Registration for BlackToe Run Club is currently open!
Please note that Winter/Spring Training Plans start January 4th.
In accordance with City & Provincial guidelines and bylaws, all group workouts are temporarily suspended. Athletes will continue to receive an online training program and will have access to coaches via weekly zoom sessions and the team Facebook Group.
The BlackToe Run Club is a coached program suitable for both beginners and experienced runners. The program is group coaching designed to help you get faster and learn proper training techniques from our awesome coaches. We can handle all speeds so don't worry about being too fast or too slow for this group. Just come ready to run!
If you are a beginner - we recommend being able to run continuously for 10 minutes before starting the group programs. If you are not quite there, send us an email and we will help you get started!
BlackToe Run Club Basic Membership - $40/month
RUN CLUB COACHED WORKOUTS ARE ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 6:30PM STARTING FROM THE STORE, or OTHER LOCATION AS ADVISED. (In-person sessions currently suspended as per Health Guidelines)
What does a typical team workout look like?
- We always start at the store and run easy to the workout location as a team.
- Coaches then lead runners through warm-up and form development exercises.
- Runners are then divided into the appropriate pace groups for the core running segment of the workout which is often intervals (200m - 2km) with short rest breaks. These change week to week as you progress.
- Post-workout the team will do 10-15 minutes of strength work focused on your core and other key running muscles.
- When it is all done, we run as a team back to the store at a very easy pace!
- Plan on 75 - 90 minutes for the whole workout including workout and run back to the store.
Membership includes copy of one of the team plans (non-customized) 2 x per year. Start/End dates each season are based on the Toronto team goal races only (spring/fall). Runners can be moved to higher volume plans or change to different goal distances between seasons.
Plan options include:
- Half Marathon
Interim Races – For Basic Membership plans, special training for interim races will not be included in your plan. Additional customization of plans to incorporate interim races can be purchased via the enhanced coaching package or one-time consultation options.
Membership is minimum of 3 months commitment.
BlackToe Run Club Tuesday workouts are facilitated by the Coach, with help from the Assistant Coach.
- Questions to the Coach should be asked at the workouts or via Facebook post on the Run Club page only (not via private FB messenger or email).
- Members will have access to all team events/ speakers
- Members get 25% discount on BlackToe Branded Apparel and are encouraged to race in team gear.
Members get access to other team discounts, kit pick up for Chilly Half and 30k Around The Bay, as well as other promotions.
Advanced Coaching Packages*
Enhanced Coaching Package for Run Club Members (minimum one season commitment) – $110/month ($40 for Basic Membership plus $70 for enhanced customization) :
- All benefits of Run Club Membership
- 4 private emails to the Coach per month
- Fully Customized Plan 2 x per year with one goal race per season (Spring/Fall) of your choice (does not have to line up with Toronto team goal races)
- Detailed race plan for goal race