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Fall 2019 Distance Training Program

 

Stronger Together

A 12-week half marathon or 10K training program led by experienced coaches who are passionate about running and want to empower YOU through the power of sweat!  The program includes twice weekly coached workouts and group runs, a comprehensive online training program with individualized paces, distance specific training tips and seminars, and an optional strength training workout. 

 

 

DATES: September 18th – December 14th

SCHEDULE:  Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am at various locations in the North End of Tacoma.                                                                                                       

Optional Monday night strength training session at 6pm.

LEVELS: All levels welcome!  Whether you are new to the distance, want to take your performance to the next level or looking for accountability and a group to run with,

this program will help you meet your goals.  Half marathon participants should be able to run / walk a minimum of 3 miles at a 16-minute pace or faster. 

 

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PROGRAM

  • Choose a training plan that is right for you and your goals: a novice half marathon training program for beginners or those returning to running after a break, a veteran half marathon training program for those wishing to improve their performance and better their best, or a 10K training program. Switch between programs as needed.  All group runs and workouts are done together.
  • Wednesdays Speed Workout. Coached group speed workout aimed at improving your aerobic fitness and personal pace.  Workouts include interval training, tempo runs and hill work with individualized paces.
  • Saturdays Long runs. Organized and supported group runs focused on building endurance. Gradually increase your mileage with the support of your coach and assistants. 
  • Optional Strength Training. Warm-up with an easy run followed by 30 minutes of runner specific strength training.
  • Online comprehensive training plan with personalized paces.
  • Private Facebook group and email and phone access to your coach and assistants.
  • Weekly newsletter with training tips and race specific seminars.

 

REGISTRATION                                                                                                                        

  • Cost: $115
  • NO REFUNDS after the start of training
  • No partial credit given for missed sessions

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions

 

REGISTERATION OPENS AUGUST 3rd

 

BENEFITS

  • Experienced coaching at two group workouts plus an optional strength training session
  • Personalized paces and a comprehensive, ability-based training plan for the entire week
  • TCMA #runtacoma training t-shirt
  • Exclusive discount to Tacoma City Turkey Trot and Santa Runs Tacoma
  • VIP Tent at the Santa Runs Tacoma
  • Supported group long runs with aid stations
  • Educational, running specific discussions on topics such as running form, nutrition, recovery, stretching
  • Direct access to your coach and assistants
  • Receive encouragement, accountability and motivation from your coaches and peers to meet your goals

 

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Distance Training Programs

TCMA Spring Distance Training Program

Stronger Together

A 14-week training program led by experienced coaches who are passionate about running.  Whether you’re training for your first half or full marathon, aiming for a new PR, or looking for a group to train with this program will prepare you to reach your goals.  Choose from a novice or veteran training plan.

 

DATES: January 29th – May 3rd, 2020

SCHEDULE:  Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am. Various locations in the North End of Tacoma

LEVELS: All levels welcome.  Half marathon participants should be able to run / walk a minimum of 3 miles at a 16-minute pace or faster.  Full marathon participants should be able to run / walk a minimum of 6 miles at a 16-minute pace or faster.

 

PROGRAM

  • Choose between a 14-week novice or veteran training plan for both half marathon and full marathon participants
  • Wednesdays at 6pm. Coached group speed workout aimed at improving your aerobic fitness and personal pace
  • Saturdays at 8am. Group long runs.  Gradually increase your mileage with the support of your coach and assistants.  Long runs are supported with aid stations and course markings
  • Private Facebook group and direct access to your coach and assistants
  • Weekly newsletter with training tips and race specific seminars

 

BENEFITS

  • Two coached workouts per week plus an ability-based training plan for the entire week
  • TCMA #runtacoma training t-shirt
  • Exclusive discount to Tacoma City Marathon and St. Paddy’s Day Run Tacoma
  • VIP Tent at the Tacoma City Marathon
  • Train specifically to the course with simulated long runs and advice from course experts
  • Receive encouragement, support and motivation to meet your goals from your coaches and peers.

 

REGISTRATION

  • Cost: $120 or $99 when you register for the Tacoma City Half or Full Marathon or Ghost of Tacoma
  • NO REFUNDS after the start of training
  • No partial credit given for missed session

 

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Summer Speed Training

Summer Speed & Strength Training Program

 9 Weeks to a Stronger, Faster You

A nine week coached training program for runners of all levels who want to improve their speed and strength.  Workouts include track intervals, hill repeats and tempo runs all designed to improve your personal pace.

 

 

All PACES WELCOME.  Whether you are front of the pack, back of the back, newer to running or an experienced runner, this program is for you.  Training is individualized to your personal pace and intensity.

DATES: June 12th - August 14th (9 weeks)
SCHEDULE: Wednesdays at 6:00pm
PREREQUISITES: Ability to run or run/walk for 30 to 45 minutes continuously. Running a minimum of 2 times per week for the last 2 months.

 

Program

 

  • Group workout every Wednesday night at 6pm. 
  • Various locations in the North End of Tacoma including UPS track, Point Defiance, Wright Park, Point Ruston
  • Race discount to Independence Day 5K and Tacoma Narrows Half or 5K
  • Individualized training paces, coached workouts and email / text access to your coach
  • Training t-shirt
  • Private Facebook group and weekly training newsletter

 

Registration

 

  • Online registration opens May 22nd
  • Cost: $60
  • NO REFUNDS after the start of training
  • No partial credit is given for missed sessions

 

Limited to 30 participants to allow for individualization and one-on-one attention.

 

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 Where the Magic Happens

Your comfort zone is well, comfortable, but not a lot of growth happens there.  Speed work is meant to challenge you and get you outside of your comfort zone.  It's where the magic happens!  This program will challenge you to step in that place where the magic occurs, to push yourself, but always at an intensity and pace that is appropriate for you.

BENEFITS

  • Small group training environment to allow for one-on-one attention
  • Personalized training paces and intensities to maximize individual gains
  • Email and text contact with your coach
  • Experienced coaching at weekly workout
  • Functional, runner specific core strengthening and stability exercises
  • Training t-shirt
  • Race discount to Independence Day 5K and Tacoma Narrows Half or 5K
  • Ideal program to bridge the gap between Spring and Fall training

 

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You Go Girl!

                                         >>Registration is OPEN<<
Family of 4 or more discount available please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please plan ahead, emails may not be returned until the next business day. Thank you.


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Official You Go Girl Charity: Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run Vision:  We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dream.

Special thanks to our sponsors.

         
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Registration Dates & Pricing - EVENT DATE Sunday, September 29, 2019

All finishers receive a tee shirt and finisher medallion

Free Race Photos! Race participants will be able to download photos HERE within 3 to 5 business days after the race.

Get your name printed on your bib number! Available when registering, cutoff for custom bib number is August 30th.

Family of 4 or more discount available please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please plan ahead, emails may not be returned until the next business day. Thank you.

Dates Little Girl 1K 5K
10k

May - Opening Day Special May 12 & 13, 10am $ 10 $ 30 $ 35
May 14, 2019 (Tuesday) $ 11 $ 35 $ 40
July 1, 2019 (Monday) $ 12 $ 40 $ 45
July 29, 2019 (Monday) $ 13 $ 45 $ 50
September 3, 2019 (Tuesday) $ 14 $ 50 $ 55
September 16, 2019 (Monday) $ 15 $ 55 $ 60
September 28 (Saturday - Packet Pick-up) $ 20 $ 60 $ 65

***Register by Monday, September 9th to be guaranteed a shirt size.  After September 10th, you will receive a shirt but we can not guarantee size and color.

Confirm your Registration HERE <<

Packet Pickup will take place at Tickled Pink boutique at Point Ruston.
Saturday September 28, 2019
Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm.

Tickled Pink boutique
5005 Ruston Way,
Tacoma WA 98407


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Start Location 
Mt Tahoma High School
4634 S 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Finish Location
Mt Tahoma High School
4634 S 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Start Time
5k & 10k Run / Walk 8:00 AM

You Go Little Girl! 1K  9:30am
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About the Courses:

You Go Girl 10k (USATF WA18027RMB). Courses start and finish at Mt Tahoma High School and finishes on the beautiful Mt. Tahoma Track. The course offers sweeping views of Mt Rainier, the 10k runs along the Water Flume Trail.

1k, 5K & 10k finishers will receive finisher medals.

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Course Certification
10k course is USATF Certified. You Go Girl 10k (USATF WA18027RMB) 5k is pending.
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Gear Check
Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib, fill out and attach to your gear check bag (using the zip tie provided in your gear check bag). Your gear check bag was given to you at packet pick up. Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.
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Course Support
The 10K will have one aid station at approximately mile 3.  Water, Nuun Electrolyte, Energy Gel, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided. There will be a recovery area at the finish with water, refreshments and snacks. Medical personnel will be at the finish line, if there’s an emergency dial 911, volunteers and police are all along the course to assist you. Massages will be offered at the finish line recovery area.
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Chip Timing
5k & 10k are chip timed by Peak Performance Timing. Results will be posted the same day.
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5K & 10k Run / Walk Time Limit (Start Time 8:00 AM)
There is a time limit of 1:45 for the 10k (17 min avg. pace per mile). All of those remaining on the course must move to the sidewalks and obey traffic laws. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.
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Awards
Awards will be presented to the top three overall female winners, and to the top overall female master winner (40 years of age and over). Top 3 age in each age group receive a custom YGG charm, 3rd & 4th receive ribbons. Age group divisions are as follows: 9 & under,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80 & over. USATF Rules, overall winners will not be bumped from age group awards.

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FAQ

When does Registration open for 2018? 
May 12, 2019

Is there a Military discount available? Yes, there is a $5 discount for active duty military personnel only. You will see a checkbox on the registration page. You must show your Military ID at packet pick up.

Can I switch race distances after I have signed up? Yes, you can switch distances at Packet Pickup. There are no refunds. If you move up in distances please be prepared to pay the price difference. Pick up your packet first and then go to the registration table where the timer will reassign your bib number.

Is the course USATF Certified? Yes. The courses are USATF Certified.

What if I sustain an injury or can't make it to the event, what are my options? Sorry, there are no refunds or rollovers for medical reasons. No exceptions.

Can an entry be transferred to someone else? No. Sorry, no exceptions!

Where is packet pick-up? Tickled Pink at Point Ruston from 10:30am until 4pm on Saturday, September 28th.  We will not have packets before 10:30am.  Packets will also be available for pick up at the start on race morning from 6:45am.

Can I pick up someone else's race packet? Yes, as long as you have permission from them to do so. Written permission is not required.

Is there any way to pick up the packet on race day? Yes all unclaimed bibs from packet pickup  will be brought to the start line.

Will there be professional photographers on the course? Yes! Race day photos will be provided by CJ Photography for free! 

Is the race Chip Timed? Yes, the chip is built into the bib. Please avoid folding your bib as it could damage the chip, additionally please make sure your bib is visible!

Do you get a finisher medal? Yes! Everyone will get a medal.

Will there be a massage therapist? Yes. Behive Massage will have massage therapists at the finish line recovery area. They will offer massages at a suggested donation of $1.00 per minute.

Can you walk the 10k? Yes!

Can you walk the 5k? Yes!

Are strollers allowed? Yes. Please make sure you are not blocking or hitting faster runners.

Are dogs allowed? No, we cannot allow dogs at any distance for insurance reasons. Sorry. 

Where can I park? Mt Tahoma has several parking lots that will be available on race day.

Is there a gear check? Yes

What is the address of the start? Mt Tahoma High School
4634 S 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409

Are there porta-potties at the start? Yes

Can I wear headphones during the race? Yes, be safe and don't turn them up so loud that you can't hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out. Be safe out there.

Are we missing something? Please let us know and we will gladly make the addition. Contact Us

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The Big Run 5k

June 7, 2017

Ready to run in the biggest Fleet Feet Sports event ever? Welcome to The Big Run! 

On June 7, Fleet Feet Sports locations nationwide will hold a local 5K race. All results will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine: who is the fastest runner in the country?


But speed isn't the only thing that counts. We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. Let us recap the ways: 

  • You get to join Fleet Feet Sports communities across the country in doing something we've never done before—a nationally-coordinated 5K race taking place in different locations all on the same day.
  • It's on a Wednesday—who couldn't use a mid-week pump-up?
  • Every finisher gets a medal. Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal.
  • We know some people. And some pretty cool brands (cough, cough, Brooks). Let's just say, we're planning some fun raffle giveaways and category prizes.

The Big Run coincides with Global Running Day and is open to runners of all levels and abilities. 

 

 Packet Pick up:

Packet Pick up will be held at The Hub Tacoma from 3:30 pm- 6 pm on Wednesday the 7th. 

Registration will be available the day of the race at packet pick up.

*There will be no gear check for this race. 

 

Registration for The Big Run is still open!

Click HERE<< to sign up!

The registration fee includes a shirt, (t-shirts are unisex) medal and bib for each participant!

 MapMy Run Link: HERE>>

 

PRIZES!

 

It’s not just about how fast you run at The Big Run—and our prizes reflect that. Please see below for prizes that will be offered at the national level. Details coming on coordination of prizes (as well as assets to promote via newsletter and social media), but we wanted to share the prize breakdown!
 
BASED ON SPEED (5Ks ONLY)
FASTEST MALE AND FEMALE: 

  • Earn supreme bragging rights and $500 each as the fastest female and male in the land.

FASTEST AGE GROUP, MALE AND FEMALE: 

  • Did you beat everyone else in your age group? We’ll recognize the fastest overall male and female in the below age groups with $100 each:
    • 14-16
    • 17-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-65
    • 66+ 

BASED ON PARTICIPATION (5Ks ONLY)
IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL: 

  • If your finisher time puts you in the exact middle of all finishers in your gender, we’ll give you $100!

COMMON GROUND: 

  • Finish at the most common time, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for $500!

BASED ON BEING AWESOME
(FOR ALL 5Ks and FUN RUN EVENTS)
THE BROOKS BIG DEAL AT THE BIG RUN AWARD:

  • Come to The Big Run decked out in head-to-toe Brooks Running gear.
  • Be one of 10 participants spotted by a Brooks Guru.
  • Receive a $15 Fleet Feet Sports store card to redeem on any Brooks gear!

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY:

  • Post a picture or video of the event to Instagram.
  • Tag @BrooksRunning, @FleetFeetSports, and your local Fleet Feet Sport’s Instagram
  • Use the hashtags #TheBigRun and #GlobalRunningDay.
  • The people with top two most-liked posts by June 8 at 10 a.m. E.S.T. will receive a $250 Fleet Feet Sports store card!


Additional information can be found at
http://www.fleetfeettacoma.com/