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A Snail's Pace Running Academy offers a medically based, structured training program for runners/walkers of all levels. Our goal is to safely train each individual and help them accomplish their own "A Fitness Lifestyle" goals.

In the Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach area classes are offered in two locations; Edison Community Center: 21377 Magnolia St. Huntington Beach, 92646 and 1 Main St. (Huntington Beach Pier, next to the flagpole), Huntington Beach, 92648

Classes offered are:

SNAIL STEPS 100- This class is designed to get you started on a safe and injury free way of walking in 36 sessions.  Our goal, in addition to having fun, is to assist you in increasing your overall health profile.

RUNNING 101- 5k distance training in 36 sessions

RUNNIING 102- 10k distance training in 36 sessions. This group will introduce you to track workouts, hill repeats and other challenging, yet fun running skills. A stronger emphasis will be placed on running form and gait.

RUNNING 201- Half Marathon Training in a 16 week, 1x a week group. (In this course, you have option of running with our coached 102 group during the week at no additional charge) We can help you complete your first half marathon or prepare you improve upon a previous events time. As with all of our courses, we are very goal oriented.

RUNNING 301- Marathon Training in 20 week, 1x a week group. (In this group, you have the option of running with our coached 102 group during the week at no additional charge)We offer multiple training schedules depending on the ability of the runner. We are here to challenge you but safely guide you through your training.

We will not only get you to the start line of the race, but prepare you to successfully complete your event and be stronger in your day to day activities./p>


A Snail's Pace Running Academy is officially sponsored by BROOKS RUNNING. All participants will receive:

-a Brooks Technical Training Shirt with the Running Academy Logo

-a Brooks Technical Training Cap,

-a discount coupon worth $15.00 off Brooks shoes at any A Snail's Pace Running Shop,

-a coupon worth $15.00 off any purchase of $50 or more at A Snail's Pace Running Shop.

-you will receive 10% off of all purchases made at any A Snail's Pace Running Shop while you are a participant of the Running Academy

-for those who sign up for 201-Half Marathon or 301-Marathon training courses, you will receive a free 3 month membership to A Snail's Pace Running Club upon completion of your training.

All coaches are CPR certified. You also have access to a full line of Medical Professional who work directly with all A Snail's Pace Running Academy Coaches and Athletes.

-Structured, "goal oriented" training schedules.

-Access to the "members zone" on the official Running Academy website. Through the "member zone", you can access your running schedule, useful articles and specials provided only to our Running Academy members from our vendors and medical professionals.

-We also provide your with informative workshops based on your goal oriented needs.

Enrollment fee for all programs is as follows: New Participants: $150 Alumni Participants: $125

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