5k/10k/Relay Training Programs

5k/10k/Relay Training Programs

The decision to run a 5k, 10k or relay is the beginning of a wonderful journey. Whether you have never run or have run for years, you will find a perfect place within Run Camp. You will run (or walk to begin) with others at your pace (we say “Embrace your Pace”). Along the way, your runs become easier, your body and mind will adapt to the challenge, and your confidence will become stronger. We have trained coaches and pace team leaders that will help you be successful.

We know that the process of training can be difficult so that we are will assist you with an scientifically tested schedule, informative clinics, and lots of fun. You will not only get to the finish line in better shape, you will find a supportive network of people that value you and your accomplishments. Gazelle Sports has organized training groups for 20 years. Join us this summer, run your best this fall and discover a new you!

Why run with us?

  • Reach new goals with expert coaches!
  • Low participant to coach ratio
  • Exclusive Gazelle Sports participant item
  • Training schedule & online resources
  • Educational clinics
  • Water every two miles on supported group runs

Grand Rapids

Gazelle Girl All Women's 5k/10k Winter Run Camp

Join other Gazelle Girls as you train for a 5k or 10k! This program is a Women’s only group focused on helping you cross the finish line for the first time, add another race to your personal fitness journey, or just allow you a place to connect with other women and live a healthy active lifestyle. This program leads up to Gazelle Girl on April 14 or the Amway Riverbank Run on May 11.

All paces are welcome! We support walkers and walk-to-runners.

Why should you train with us?

  • Team leaders in the front, middle and back of the packs
  • FREE participant item
  • Training schedule, resource blog and women’s specific clinics
  • Runs are aided with water
  • Supportive, fun group atmosphere
  • Opportunities to sample nutrition products PLUS, as a Gazelle Girl, you will enjoy exclusive perks and special in-store shopping events

Program Starts
February 9, 2019

Group Trains
Tuesdays / 6:30 pm
Saturdays / 8 am

Information Night
February 5, 6:30 pm
Gazelle Sports Grand Rapids

Our team leaders:

Sarah Gust

Hi! I am a proud run/walker and back of the pack representative! I’ve completed every race distance from 5k to ultramarathon and I’m excited to help you cross your finish line! Let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to make your experience better!  

Patty McNeill

My name is Patty McNeill. I have been married for 26yrs. We have 4 kids Casey 21, Tommy and Sammy 19, Eliza 16.
I enjoy cooking, baking, traveling, riding bike, walking and hanging out with my family. My husband is a runner, but I am not. I much more enjoy a long brisk walk and that is why I shared my interest for a walk group. I’m excited to help you reach your Gazelle Girl goal!

Jaime Host

My name is Jaime Host and I am the coordinator for the Gazelle Girl 5/10K Run Camp in Grand Rapids. I started running again in 2011 when my "baby" was six and I still had not done anything about the baby weight I had put on. I have met the most amazing people on my journey. I began with an app on my phone, but not until I joined a run group did I find true success and enjoyment. Everyone I have met over the years has come to running for different reasons, but each person has been an inspiration to me. I hope you consider joining us on your journey.

Danniell

My name is Danniell Mayhew. I am 42 years old and was born and raised in southwest Michigan. I am married and have 2 wonderful stepson's. I love to travel, scrapbook and anything Disney! Most recently, I completed the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World-48.6 magical miles over 4 days. I have been running for the past 6 years and since joining the Gazelle Girl running group a year ago, my love for running has grown by leaps and bounds. I have loved every minute of being a part of this group and look forward to another exciting season.  

Gazelle Sports Winter Run Camp 5k/10k

Are you ready to tackle your event goals for 2019? Join us for 5k/10k Winter Run Camp! This program leads up to Gazelle Girl on April 14 or the Amway Riverbank Run on May 11.

Why should you train with us?

  • Guidance from Lydiard certified coaches (translation: training experts)
  • Highly supported training runs (regular water stops, medical partner support, lots of high fives from team leaders)
  • Custom long sleeve lifestyle t-shirt (great for wearing to brunch with your pace group!)
  • Small pace groups (there is a pace group for everyone, and accountability from team leaders)
  • Educational clinics (nutrition, Good Form Running, shoe fits, etc...)
  • 10% off personal purchases at Gazelle Sports (Gear. All the gear.)

    *Note: Gazelle Sports Winter Run Camp registration is for the training program only. You must register separately for your goal event.

Program Starts
Saturday, February 9

Group Trains
Wednesdays / 6:15 pm
Saturdays / 8:15 am

Information Night
Monday, February 4
6 pm at Gazelle Sports Grand Rapids

Thank you to our official medical partners!

Kalamazoo

Borgess Run Camp

In Kalamazoo we partner with Borgess Run Camp. Click here to learn more about Run Camp and get registered for one of the most fun, supportive and life-changing running groups around!

Holland

Gazelle Girl Winter 5k/10k Run Camp

Join other Gazelle Girls as you train for a 5k or 10k! This program is a Women’s only group focused on helping you cross the finish line for the first time, add another race to your personal fitness journey, or just allow you a place to connect with other women and live a healthy active lifestyle. This program leads up to Gazelle Girl on April 14 or the Amway Riverbank Run on May 11.

All paces are welcome! We support walkers and walk-to-runners.

All paces are welcome! We support walkers and walk-to-runners. Why should you train with us?

  • Team leaders in the front, middle and back of the packs
  • FREE participant item
  • Training schedule, resource blog and women’s specific clinics
  • Runs are aided with water
  • Supportive, fun group atmosphere
  • Opportunities to sample nutrition products PLUS, as a Gazelle Girl, you will enjoy exclusive perks and special in-store shopping events

Program Starts
February 9, 2019

Group Trains
Wednesdays 6 pm
Saturdays 7:30 am

Information Night
Wednesday, February 6 / 6 pm at SIMIO Health & Wellness

Northville

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Birmingham 

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