Beginner Running Class

Our Fall Beginner Running Class starts on Saturday, September 9th at 8 A.M. and runs for eight weeks, concluding on Saturday, October 28th. The goal of this class is to guide students toward the completion of a 5k, and to teach the tools necessary to make running a cornerstone of an active lifestyle.

Led by 1996 U.S. Olympian Katherine (Fonshell) Taylor, students learn the fundamentals of running and follow a walk/run program building toward the completion of a 5k. Each class includes a lecture that covers topics such as running form, motivation, stretching, strengthening, and injury prevention. After the eight week session, all participants are encourages to join Kate at a local 5k race to put their training to the test.

The class is open to anyone wanting to start a running program and who has the fitness to walk three miles. The cost for this program is $80 and includes a Gymboss timer and technical running T-shirt.


Beginner Running Class - Registration Form

The Right Foot Forward Your Experience

At The Running Place, our goal is to ensure that you not only receive the right shoes, but also understand the reasons behind the choice. We provide free consultations, where we perform a gait analysis, inspect your worn out shoes for telling wear patterns, and talk with you about any injury history. All of this information helps us determine what shoe type is best for you.


Every journey begins with the first step. Before you take that first step, make sure you have the right shoes to get you where you are going. There are high arches, flat arches, and all heights in between. Some feet are rigid and some are flexible. There are different categories of shoes - different foot types are more comfortable and perform better in the right category. We will help you determine your foot type and which category best suits your needs.