NEW IN 2018 - free training when you register for the race!


The BWC Women’s Training Program is presented to prepare you for the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K. Our goal is to provide a fun and supportive workout, and to encourage women to embark on a lifelong program of fitness. This year, we are offering free 5K training ($30 value) to anyone who registers for the Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K, courtesy of New Balance.


Here's how it works:

First, register for the Mercy Baltimore Women's Classic 5K race. You will be re-directed to sign up for free 5K training at one of our 11 locations across Maryland. You can read below to learn more about our 6-week 5K training program.

Not running the race? You can still register for training for $30 by clicking here.


About Training

The training is broken into four groups, depending on your own goals and physical condition. Whether you have yet to start a walking program, or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your race time, one of our groups will be right for you. We offer groups for:

  • Beginning & Intermediate Walkers
  • Walker to Run
  • Beginning Runners
  • Intermediate Runners

Our coaches will help you determine the best group for you. You are also welcome to change groups at any time during the program based on your progress or fitness level. There is a great deal of flexibility—you can alter the workouts to meet your needs—our coaches will help you find the right workout to achieve your personal running/walking goals.

Each week’s training session will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and will include speakers on a variety of fitness-related topics, a warm-up session and a great workout.  Participants also get a training program tee shirt at the end of the program if they attend 4 or more training sessions.

Training will start the week of May 14th and will conclude with the Mercy Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K on June 24, 2018.



Annapolis - Tuesdays, starts May 15th

Bel Air - Tuesdays, starts May 15th

Bowie - Thursdays, starts May 17th

Columbia - Thursdays, starts May 17th

Druid Hill - Mondays, starts May 14th

Fells Point - Tuesdays, starts May 15th

Frederick - TBA

Lake Montebello - Mondays, starts May 14th

Locust Point - Wednesdays, starts May 16th

Meadowbrook Park - Tuesdays, starts May 15th

Timoninum - Tuesdays, starts May 15th

Westminster - Wednesdays, starts May 16th