Next Step 10K & 10M Training Program
Looking to train for a 10K or 10M race this year? Join the Howard County Striders for one of their prestigious training programs! We have decided to combine the Next Step 10K and Next Step 10 Mile programs this year.
The program will be capped at 50 participants.
10K Goal Race will be a Weekly Series race
10M Goal Race will be Baltimore 10 Miler (June 3rd)
There will be one week off on May 29 for Memorial Day
Training Program Structure
The Next Step 10K/10M Program is for runners of varying abilities. Participants will do a 5K time trial on March 27th so coordinators can group participants with those of similar abilities.
Weekly training runs will involve a variety of running techniques including speed work and hill work to improve running performance
All runners must be able to run 3 miles before starting the program.
Training Program Location
The program will meet at Wilde Lake High School. Nearby running routes include:
- Lake Kittamaqundi
- Howard Community College
- Wilde Lake neighborhoods
- Paths at the beginning of the Bagel Run
Training Program Dates
The program meets on Mondays starting on March 27 and ending on June 5 (skipping May 29th). Participants will do a 5K time trial on the first session so that coordinators can group participants with those of similar speeds. We run when it rains, but not when there is lightning or thunder!
The program fee is $50. The cost covers:
- 10 weekly training sessions with experienced coaches
- Weekly communication with coaches
- Premium with Striders/Next Step logo
Participants MUST be a member of the Howard County Striders to participate!
- Registration closes on March 24 at 5:59 pm EST
- Visit our membership page for more details on being a member or to check your membership status
Contact the program coordinators: