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Couch to 5k: Lobster Loop Run Prep

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Couch to 5k: Lobster Loop Run Prep 

This 6-week running program is geared towards beginner and intermediate/beginner runners who want to prep for a 5k race! This program is designed for runners to be prepared for the Lobster Loop 5k on Sunday, August 28. No previous running experience is necessary! 

How the program works: 
Runners will meet once a week to train and exercise as a group under the instruction of CHS Varsity Track & Field Coach, Tim O'Donnell. Coach O'Donnell has over 30 years of coaching experience and will create a program to help each runner meet their own goals. 
In addition to meeting weekly, each participant will receive a weekly running ideas to do on their own time. 

Who Can Join: 
The program is designed for runners 12 years and older. Families, friends and running buddies are encouraged to register together! This program is a great way to keep accountable and stay on track with new friends. 

Please note, group training may include runs on the Farmington River Trail and around Mills Pond Park. While "buddy running" will be encouraged there will be instances when runners will not be directly supervised by the instructor. Runners may be on their own during some instances of the running program.  

Lobster Loop Prize Pack: 

One lucky program participant will be randomly selected to win a running prize pack supplied by Canton Middle School PTO.

Session Locations: 
Wednesdays, 7/13-8/17 (Rain date: 8/24)
7/13: CHS Track 
7/20: Mills Pond Park 
7/27: Rails to Trails in Collinsville (by Crown & Hammer) 
8/3: CHS Track 
8/10: Dyer Softball Field 
8/17: CHS Track

This program does not include race registration. Go to to register for the Lobster Loop once registration has posted! 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: As of 2/15/22, the CT DPH has not released safety guidelines for spring sports. Once posted, Canton Parks and Recreation will adopt the DPH policies for Summer 2022. The policies to be posted must be practiced during the 2022 outdoor sports programs with adjustments based on  local health department and town guidelines. Please note, regulations and policies may change before and during the program. Participants will need to adhere to the current policies and any mid-season changes to continue with the program. 


Couch to 5k

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