds slowly in a friendly environment, while providing motivation to reach the 10km goal!
Straight Run Pace Groups: Straight run groups follow the workout schedule listed without walking breaks, and are led through the workouts by group leaders based on a consistent min/mile pace.
Hills: Hills prepare muscles for faster running without going anaerobic. Hills also strengthen the major running muscles & help us become more efficient runners.
Fartleks: Varied intervals designed to increase your anaerobic capacity, strength & power.