Louise Hodgson-Jones

The Official TC10K Run/Walk Training Clinics will start the week of January 21 at Recreation Centres all over Victoria and the Capital Regional District.

The 14-week training program is offered at 13 Recreation Centres with the objective of running or walking the 23rd Annual TC10K on Sunday, April 29.

The clinics offer a variety of locations, days and times to accommodate any schedule. There are five programs – two for walking, and three running levels – for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Participants in the clinics each pay $120 + HST and receive a comprehensive 14-week training program, technical training shirt, TC10K registration (including the event shirt), and expert advice on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and shoe selection. All clinics are led by experienced, trained Run/Walk Leaders.

“The clinics are a great way to get motivated and to set goals,” says Race Director Jacqui Sanderson. “Participants will start off in the first week where they will run for a minute and walk for a minute. But after the 14 weeks they are actually running for 10 minutes. After the TC10K they often set new goals such as another 10K or half-marathon.”

Interested individuals who wish to join a clinic can register directly with their local recreation centre. The participating centres are listed at

The TC10K is Canada’s second largest 10-kilometre race. In 2011, 13,096 registered for the 10-kilometre race and the Thrifty Foods 1.5k Family Run. To register go to For more information call: 250-744-5538.