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Training Programs

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Give your body what it needs to perform at its best and stay injury free as your take on your 416 Run Challenge. With help from our friends at Ozery Bakery, we’ve got you covered with training programs and recipes and nutrition tips for every level of fitness and any distance you are aiming to cover.

Check out these healthy recipes from Ozery Bakery to get you fueled and ready for the 416 Run Challenge. Make sure to download these exclusive coupons for your next purchase of your favourite Ozery products.

We also know that what you eat before or after a run affects how you perform, how well  you feel and how well you perform. Here’s a few nutrition tips especially for runners!

Running Club and Training Clinics

We are excited to announce that The Runner’s Shop, located at 374 Bloor St. West, offers training clinics as well as hosting a weekly group runs.

If you are looking for people to run with, want a great training group, drop by the store or email them to learn more. And if you are looking for a retail store to get you kitted up for your 416 Run Challenge, you will really want to check out the store or visit them online to see their offerings.

Training Programs by Toronto Women's Run Series

5k Training Programs

16 week Run-Walk program – for new runners
8 week Training program – for those aiming to finish under 30 minutes

Half Marathon Training Programs

Run-Walk Program for Beginners Why a run-walk schedule may be best for you

Run-Walk Program for Beginners Why a run-walk schedule may be best for you

16-week (6 month) Half Marathon Run-Walk program for 2:30+ finish time. Download program details
Use this schedule if currently walking and doing little to no running.
Read the notes on Why Run-Walk to learn how helpful this can be to get you started. If you find yourself handling this schedule easily, consider moving into one of the running schedules.

24-week (6-month) Half Marathon program for a 2:15 – 2:30 finish time. Download program details
Use this schedule if running 0-12 km/wk (0-8 mi/wk) per week by week 1.
It starts you from scratch and gives you a long time to gradually build endurance and fitness. If this seems difficult, start with the Run-Walk Schedule to build running endurance and later move into this schedule.

24-week (6-month) Half Marathon program for a 2-hour – 2:15 finish time. Download program details
Use this schedule if running 10-19 km (6-12 mi) per week by week 1.
It gives you a long time to gradually build endurance and fitness.

17-week (4 month) Half Marathon program for a 2:15 – 2:30 finish time. Download program details
Use this schedule if running 0-12 km/week (0-8 mi/week) by week 1.

17-week (4 month) Half Marathon program for a 2-hour – 2:15 finish time. Download program details
Use this schedule if running 10-19 km (6-12 miles) per week by week 1.

17-week (4 month) Half Marathon program for a 1:45 – 2-hour finish time. Download program details
Use this schedule if running 22-30km (13-18 miles) per week by week 1.
Includes a speed workout each week.

17-week (4 month) Half Marathon program for a 1:30 – 1:45 finish time. Download program details
Use this schedule if running 28-36km (18-23 miles) per week by week 1.
Includes a speed workout each week.

Official Merchandise

What’s a memorable event without great gear? Look good as you log your kilometres or reward yourself when you cross the finish line. Either way, get access to exclusive 416 Run Challenge swag – only for participants! Check out the Store here.

The 416 Run Challenge is presented by the Toronto Women’s Run Series, one of the most popular women’s race series in the country. We are Toronto based and committed to supporting other women owned and operated small businesses.