When / Where: There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 7th at 5:45PM. The Kickoff (first training run) will be on Saturday, January 11th at 7:45AM. Both will be held at Ultramax Sports in Springfield (1254 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, MO). If you miss the informational meeting or decide you want to start later, you can join the program at any time!
Group Training Runs: Training runs will be on Tuesday evenings at 5:45 PM and Saturday mornings at 7:45 AM beginning from Ultramax Sports and nearby routes. We will utilize a run / walk interval format.
Race: Races give us goals and they are fun! Our goal is Sham Rox 5K on March 15, 2014.
What will I need? Shoes and comfortable clothes.
Program Cost: $65 gets you a training plan, group training twice a week with coaching, a training shirt, and complimentary entry into the Sham Rox 5K. Fee is $55 for returning Couch to 3.1 participants (no shirt included).
How do I sign up? Do we have your attention now? There are two easy options for you to sign up:
• Option One: Download the print out the Registration Form and return it, completed, to Ultramax Sports. Please register at the store, Payment is due at the time of the registration.
• Option Two: Click here to sign up online. You will fill out the questionaire when you arrive early for your first group run.
Meet last year’s 2012 ShamRox Couch to 3.1 Training Group and Coaches!
“I joined the Couch to 3.1 program at the Springfield MO location in May 2012, determined to complete my first 5k, but it turned out to be so much more than that. Training with a group was so different from anything I had ever done before and I absolutely loved it. I found myself looking forward to seeing everyone and tracking our progress together as the weeks went by. The information and support I received from all of the trainers was fantastic; they were always so motivating and uplifting. I finished that first 5k and have gone on to do several others, in addition to my first sprint triathlon. I think the program is a wonderful starting point for people at any level that want to get fit, meet new people and have a great time running!”
Kesta Smith (Couch to 3.1 Coach) says:
“I starting running with the very first Couch to 3.1 group at the Springfield store location back in June 2011. All of this is pretty amazing because I came pretty close to not even entering the store out of fear. I was overweight (over 200 lbs) and was not a runner. Since that day, I finished that group and went on to do several 5ks, a 10k (March 2012), and my first half marathon (Nov 2012) with the best running partner I could ask for, my husband Dwayne. I have lost 30 pounds and 40+ inches; my before and after photos show quite a physical transformation. I have found a love and a passion for running along with encouraging others to start running and living a healthy, active lifestyle.”
“So, what is the Ultramax Sports Couch to 3.1 Group? This is a group for the person who has never ran or it has been some time since he/she has put on those running shoes. We are about getting stronger, setting goals, accountability, and having fun. So, come check us out and see what Couch to 3.1 is all about!”