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Make it a Mile Beginner Training Program

Make It a Mile is a four-week walking/running program designed to help beginners take the first steps to getting healthy by completing one mile. The program includes a safe, guided training plan designed to allow you to work at your own pace in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. At the end of the four weeks, you'll be mentally and physically able to complete one mile. We encourage participants to exercise at their own comfortable pace. This is a beginner walking or walk/run program but can also be used to get a little extra distance before our No Boundaries path to 5K program.

  • Starts August 21st
  • Mondays at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 6:30 pm
  • Perfect for anyone looking to get started walking or running!

Registration is now open!


No Boundaries Beginner 5K Training Program

No Boundaries focuses on beginners, but all levels of walkers and runners are welcome. The program is structured to help you cross the finish line of your first race in just 10 weeks! It can also help existing runners meet new performance goals. Along the way we'll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs or walks, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. Plus, you'll have the camaraderie of others just like you! The Program meets twice a week during the training period, once on a weeknight and once on Saturday mornings. The workouts will last about an hour to an hour and a half as we increase mileage throughout the season.

Our Fall No Boundaries Beginner Training Program will be combined and workout of both store locations. We offer three 10-12 week programs a year. For additional information, please click the links below!

Fall 2017 Program - Registration Open!

Meets Tuesday Nights at 6:30 pm in Carrboro, Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm in Durham, and Saturday mornings at 7:30 am, alternating between the two stores. We meet at each store, as well as various other locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham areas. All location information will be shared with you each week in our Program Newsletters, on our private Facebook group, and can also be found on our Fleet Feet Calendar.



No Boundaries II - 4 Mile Training Program

No Boundaries II is a follow up program to No Boundaries I - it's perfect for participants who are looking to run a faster 5K/4 Mile race or continue building their endurance. Our NOBO II group will focus on pace and form - to ensure we reach the finish line as stronger and healthier runners. We introduce different components of training that will help build speed and strength. Often our weeknight workouts will include speed or interval training, strength training or hill repeats. We encourage those who are complete the NOBO I program, Groups 3 & 4 to consider their next step to be training with the No Boundaries II group.

Offered once a year during the Summer. Next group will begin May 2018.

Meets Tuesday Nights in Carrboro at 7 pm, Wednesday Nights in Durham at 7 pm and Saturday mornings at 8 am alternating between the two stores. We meet at the Fleet Feet stores, as well as various other locations around the Carrboro/Durham area. All location information will be shared with you each week in our Program Newsletters, on our private Facebook group, and can also be found on our Fleet Feet Calendar.

Questions? Email Nora (nora@fleetfeetcarrboro).


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