True Runner 101 is a free training program geared towards the beginning or the rededicated runner. The program is ideal for anyone that is new or just returning from an injury or layoff. For walkers, this program is excellent to help transition to running.
The 8-week program will help to increase your running volume, and teach you proper running techniques through personalized coaching and group encouragement. The goal is to build a strong base by which to grow. By the end of the program, you will be prepared for a 5k race (3.1 miles). Sign-up here
Good Form Running Clinic with New Balance
Thursday, April 23 | 7:00 PM
Training for a spring race? Let True Runner help you improve your form. Join us as New Balance leads a Good Form Running Clinic. We will start with the basics and work through proper mechanics. Please arrive in athletic apparel and ready to run on our treadmill! Sign up here!
Brooks Run Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 29 | 6:30 PM
Tired of the regular old group run? Join us for a pub run! Our Brooks Run Happy Hour is a 3- or 5-mile run ending at Shady Grove for Happy Hour. Appetizers and the first round are on us! Plus, score a gift with purchase from Brooks before or after the run. Sign up here!
Pittsburgh Marathon Hill Runners
Sunday, May 3 | 7:00 AM
Looking for the best spot to cheer on your marathon or 1/2 marathon runner? Join True Runner on the Birmingham Bridge as a "Hill Runner". Volunteers will stake out the Birmingham Bridge and take turns running up the bridge to give runners the extra boost that they need during this tough part of the course. All volunteers will score some great True Runner swag for participating!
Volunteers should plan to meet on the north end of the bridge by 7:00AM. Keep in mind many roads close after this time and travel may become difficult later in the morning.
Build Your Body: Supplemental Training Series Presented by True Runner - Recovery Session
Tuesday, May 5 | 6:30 PM
During race training season, True Runner is offering a supplemental training series to runners that focuses on "Build Your Body". We will emphasize on effective cross-training to reach your running goals. Our final event in the series will focus on recovery. Post-race recovery is often overlooked. Yoga is a great way to relax the mind and body through stretching and relaxation techniques. Join True Runner and X Shadyside for a yoga class. Learn more here!
FEATURED STAFFJESSICA M.In addition to working in running speciality retail since 2008, Jessica's background includes collegiate running teaching and coaching. Currently Jessica is running anywhere between 30-50 miles per week depending on what race she is training for.