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A Snail's Pace Running Academy offers structured training to 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 Mission Viejo, classes are offered out of our Mission Viejo store- A Snail's Pace Running Shop, 24451 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo 92691. All courses are run along the Los Alisos River bed trail.

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- Beginning 5k training in 36 sessions (a very basic entry level class for long time walkers who want the next challenging step)

RUNNIING 102- Beginning 10k training in 36 sessions (challenge yourself and maintain fitness at the same time) This group while 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 103- Fitness and 10-mile training in 36 sessions (running with an introduction to core and strength training exercises) This is a group course to continue your advancement in your running endurance while making your an overall stronger athlete.

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 a 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 the training session.

We will not only get you to the start line of the race, but prepare you successfully complete your event.


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 three month membership to A Snail's Pace Running Club upon completion of your training.

-Your own personal, professionally training, certified Coach. 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.

-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 and Alumni Participants: $125

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