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Learn (or Return) to Run / 5 km (8 weeks)


Two Locations Offered

Russell, ON

Tuesday Evenings at 6:00 PM August 29 to October 17, 2023

Crysler, ON

Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 PM August 30 to October 18, 2023


Level: Beginners, former runners and runners returning from injury

Prerequisites: A pair of sneakers, a watch/timer, and a desire to improve your overall health and be active. In terms of fitness, for the LTR/5km, ideally you must be able to walk 3km/30min easily (brisk pace).

Goal: Run 30 minutes or 5 km continuously or with a run/walk interval of 10:1 minutes.  Improve 5 km time.

10 km (10 weeks)

Dates: August 15 to October 18, 2023

Levels: Graduates of the LTR program, intermediate runners

Prerequisites: Able to run for 20 to 30 minutes.

Goal: Complete Fall 10 km run. Improve 10 km time

Please Contact Us to for more information and to register


Other Goals or Distances

For those requiring more personalized training Contact Us.


Open to those 12+ years of age. (please contact us if under 12 years and interested)

The Details

Tuesday Evenings @ Russell, ON

6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

Russell Park & Ride Parking Lot at north end of First Avenue

(south of Mother Teresa Catholic School)

Russell, ON

Wednesday Evenings @ Crysler, ON

6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

Crysler Community Centre Park

16 Third St, Crysler, ON

Training Programs & Communications

Group training plan will be provided by email and released in two-week blocks that will allow for 3-5 training days.

Plans may be adjusted based on Athlete Intake form, where athlete outlines experience, goals and training limitation. 

Coaching is a two-way street.

Therefore we love to hear how training goes and ensure you meet your goals. Training plans can be adjusted depending how you progress. We allow for 1x/week feedback.

A Facebook group will be created as a place to share information and ask questions

(Alternatives available for those not on Facebook).

We also have other opportunities for training such as:

Sunday Group Runs, Saturday morning parkrun,Tempo/Track workouts (Thursday AM) and other opportunities during the week.



Coaching provided by Michelle Leduc. Learn more about Michelle

Fees (incl. HST)

Learn or (Return to Run) / 5 km (8 weeks): 

Adults: Members $65.00 ● Non-Member $95.00*

U18: Members $50.00 ● Non-Member $75.00*


To avoid credit card fees payments can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer (

Does not include race registration

*Includes annual membership to Russell Run Club/Athletics Ontario

Credit/Refund Policy:

Full refunds can be granted within 3 days of the start of a program. After the 3 day grace period and before the second session, refunds are subject to a $30 administrative fee to cover expenses. Request can be made to

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