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 prestigous training programs! We have decided to combine the Next Step 10K and Next Step 10 Mile programs this year.

We will be meeting in smaller groups to meet the guidelines for COVID-19 social distancing. Masks will also be required.

The program will be capped at 100 participants. HCS will also be monitoring COVID guidelines and will adjust as needed to remain in compliance of any/all group gathering requirements for the County. We ask that all participants be cognizant of this in order to be flexible with groupings as needed.



Training Program Structure

The Next Step 10k/10 Mile Program has three tracks for runners of varying abilities. Participants will do a 5K time trial on March 17 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

Track 1

For runners who:

  • Can run 3 to 5 miles at once
  • Are attempting to complete their first 10K race

Track 2

For runners who:

  • Can run 5 to 7 miles at once
  • Are attempting to complete their first 10 Mile race

Track 3

For runners who:

  • Are running several times a week and whose long run is between 8 and 10 miles
  • Want to improve their speed at the 10 Mile distance

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

Due to current restrictions on high school track permits we will not use Wilde Lake HS Track


Training Program Dates

The program meets on Wednesdays starting March 17 and ending on June 9. Participants will do a 5K time trial on March 17 so coordinators can group participants with those of similar speeds. We run when it rains, but not when there is lightning or thunder!

16
March2021
Registration ClosesLast date to register. Registration may close early if registration limit (100 participants) is met
11:59pmOnline
17
March2021
Program Start DateFirst Meeting – 5K Time Trial
Evening (Time Varies Based on # Registered)Wilde Lake High School Parking Lot
5
June2021
Baltimore Ten MilerNot required or included in training program fee. Participants must register separately
7:30amDruid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
9
June2021
Program End DateLast Meeting
Evening (Time Varies Based on # Registered)Wilde Lake High School Parking Lot

Pricing

The program fee is $50. The cost covers:

  • 13 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!

Training Program Participation Fee
$50
  • Registration closes on March 16 at 11:59 pm EST
Howard County Striders Membership
$20
  • Visit our membership page for more details on being a member or to check your membership status

Questions?

Contact the program coordinators: