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Running programs for everyone.

Acheive your fitness goals and have fun doing it.

At Running Free we recognize that education and knowledge have as much to do with athletic success, as the gear you use. We beleive that there's no better teacher than hands-on experience. What you can't get from books, are professionals guiding you at every turn, and customizing your learning experience to suit your needs.

Our running workshops give you just that, instructors that are hand picked for their easy going approach towards teaching, their history of performance on the race course, and their love of the sport, not to mention their volume of knowledge of the many aspects of running.

Join us and you will discover that all of our workshops provide great value, fun, and motivation. Three things that we have found over the years, keep people coming back for more. Best of all, many of our workshops are free. Join one today at a Running Free location near you.
Contact a store for more workshop info:  Barrie  |  Markham  |   Newmarket  |  Orangeville
What's involved in a running workshop?
Each running workshop is lead by an experienced and qualified instructor, and involves a group run followed by a discussion on a different topic each week. Discussion topics can include: proper nutrition, footwear selection, injury prevention, race preparation, running form, training principles, motivation, and much more. Each workshop meets once a week for 8 to 18 weeks depending on the curriculum.

Our Start Running workshops focus on building the fundamental skills, knowledge, and fitness needed to run a 5 kilometer race. Even if you've never run a day in your life, we'll have you running 5 kilometers with confidence and a smile on your face! Half Marathon and Marathon workshops are geared towards participants who can already run comfortably for 45 minutes to an hour and half, and have the desire to complete a half or full marathon at the end of the workshop.
Current and Upcoming Free Workshops
Join a workshop anytime, even if it's already started!

newmarket workshops
Newmarket - Running and Walking Workshops
All Newmarket workshops are completely FREE of charge and you can join in or miss a session according to your availability. Each session of the workshop includes a supervised group run followed by a training related discussion. Join anytime and bring your friends! See all currently scheduled workshops in Newmarket below.

Sorry! No workshops are currently schdeuled. Please contact us at 905-235-1438 for more information.

orangeville workshops
Orangeville - Workshops and Clinics
  • Half Marathon Clinic
    Starts March 1 to May 3, 2018, 10 weeks - 6:30pm Thursdays. Program included - you will have homework - we work on speed drills/intervals/hills on Thursday nights. Pre-registration required - cost is $39.99 which is refundable as a store credit if you attend 7out of 10 sessions - incentive to stay focused! Goal race is the Mississauga 1/2 on May 6 (optional). Recommend you have a running base of 10km for half program.
  • Start to Run Clinic
    Start to Run - 10 week program starts April 7, 2018. Clinic runs Saturday mornings at 9am. Registration required - please drop by the store to pre-register. Cost is $39.99. Optional goal race is the Compass 5k for Food on June 9, 2018.
  • Ladies Triathlon Clinic
    Find out more about our Ladies Spring Triathlon Clinic! Info session will take place in early 2018. Coach Richard Pady will be here to explain the Clinic and answer questions. Clinic includes training program, swim/bike/run sessions, and much more!