Learn to Run


Performance Run

12-week program: October 2 - December 21, 2018Register

The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre Performance Run program is Winnipeg’s newest and most comprehensive running program for individuals looking to learn to run safely with efficiency and to improve their race times.  This program includes a personal pre-assessment with a physiotherapist, weekly group running sessions lead by a certified run coach; twenty-four strength training sessions tailored to runners, and education about running performance, foot health and injury prevention.

Is this program for me?

Whether you are running your first 5K or attempting to beat your personal best in the half or full marathon, our program and team of running coaches and performance specialists will keep you motivated and focused towards achieving your goals while reducing your risk of injury. 

What does the performance run program include?

Your performance team includes a physiotherapist, sport performance specialist, certified run coach, and a pedorthist. Your team works collaboratively to reduce your risk of injury and personalizes your program to ensure you are as successful as possible! 

1. Physical Assessment - Physiotherapist

Our Performance Run program includes a personal 90-minute physical assessment with one of our Sport Medicine Clinic physical therapists as a prerequisite to starting the Performance Run program. This assessment involves a detailed injury history, activity history, as well as a full physical assessment. The assessment cost is $130 in addition to the program registration fee and will be billed separately at the time of the assessment. This provides you the opportunity to bill your assessment to any secondary insurance you may have. Insurance details can be found here.  Once you have registered for our program, please contact our medicine clinic directly to schedule your assessment. Please let them know that you have registered for the Performance Run program. Your assessment must be completed by October 2.

2. Customized Conditioning - Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Using your physical assessment results, our Sport Performance Specialists will design a customized strength and conditioning program to meet your specific needs. To ensure your success your program includes twenty-four strength and conditioning sessions lead by Jordan Koroll. Jordan will keep you motivated and on the road to success safely, effectively and efficiently.

We have a set schedule for your strength & conditioning sessions. Should registration fill we will add more options and provide you the opportunity to switch sessions.

Tuesdays/Thursdays - Strength & Conditioning 6:15 a.m.
Wednesdays - Run Session 6:15 a.m.

3. Guided Run Program - Certified Run Coach

To maximize your results your run program includes a weekly group run session with certified running coach Sheldon Reynolds (12 total). This includes access to our brand-new 160m Mondo track for indoor running sessions. Sheldon will also take you outdoors on pre-determined routes customized to your distance to explore the neighbourhood and get you used to running outdoors. Sheldon has an amazing resume and the best attitude. If anyone can make running fun...it's Sheldon! Ask him all your running questions and get advice from one of the best! 

4. Workshops - Feet, Training Zones & Injury Prevention

To maximize your results while reducing injury, your program also includes a group workshop. In this workshop, you'll meet with your team of specialists and fellow participants. Our Medicine Clinic's Director, Rickie Walkden will talk about injury prevention, our certified Pedorthist Kirk Cook will teach you about proper foot care, and your coaches will teach your about training zones and discuss your overall goals. 

Add-on Services

If you require any additional resources to help improve your performance we have add-on services available, such as:

  • Running economy (metabolic) and VO2 max assessment
  • "Bloodless" lactate threshold assessments to establish your optimal running pace
  • One-on-one nutritional services
  • Services offered by our Sport Medicine Clinic including physical therapy, massage therapy, shoe prescription and foot care assessments, chiropractic and/or physician services, as indicated by your injury and/or needs

What is my investment?

You will need to commit to three days of training with us. Sheldon will also recommend additional solo runs depending on your assessment results and your goals. Your trainer or physiotherapist may also recommend additional activities to complete on your own. Your financial investment is $449 + your physical therapy assessment is $130 - which you may be able to bill some or all to your private physiotherapy insurance coverage.

Limited space available. Book now to guarantee your spot!  


For any additional information please contact us at fitness@sportmanitoba.ca


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