May 4, 2019
West Carleton Amateur Sports Club

Note that there is no Run Training Program this year.
There are however, many good running groups and programs around the city.
Just Google "beginner running programs" for online resources and locations (like the Running Room).

Walk Training Program

This program is FREE with a 5km walk registration!

Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes the 23rd annual Diefenbooker Race!!
An awesome opportunity to improve your health.

If you've been thinking about your health or your fitness level .....
            why not join the free Walking program in Carp.

It is a great way to incorporate walking into your life!

Free Walking Clinic

The Walking program is for those who wish to participate in the Diefenbooker Race in the walking event. Your fitness will build as well and you'll be able to comfortably walk the 5 km distance.

If you are somewhat active (gardening, housework, etc.) and without significant health issues, the walking group is for you. We are walking enthusiasts who will provide ongoing encouragement to enable you to walk 5 km in less than an hour, improve walking posture and form, and to finish the Diefenbooker 5 km walk feeling energized rather than exhausted.

This is a 10 week program. Over the 10 weeks you will build up your fitness level and your confidence to be able to walk the 5 km event at the Diefenbooker Race. We will train together once a week on Wednesday evenings, at 6:30.

At week 1, we will walk for 15 minutes. You will be expected to practice this three times during the week by yourself. As every week progresses the walking time increases. During the course of the 10 weeks, we will work on proper posture, the use of the arms, and form and techniques. As your fitness increases, we will do some training on hills and some exercises to increase our speed. On the final day of the clinic, we will walk the actual race course, so that you know what to expect on race day. You will be amazed at how easy it seems.

For more information or if you have questions:
- please attend a 30 minute information session at the West Carleton Amateur Sports Club on Mon, Feb. 25 at 7:00 pm (we will help you with what to wear for winter walking, discuss the schedule and answer any questions).

To register for the Walking Clinic:
- simply register for the 5km Walk event (Register using the "" link found here: Online Reg)
- then come to the lobby of the W.E Johnston Arena (3832 Carp Road) on Wed, Feb 27 at 6:30 pm to be ready to start your 10 week Walking Clinic. Come ready to walk (wearing running or walking shoes).

Think about joining us! Above all else we have fun.
It doesn't matter if you are new to walking or need some help getting started again, we'd love the company!

Make the better health commitment to YOURSELF now! No more excuses, walk your way to a more fit self.


Every Accomplishment starts with the decision to try………anonymous.