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Spring 2018 5K Training Program - Starts February 6!

Want to train for a race? Want to get in shape, lose weight, or achieve a PR? Maybe you want to explore new trails, or meet other local runners and walkers? Join Salinas Valley Elite Running Club! We are a fun, positive and motivated group, who enjoys training together for local races.

This spring, we will start a 12 week training program geared towards 5K fitness, culminating with the Big Sur 5K at the end of April and other local races. Coach Christoper Zepeda will guide us with proper, professional training. "Coach Z" is the head coach of the champion Hartnell College Cross-Country and Track teams.

We will tentatively meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30PM at the Hartnell College Track, and on Saturday mornings at various locations throughout Monterey County. We typically run track workouts during the week, and do a longer run on Saturday. We enjoy exploring different parts of Monterey County, so Saturday's runs are a great way to explore your backyard. Popular meeting places include Fort Ord, the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, Toro Park and more.