Getting ready to S.T.A.R.T

Training for your first 5k can be as simple as downloading any standard Couch to 5k App. But, who wants their introduction to running to be standard and impersonal? Big River Running’s S.T.A.R.T program is set up for success providing in-person,experienced and enthusiastic coaches that act as mentors throughout 10 week training and beyond.

There is no pressure here, just positive support to help you achieve your goals! Along the way you’ll be guided by your expert coaches on all aspects of training, from nutrition, hydration, injury prevention, motivation, goal setting, running form, pacing, gear and more. This program provides the solid base you need to continue on your life changing fitness journey.

The experience in previous S.T.A.R.T sessions was incredibly rewarding for coaches and participants alike, but don’t just take it from us, check out some of the wonderful things that former S.T.A.R.T participants have said about the program.

“5k training has been one of the best things I’ve done for myself–I’m serious. Not only did it get my butt running–something I hadn’t done before, but I feel like a stronger person–pushing myself to accomplish all these little goals along the way. And what a great group of people to do this with. Love all the coaches and my fellow trainees are good people too!”

“The coaches and my fellow trainees were so friendly and supportive. The coaches made it their mission to see us to the finish line. I loved our twice-a-week meets–that fit perfectly into my schedule. And I loved switching it up between city street running to park running. It really helped build my confidence to run on my own in any environment.”

“This was a life changing experience. The support from the coaches, specifically Kristen, Kim, Matt, Jenny, Becky, Stephanie and Deb were outstanding. There is no way I would have completed this program without them. Their enthusiasm at the 5k was infectious and I really felt the support and care they had for all of us.”

“I LOVED this program! Not only did it get me motivated to get out and do something, but I met a lot of amazing people along the way!! When I started this program, I never thought that it would lead to more than just getting through the 10 weeks…now I’m excited to keep going and continue down the path of being a healthier person!”

Through these snippets you can see just a few reasons why S.T.A.R.T is so much fun! And if that still isn’t enough to get you excited about this rewarding and inspiring opportunity, we’re sure this in depth testimonial from Angela will do the trick.

“Never running before, I knew I wanted to start but did not know how. Finding this program was exactly what I needed!

Intimated at first, I showed up not knowing if I would be able to finish the program. I continued to show up every week, surprising myself during and after work out.

The coaches are some of the most amazing people I have ever met! Supportive, but tough when need be, which was something I absolutely needed.

I met life long friends in just 10 short weeks and I cannot wait to continue my running journey with a bunch of the amazing people I have come in contact with!

Thank you Big River Running Company, coaches of the S.T.A.R.T program and to all of my fellow participants that continue to push me and supported me at each step of my journey. I love each and every one of you!” 

Thanks to Angela for providing us with this look into why she chose to participate and then carry on as a coach for the upcoming session. We look forward to meeting our new S.T.A.R.T. group this fall and can hardly wait to get you started on your journey to running! The upcoming session begins on Wednesday, September 24.


Details and registration can be found here