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YMCA of Canberra Runners Club


Starts Sunday 16 July

Registration closes on:

Saturday, 12 August 2017 at 11:59 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

10/14 km Training Group 2017

Always wondered how ‘fun’ and ‘run’ could be used in the same phrase? 

The YMCA Canberra Runners Club (YCRC) is putting the fun back into running. Join our 10/14 km Training Group and learn how much fun running can be. At the same time prepare for the Canberra Times Fun Run on Sunday 3 September 2017.



This training group is suitable for:

  • those with reasonable fitness who would like to start running;

  • developing runners wanting to step up to the next level;

  • former runners looking to get back into running; and 

  • runners wanting to train for the Canberra Times Fun Run with a group.  


The training program includes:

  • 8-week structured training program - 3 sessions per week;

  • YCRC t-shirt / singlet;

  • $30 gift voucher for use at Kingston Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre, in addition to the ongoing 15% discount for all YCRC Club members;

  • Post-run group stretch instruction session led by a physiotherapist;

  • 10% discount at The Runners Shop Canberra (5% discount off already reduced items);

  • A celebratory dinner with trainers and other training group participants;

  • Mentoring and advice from experienced runners and past training group ‘graduates’

  • YCRC membership for the remainder of 2017; and

  • the opportunity to participate for free in YCRC events and to join the TTS training group at the conclusion of this program.


The training group starts on Sunday 16 July 2017. Our last run will be Thursday 7 September 2017. Training is on three mornings each week – Tuesday and Thursday (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.) and Sunday (from 7:30 a.m.) 


The training base will be in Parkes Pl West opposite the Treasury building and just south of King Edward Tce. Parking is available on the street and in the nearby carpark.

How much?

The cost of the program is $90 for YCRC members and $110 for non-members. Registration fees are not refundable. Exceptional circumstances will be considered, and an administration fee of $30 will apply. Please note, entry into the Canberra Times Fun Run on Sunday 3 September 2017 is not included in the cost of the training program.

More information?

So put the fun back into running. For more information please contact or find us on Facebook .