Rookie Running


What is the Rookie Running Training Program?

Rookie Running is a running program for women, developed and coached by Females in Training (FIT). The program commences on 30 January 2024 with three sessions per week over a 10-week period. Participants will be ready to complete the 5.4km event at the Canberra Marathon Festival in April.

The training program will be delivered via Basecamp. Access to the Basecamp app will be provided on registration for the program.

What equipment do I need?

Running shoes, comfortable clothing, cap, water bottle (preferably on a belt) and sunscreen; and a dose of enthusiasm.

Who should register?

The program is open to women over 18 who are new to running or want to get back to running after time out. It’s an ideal way to start building your fitness with a group of women who share the same goal.

Participants should be able to be able to attend the majority of the training sessions throughout the 10-week period, and be available for the ‘graduation run‘ at the end of the program.

What’s the commitment?

There are three runs each week:

  • 6:30am Tuesday from Lennox Gardens (approx. 45 min)

  • 6:30am Thursday from Yarralumla shops (approx. 45 min)

  • 8:00am Saturday at a different parkrun in the Canberra region each week (approx. 1 hour)

What’s the cost?

Registration fee of $75 includes a FIT running t-shirt or singlet. FIT membership must be purchased in addition to this.

Still not sure it’s for you?

Read what Therese has to say about the 2018 program:

I joined Rookie Running in February. I hadn’t run much before so I wasn’t excited about joining, but knew I needed more exercise. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it. The coaches are very warm and encouraging, and the whole group was accepting of the vast range of abilities represented. The coaches are one of the most nurturing group of women I’ve ever met, and they really know their stuff. They were pro-active about learning what difficulties, injuries or niggles we rookies were experiencing, and had lots of good suggestions about how to overcome them. I highly recommend doing this course!”

Registrations are open NOW.

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