Training Programs

Many people have inquired about local 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon training programs. Here is a list of options.  This is a public service only, and we are not endorsing one program over another.  If you are aware of others to add to the list, please email [email protected].

Socially Motivated Wellness (SOMO)

Socially Motivated Wellness is the place to transform your life while having fun and making friends! Are you ready to do something for your health and wellness? We provide running and walking training programs designed to help you get started or to reach your wellness goals. Our programs are unique and successful because we do all training in groups, you never run or walk alone. The group is what motivates, encourages, supports and helps you to reach your goal. We also use an interval method of training developed by Jeff Galloway, former Olympian.

Your Pace or Mine Running Club

The philosophy of the Your Pace or Mine Running Club is to make training runs more enjoyable and to provide support, encouragement and advice to both new and experienced runners of all abilities.

YPOM started at the North Oakland YMCA in December 2006, where the initial group of four members joined together to run twice a week. As the club began to slowly grow, we split from the YMCA. Through friends, chance encounters, Google searches, the number of members exploded.

Through this growth we have maintained our reputation as a highly friendly and supportive group. Waiting at the finish and cheering on until the last member has finished, be it at a race or on a training run is a tradition. As is our cheering and supporting all runners at races, whether they are club members or not.

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