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5K Running & Walking

Learn the basics and fundamentals of running and walking. Your four-stage program will get you started on a safe way of running or walking, as well as assist you in increasing your overall health profile. Our objective is to not only get you on the path to an active lifestyle but to help educate you on how to establish long-term health and fitness goals. By the end of the 8-week program, you will be prepared to participate in any of our fun local 5K races.

For this class, 1-2 months of brisk walking experience is suggested before enrolling. Previous running or walking experience is not required, however, you must possess the ability to begin an aerobic exercise walking/running program. Walkers wanting to advance to running are welcome and encouraged.

For the walking class, you will begin by walking briskly for 30 minutes. The 5k running class will also start out walking for 30 minutes, but will add in 60 seconds of running every 5 minute interval. Each stage will incrementally decrease your walk time while safely increasing your run time. The stages are designed to increase your overall strength and endurance.

All classes also provide you with informative training workshops on:

  • Good Form Running, including a video gait analysis
  • Footwear, apparel and accessory
  • Sport-specific strength training
  • Nutrition, and more…

March-May Sessions

March 24th, 2018 – May 16th, 2018 for all locations

March session enrollment is currently OPEN!

$99.00

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Training Locations

Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach

Tuesday: 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM

Tuesday

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
1 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Saturday
Back Bay Loop
Muth Interpretive Center
2301 University Dr
Newport Beach 92660
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Mission Viejo

Wednesday 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM

Wednesday

A Snail’s Pace Running Shop
24451 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Saturday
Back Bay Loop
Muth Interpretive Center
2301 University Dr
Newport Beach 92660
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Brea

Tuesday 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM

Tuesday

Parking lot behind office buildings at 130 St. College
(located across from Brea Mall)
130 S State College Blvd
Brea, CA 92821

Saturday

Norm’s Hanger Parking lot
1615 McKinley Ave
La Verne, CA 91750

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Monrovia

Wednesday 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM

Wednesday

A Snail’s Pace
750 S Myrtle
Monrovia, CA 91016

Saturday

Norm’s Hanger Parking lot
1615 McKinley Ave
La Verne, CA 91750

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5K Running & Walking Coaches

  • Erica King
    Erica King
    Brea
  • Michelle Montiel
    Michelle Montiel
    A Snail’s Pace Academy Director – South County RRCA Certified Coach
Erica King
Brea

Erica joined A Snail’s Pace in the Spring of 2011 when she hit a weight loss plateau. Looking to change up her routine, she began to run and instantly became addicted. Erica has completed multiple 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons, and the LA Marathon. Throughout her years with A Snail’s Pace, Erica has given birth to two boys and with the aid of A Snail’s Pace was able to achieve her goals. Erica looks forward to sharing her running experience with you.

Contact: enjoythesilence098@yahoo.com

Michelle Montiel
A Snail’s Pace Academy Director – South County RRCA Certified Coach

Michelle has been running since 1985 and she still loves it just as much as when she started. Michelle joined A Snail’s Pace Running Academy in 2002 and worked in A Snail’s Pace Running Shop in Fountain Valley for four years prior to being promoted to Director of A Snail’s Pace Running Academy. Michelle has completed nine marathons, 40 half marathons and numerous 5 and 10k’s. When asked why she runs, Michelle said, “describing the thrill of completing a race is like trying to describe a color to someone who was born without sight”.

Snail FAQ’s

How long have you been a Snail?
14 years

What is your favorite race?
Marine Corp Marathon 2011. I was able to run it with my Mom, Brother and Step-Father. A family that run together…stays together!

What is your favorite place to run in So-Cal?
Huntington Beach. It’s where both of my passions, running and the ocean, join harmoniously.

How long have you been a runner?
37 years. I began running at age 6 for soccer training. It was love at first stride!

What is your favorite cross-training activity?
KITESURFING!!

Contact:Michelle.Montiel@asnailspace.net
(626)622-1523