Important Update: InTraining Program start date postponed to February 27th, 2021
In light of the PHO’s announcement on Monday December 7th to extend province wide restrictions on all events and social gatherings, SportMedBC has decided to postpone the start date of the 2021 InTraining Program. SportMedBC is committed to delivering the program in the best and safest way, with as little risk for cancellation or postponement due to COVID-19 as possible. As such, the new program dates will be from February 27 to May 27, 2021.
Registration is still open on the SportMedBC website and the time, location, programs offered and spots available in each clinic will remain the same.
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InTraining is back for its 26th year helping runners and walkers of all abilities train to run or walk the 10K distance!
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced runner or walker, SportMedBC’s InTraining Program Presented by New Balance Vancouver Stores will help you reach your fitness & health goals in a safe and supportive environment. The 13-week program will gradually develop your strength and stamina so that you can train injury-free for a 10K event.
Please note the new starting date: The 2021 InTraining Program will begin the week of February 27th – March 4th, 2021
We are pleased to offer over 40 clinic locations throughout the Lower Mainland, Squamish, and Interior BC.
Choose from one of five training programs:
*Please note that unlike previous years, not all running programs will be offered at each clinic location. Be sure that the program you want to follow is offered at your preferred host location prior to registering – this will be listed on our clinic registration page.
To read more about the five running programs and which one is best for you click here
Your InTraining Experience Includes:
• 13 weekly, guided training sessions with SportMedBC-trained run leaders
• Exclusive 2021 InTraining Garment
• Digital copies of all SportMedBC 13-week RunWalk training programs
• Free running related webinars
• Weekly coaching advice, nutrition tips, and additional training resources
• Sponsor products, giveaways, and samples
• 15% off discount to New Balance stores
• InTraining digital logbook
New InTraining Ambassador
We are excited to welcome Canadian Olympic runner Natasha Wodak as an InTraining Ambassador and RunWalk Coach for 2021! Natasha knows a thing or two about how to improve your 10K time as she is the three-time winner of the Vancouver Sun Run, 2019 Pan Am Games 10,000M champion, and winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon. She also represented Canada at the 2016 Olympics in the 10,000M event.
Natasha will be joining fellow former Olympian Lynn Kanuka as your InTraining RunWalk Coach who is back for her 26th year with the program. Look for Lynn and Natasha’s video tips and training advice to help keep you motivated throughout your 13-week journey.
New Balance Vancouver Stores
For the second year in a row New Balance Vancouver Stores will be providing runners and walkers with a 15% off in-store discount at any of their three locations – Richmond, Langley, and Delta.
New COVID-19 Procedures
As we work towards delivering in-person training programming in this new normal the safety of our leaders and participants is paramount. Please note SportMedBC is taking all necessary precautions. We encourage all participants to read our COVID-19 Safety Plan prior to starting the program.
Physical distancing guidelines will be in effect and space will be limited to comply with the most current provincial health regulations. We are also offering an online training program at a reduced rate for anyone who is uncomfortable with meeting in a group setting.
Other important changes include:
• New Host Locations — as most community centres will remain closed through the fall months we have had to move many of the clinics to new host locations.
• No access to lockers or changing rooms — participants are asked to arrive in their training attire and to leave personal belongings in their vehicles or at home.
• All clinics will be meeting in outdoor locations (rain or shine!)
• Limited capacity in each clinic — each has a maximum of 25 spots available.
• All participants will be required to sign a waiver and Covid-19 declaration form prior to starting the clinics.
Online InTraining Program
Prefer to train for a 10K on your own? Register for our Online InTraining Program
and receive the same great coaching and training advice delivered to our inbox for only $49.
Updated Refund Policy
For peace of mind, we have updated the terms of our refund policy as well. In the event the clinics need to be cancelled refunds will be applied on a pro-rated basis for any missed sessions up until Week 8 of the program. After Week 8, no refunds will be offered however SportMedBC and its leaders will continue to support participants through online training. You can read our detailed refund policy here
Interested in hosting an InTraining RunWalk program at your facility? Contact SportMedBC's RunWalk Manager, Jenny Soderman, for more information: RunWalk.Manager@SportMedBC.com