What we're about

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; 1 Main St. (Huntington Beach Pier, next to the flagpole), Huntington Beach, 92648 and Back Bay Loop-Muth Interpretive Center 2301 University Dr., Newport Beach 92660. Tuesday classes are at the Pier 6pm and Saturday classes are at the Back Bay loop 7am.

Classes offered are:

5K Walking /Running Training: This is a 8 week class meeting 2 times per week. Our goal, in addition to having fun, is to assist you in increasing your overall health profile.

Half Marathon Training is a 16+ week, 1x a week group. We can help you complete your first half marathon or prepare you to improve upon a previous events time. As with all of our courses, we are very goal oriented. Classes are held Saturday 7am at the Back Bay Loop.

Marathon Training is a 20+ week, 1x a week group. 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. Classes are held Saturday 7am at the Back Bay Loop.

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.


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

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.

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

Enrollment fee for all programs is as follows: 5K training- $99, Half Marathon- $149 and Full Marathon- $199.


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Running in your 40's+ Injury Prevention by Yoga

Online event

As we age up in our race age groups, we require more focus on flexibility. Through your Academy class, we focus on endurance, balance, and strength. Now you will learn how to utilize flexibility. Our Monrovia Asst.Manage Kate will lead this Taco Tuesday FB Live Video. Kate was a former NY Running Club Panelist and is aging up herself. She will be showing you a few go-to yoga movements sport-specific for running.

Thirsty Thursday The Benefits of Interval Training for Running

Grab your favorite beverage and join us as Coach Michelle explains the benefits of using interval training at different stages of your training cycle. Interval training is not just for beginners, it can benefit you as you establish different goals for your running plans. This is a Zoom meeting and if you are a member of the Academy, you will receive a meeting link via email. For more info on how to become an Academy member, click here: https://asnailspace.net/academy/

RA101 FV Week 9 Session 1
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Huntington Dog Beach

Here we go, Week 9! Your progress towards your goals has been inspiring. I truly love running with you all because I can see your determination, struggle, and growth. Struggle is important because as you move through it, you become stronger as a runner and in all areas of life. This week we will still be at 2:3 intervals for a full 40 minutes. Tuesday night will be very warm so start hydrating early in the day so you are good to go. See you Tuesday!

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