HIGH FLYERS TRAINING GROUPS
Join the High Flyers
The High Flyers is a community for anyone who wants to enhance their life through our running, walking, cycling and swimming groups. Our groups are customer focused and founded on our UAR core values of Inclusion, Purpose and Experience. The camaraderie experienced will keep you coming back for miles and miles.
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At Up and Running, we understand that getting started is the hardest part. We provide a series of tools and resources to help get you started and to keep you motivated. We offer training groups for walking, running, cycling, and swimming. All paces and all abilities are welcomed, we truly are a community that will do everything to help you succeed and meet your own personal goals!
We also offer an on-going series of seminars and classes and a calendar for our current store and community events.
Running and Walking Groups
Join our running and walking groups in Dayton and Troy. It is a great way to cover a few miles and make new friends! The running & walking groups are free of charge and no registration is required.
Every Tuesday night in Dayton at 6:00 PM at the store. All abilities welcome. Distances are under an hour on Tuesdays.
Every Saturday morning in Dayton 7:30 AM at the store. All abilities welcome. Varying distances every weekend. The Saturday morning run/walk group is currently self supported, we encourage you to meet your friends and head out for a few miles together. A UAR staff member will be at the store to welcome you back by 10:00am on Saturdays.
Every Wednesday night in Troy at 6:00 PM at the store. All abilities welcome. Distances are under an hour on Wednesdays.
Every Saturday morning in Troy at 8:00am at the store. All abilities welcome. Varying distances every weekend. The Saturday morning run/walk group is currently self supported, we encourage you to meet your friends and head out for a few miles together. A UAR staff member will be at the store to welcome you back starting at 10:00am on Saturdays.
Cycling & Multisport Group
Join our outdoor cycling group Monday nights from 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM during the spring & summer months. Helmets and lights/reflectivity required as well as a form of emergency contact info (such as a Road ID). Ride location depends on the time of year.
Our first official ride is Monday, April 4th! Rides are around 18-20+ miles and will increase as we begin to gain daylight, riding for 1hour to 1.5hours. The group starts on the bike path and moves to the hills and country roads. This is a no drop ride! The group typically averages 14mph-16mph with some sections increasing upwards of 20mph. The group will always regroup at the tops of hills, turns, etc.
In the Spring, the group meets at the Spring Valley bike path by 6:15pm with pedals spinning at 6:30pm. There is port o John around the corner on the path. There is no running water (bring your own bottles). If you are unsure of the weather, please call the store.
Up and Running Swim and Triathlon
Up and Running Swim and Triathlon is a United States Masters Swimming (USMS) group dedicated to swimmers and triathletes who want to improve technique, endurance and speed with coached workouts, while training with a friendly, motivating group.
Athletes should be comfortable swimming at least 1,800 yards in a workout format (ie not straight swimming) in one hour.
USMS membership is required of all swimmers, however you may visit as a guest by filling out a 30-Day trial form and signing a waiver. Workout times are 5:00 am – 6:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the West Carrollton YMCA.
Up and Running Jr’s
Come learn and enjoy the benefits of running through a positive and rewarding experience! Your child will be grouped by ability to meet individual needs. We have created three fun groups that will suit your children’s needs based on their varying degree of development. The three groups are:
Lynx – My child can run but needs frequent walking breaks during running. They can run less than 2:00 before needing a break. Sustained running for distance is new for my child.
Servals – My child can run about a mile or 8-12 min. without requiring a break. My child has attempted sustained running for distance in a practice, race, or for fun.
Ocelot – My child has successfully sustained running a 5K during the past year.
Juniors 2022 will start on Monday, June 6th and finish Thursday, July 14th taking place at Forrest Field Park! Cost: $60 for 1st child in family and $30 for additional children in family.
This year, registration will be via google forms at the link below. Payment for the program will be accepted ONLY on the first night of Juniors, cash or check made payable to Up and Running. With payment, please bring your signed Centerville-Washington Park District release form from your Juniors flyer.
Running & Walking 101 & 101.5
The Running 101 run/walk group is for the individual who wants to train from the couch to 5k. Prior to starting this program, the individual should be able to walk for a brisk 30 minutes. Up and Running will provide coach-led workouts, training schedules, technical product, weekly updates, and much more. Our winter/spring season is in full swing!
This program is for adults only and we cannot accommodate strollers due to the nature of the program, thank you in advance for understanding.
The Running 101.5 run/walk group is for the individual who has previously completed Running 101 or completed a 5K and is ready to jump up to a 10K! Registration fee of $60.00 for Running 101.5-includes weekly coaching, training shirt and race registration entry.
Beginner Triathlon Program
Our beginner triathlon program is a 10 week program meant to prepare the first time triathlete to complete a triathlon. The program will prepare you to complete the following triathlon distance: 300 yard serpentine pool swim – 10 mile bike (road) – 5k run through surrounding neighborhood. This program is currently on hold, for beginner triathlon questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.