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. [2022 SOLD OUT as of 20-Mar-2022]

Training Program Structure

The Next Step 10K/10M Program is for runners of varying abilities. Participants will do a 5K time trial on March 29th 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 Tuesdays starting on April 5 and ending on June 7. Participants will do a 5K time trial on March 29 so coordinators can group participants with those of similar speeds. We run when it rains, but not when there is lightning or thunder!

Registration OpensFirst date to register.
12:00am2022 SOLD OUT
Registration ClosesLast date to register. Registration may close early if registration limit (50 participants) is met
5:59pm2022 SOLD OUT
Program Start DateFirst Meeting – 5K Time Trial
6:00pmWilde Lake High School Parking Lot
Baltimore Ten MilerNot required or included in training program fee. Participants must register separately
7:30amDruid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
Program End DateLast Meeting
6:00pmWilde Lake High School Parking Lot


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!

Training Program Participation Fee
  • Registration closes on March 26 at 5:59 pm EST
Howard County Striders Membership
  • Visit our membership page for more details on being a member or to check your membership status


Contact the program coordinators: