Training Groups

Training Groups

The YCRC conducts a number of training groups to assist members with their running goals. Club training groups are conducted by members who volunteer their time and expertise to facilitate these groups. All runners must be members of the YCRC and pay the appropriate registration fee.


The Club will be conducting a training group for beginning runners or those returning to running after a break who are targeting the 5 km Fun Run at the Australian Running Festival on 14 April 2018. Those aiming for other events, including the 10km Fun Run are also welcome.

The program is expected to start in mid-February 2018 and run for 8 weeks, with a celebratory run on the Tuesday after the event (17 April). Group training will take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings. Members may also like to participate in the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club events as part of their training. Any additional training suggested will need to be undertaken by participants in their own time.

Experienced runners will walk/jog with participants at each group session.

All participants will be responsible for their own entry in the Fun Run. Details of the event can be found at the Australian Running Festival website.

Final details for the training program and a link to registration are expected to be available in January 2018. So keep an eye on the website or follow us on Facebook.

Half Marathon Training Group

A training program leading up to the 2018 YMCA Canberra Half Marathon is expected to commence in February. The program works in with the TTS group schedule for the 13 weeks leading up to the Half Marathon, providing a structured build up to completing your first half marathon, or improving your half marathon experience. Participants in this group include those looking to move up to the half marathon from 10 km events, and those who are returning to distance running. Experienced runners will walk/jog with participants at each group session to provide encouragement and support.

Final details for the training program and a link to registration are expected to be available in January 2018, so watch this website or follow us on Facebook.

Canberra Times Fun Run Training Group

This training group is suitable for those with reasonable fitness who would like to start running, developing runners wanting to step up to the next level, former runners looking to get back into running, and runners wanting to train for the Canberra Times Fun Run 10 km or 14 km events with a group.

The eight-week training program provides a structured lead up to the Fun Run in September.

Keep an eye out on the website or follow us on Facebook for details of this training program and a link to registration in June 2018.

 
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