Learn to Run

Learn to Run is a popular 9-week program with a weekly coaching session. Runners at any level of experience are welcome to attend.

“The Learn to Run program began in 2008 and has been going strong since then,” says Nick Burke, Fiddlers Run Race Director.

“We’ve had hundreds of people of all ages and abilities, and from various communities participate in Learn to Run.”

Over the course of the eight-week Learn to Run program, participants follow a walk/run schedule and eventually work their way up to running a 5km distance. In addition to the weekly group runs, physicians, dietitians, physiotherapists and other experts visit to discuss everything from injury prevention to proper nutrition. “The goal is to see Learn to Run graduates participate in the Fiddlers Fun Run in June upon completing the program,” says Burke.

The Learn to Run program is a partnership between the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run and the YMCA of Cape Breton.

Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to visit to register online:
Click here to register
The cost is $25 per person for the nine-week session, which includes a technical running t-shirt and automatic registration for the Fiddlers Fun Run.

Participants should come prepared to run each night, including the first night, rain or shine.