Bird Dog Run Training

Want to get in shape for long-distance running? This fall, Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA is offering the revamped Bird Dog Run Training program to help you improve performance and prepare for two big events in the area - the Turkey Day 8K and the Hair of the Dog Run. Learn running fundamentals, execute a 5- or 10-week plan and be at your best for the races!

The Bird Dog Run Training program starts Monday, October 24. Run Coach Workouts will be held Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM at the TEH YMCA. Warm Ups begin at 6:15 PM those days. Choose from 3 training options: Phase 1, Phase 2 or Total (includes Phases 1 and 2).

Training Options

> Total

  • Whole 10 weeks
  • Includes both Phases 1 & 2
  • October 24 - January 1
  • Prep for both races during time frame

> Phase 1

  • First 5 weeks
  • October 24 - November  27
  • Prep for Turkey Day 8K (Nov. 24, 2016)

> Phase 2

  • Last 5 weeks
  • November 28 -  January 1
  • Prep for Hair of the Dog Run (Jan. 1, 2017)

Training Plan

  • 5- or 10-week program
  • Starts Monday, October 24
  • Run Coach Workouts Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM (Warm Ups 6:15 PM)
  • Prescribed Cardio, Strength and Drill workouts on your own other days per week

Training Perks

  • Learn basics on running attire, footwear, nutrition and form
  • Run Workouts led by proven, long-term competitor & 2020 Olympic hopeful (twice weekly)
  • Strength Workouts led by Certified Personal Trainer (once every other week)
  • Customized program to ensure your success for two events
  • Receive exclusive 10% off discount at Gotta Run Spartanburg on new shoes and apparel

Registration

Registration for this program has been extended and is now open through Saturday, October 22. Register online now, or register with a Membership staff person at the TEH YMCA Front Desk.

Bird Dog Total

  • Member: $120.00
  • Non-member: $145.00

 

 

Bird Dog Phase 1

  • Member: $75.00
  • Non-member: $90.00

 

Bird Dog Phase 2

  • Member: $75.00
  • Non-member: $90.00

 

 


Events

12th Annual GHS Turkey Day 8K

  • An initiative of Partners for Active Living
  • Sponsored by Greenville Health System
  • Downtown Spartanburg 
  • Thursday, November 24, 2016
  • 7:00 - 9:00 AM

35th Annual Hair of the Dog Run

  • A YMCA of Greater Spartanburg event
  • Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017
  • Starts 9:00 AM