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.
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 - Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting May 15th at Charm City Run Annapolis (1910 Towne Centre Blvd. Suite 120, Annapolis, MD 21401)
Bel Air - Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting May 15th at Charm City Run Bel Air (126 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014)
Bowie - Meets Thursdays at 6:30pm starting May 17th at Allen Pond Park, Bowie, MD (Meet at the parking lot near Ice Rink)
Columbia - Meets Thursdays at 6:30pm starting May 17th at Charm City Run Columbia (7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045)
Druid Hill - Meets Mondays at 6:30pm starting May 14th at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore (Meet at the basketball courts)
Fells Point - Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting May 15th at Charm City Run Fells Point (1500 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231)
Frederick - Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting May 15th at Charm City Run Frederick (467 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21702)
Lake Montebello - Meets Mondays at 6:30pm starting May 14th at Lake Montebello, Baltimore
Locust Point - Meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting May 16th at Charm City Run Locust Point (1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230)
Meadowbrook Park - Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting May 15th at Meadowbrook Park (5001 Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043; Meet at the pavillion behind the MAC)
Timoninum - Meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting May 15th at Charm City Run Timonium (2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093)
Westminster - Meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting May 16th at Wakefield Valley Golf Course (1000 Fenby Farm Road, Westminster, MD 21158)