About the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Beginner Level Program

This program is designed for the non-runner and those individuals who run only a mile or two and have never run a 5K or 10K race.  It is also suitable for those who engage in other aerobic activities such as cycling, rowing, basketball, etc, but who have not done much running.  It is based on a walk-run approach and has been used successfully by thousands of part participants.  It requires persistence and commitment.  It is also very strenuous. Every participant should have medical clearance before starting the training program.  Non-runners should follow the program as closely as possible. Those who have run in the past should follow the time guidelines but may want to take fewer walking breaks. While there is no guarantee of success, persons who diligently follow the program will increase the likelihood that they will finish the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run successfully. 

If you have question as to which program you should follow, contact Coach Kirt West at coach@cherryblossom.org for his recommendation. Coach West will normally get back to you within 24 hours. Questions about specific workouts should be sent to Coach West only after you have reviewed the Frequently Asked Questions as many of the questions have already been addressed.

If you have any technical questions about the virtual training program (problems receiving daily emails, want to change to the advanced program or want to cancel the program), contact vt@cherryblossom.org.