The BWC Women's Training Program is presented to prepare you for the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K. Our goal is to provide a fun, inexpensive and supportive workout, and to encourage women to embark on a lifelong program of fitness.

Training will start the week of April 28th 2014 and will conclude with the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K on June 22nd .

2014 Sites and Dates

  • Lake Montebello in Baltimore City on Mondays
    • Starts Monday April 28th
    • Meets at the Pavilion near the playground. If you are entering the lake from Hillen Rd, turn right. If coming from Harford Rd into the lake, turn  left.
  • Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis on Mondays
    • Starts Monday April 28th
    • Meet at Red Maple pavilion which is located at the first right off of the main loop road just past the main entrance gate. 
  • Centennial Park in Ellicott City on Tuesday Nights
    • Starts Tuesday April 29th
    • Meet at the Ampitheater in the South Area of the park.  Enter park at south entrance on Route 108 stay left and park in the lots near the Ampitheater.
  • Goucher College Track in Towson on Tuesday Nights
    • Starts Tuesday April 29th
    • Meet at Dorsey Hall Parking Lot.  If coming from Dulaney Valley Road enter campus and take the first left (before the gate house) and then your first right.  Park in the big parking lot across from the pond. 
  • Cedar Lane Park in Bel Air on Wednesday Nights
    • Starts Wednesday April 30th
    • Enter park and continue straight until you can not drive any further.  Group meets by field 10.
  • Westminster High School in Westminster on Wednesday Nights
    • Starts Wednesday April 30th
    • Meets at the Westminster High School Track - 1225 Washington Rd. Westminster, MD  21157
  • CCBC Catonsville Track in Catonsville on Thursday Nights
    • Starts May 1st
    • Meets at CCBC Catonville Track, When you enter campus go left on the campus circle.  You will see Tennis Courts and fields on your left (the track is a little hidden down the hill).  Park in the parking lot near the tennis courts and you will see the track.

For more information or to register online go to

Looking forward to seeing you at training!!

About the 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 Walkers
  • Intermediate Walkers
  • Beginning Runners
  • Intermediate Runners

Each group has multiple coaches to lead your weekly training and provide guidance for the balance of the week. You do not need to participate in the Baltimore Women's Classic in order to join the training program (but we encourage you to!) Register for the race here.

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.




About the Baltimore Women's Classic 5k

Please join us for the Mid-Atlantic's largest all women's 5k, the Baltimore Women's Classic. Women from the surrounding areas and of all participant levels will share in the accomplishment of completing a 5k through Baltimore's Inner Harbor while working to raise funds to provide support survices for female cancer patients and their families. The participants are encouraged to attend the Finish Line Festival at the conclusion of the event and visit with several local businesses that cater to women.


I just wanted to thank you for all the support provided each week at training. Today's race was something I'll always remember.  I am happy to say this was my first race ever and I think the BWC was an awesome first timer experience!! I finished 36:39, which was 39 seconds over my personal goal, but I finished!  It gave me fuel to sign up for another race and I will be back for next year's BWC.  The event was well organized and you should be proud of the job you did, as well as the numerous volunteers!

I can't say enough positive things about this race. I'm going to challenge my friends to do this race next year. I would sign up for another training session with your group at the Catonsville track!

Cindy Flacks