Learn to run a 5K or a half marathon this year!  Certified and experienced instructors will teach you the basics of running and help you increase your mileage for successful races.

Learn to Run 5K

Start your training on the right foot with a run at the Y! During this 8 week course, you will progress from walking to running as our instructor teaches you basic running skills. All skill levels welcome. FREE to members and ONLY $20 for non-members. membership desk.

Train for the new YMCA Trails & Tails 5K, Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bob Hoffman Dover Branch – March 16 – May 4, 2019  Saturdays, 8 – 9 a.m.
Register online  Contact Erika Helwig for more information.  717-292-5622
Train for the Trails and Tails 2019 Dover Flyer

Learn more about the Trails and Tails 5K event.

Train for the Turkey Trot 5K, Thursday, November 28, 2019

Bob Hoffman Dover Branch – September 16 – November 23, 2019  Saturdays, 8 – 9 a.m.
Register online  Contact Erika Helwig for more information.  717-292-5622
Program flyer

York Branch – October 7 – November 25, 2019  Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Register online   Contact Jamie Coy for more information.  717-843-7884
Program flyer

Learn to Run Distance

York Branch – March 2 – May 11, 2019, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.
Register online  Contact Jamie Coy for more information.  717-843-7884
Learn to Run – Long Run Series 2019 flyer

This Learn to Run series class will help you prepare to run the York Half-Marathon on Sunday, May 19th.  A training plan will be provided for your mid week runs.  Saturday group runs with the trainer will take place on the Heritage Rail Trail.  Stay on track with your training!

Week 1, Mar 2 – 4 miles
Week 2, Mar 9 – 4 miles
Week 3, Mar 16 – 5 miles
Week 4, Mar 23 – 6 miles
Week 5, Mar 30 – 7 miles
Week 6, Apr 6 – 8 miles
Week 7, Apr 13 – 9 miles
Week 8, Apr 20 – 10 miles
Week 9, Apr 27 – 11 miles
Week 10, May 4 – 12 miles
Week 11, May 11 – 6 miles
Week 12, May 19 – Race Day!