• Team Membership


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    Our mission is to provide a supportive community-oriented training environment for competitive runners that will help them reach their peak performance potential.

    Team 5am is currently limited to a total of 40 athletes. The team size is limited in order to provide athletes with a level of personalized coaching and training that is not possible in larger community groups or teams. Further, a close, supportive community is one of the things that makes Team 5am so incredible. We want to keep our group at a size where every individual knows each other and feels connected to each other.

    Team membership includes all the benefits below. As a team member you will have access to the weekly training plan and are able to participate in all runs and workouts. In addition to our general annual membership, we offer two Training Cycles that can be added to your membership which offer a more personalized, more in-depth training experience.

    If you choose to participate in the Training Cycles, you will also have access to the training plan for the full cycle and receive personalized guidance from the coaches including plan modifications and workout modifications to meet the needs of your individual race and fitness. Membership without participation in a Training Cycle is best for team members who:
    1) Are not actively training competitively for a race; 2) Are injured; 3) Are taking a break from running – traveling a lot, family needs, just burned out or 4) Are focusing on something completely outside of half-marathon/marathon training


    Annual Team Membership: $150.00

    • Group training throughout the year – half marathon and marathon training

    • Experienced endurance coaches with certifications in endurance running, personal training, and sports nutrition. No individual coaching or training plan modifications.

    • Weekly coached workouts – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:45am

    • Weekday easy/recovery runs (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)

    • Group Fun Runs such as Sunday mimosa/pastry runs, Holiday Lights run, and more

    • A monthly supported long run with fuel provided on the run

    • Stylish Team singlet to race for and represent Team 5am

    • Discounts from partnered companies including Running Warehouse, Zenith Performance and Wellness, Eugene Marathon, and Eugene Running Company (and more to come this year)

    • Social Events including annual Running Retreat and Annual team celebration

    • Team gear available for purchase

    • Group Messenger for team communication and Group Strava

    • Quarterly running clinic with field experts and professional runners

    • General strength and nutrition for runner’s guidance

      • Monthly newsletter

    • 15% discount for team member partners and spouses

    • Scholarship funds – Sliding Scale available

    • 20% Discounted individualized coaching or mental training sessions

    Training Cycle Membership
    $125 per 6-month Training Cycle (6-months) in addition to the yearly membership

    To maximize the benefit of being a Team member and gain the most out of the expertise the coaches have to offer, we recommend anyone who is seriously training to join the Training Cycles. Each training cycle is composed of a base-training phase, a 12-16-week training plan, race plan, and a recovery period.

    • In addition to the group training plan, members who are part of the coached training cycle will receive personalized plan guidance such as suggested workout modifications, training plan adjustments to match race timing or race distance, and access to biweekly coaching office hours (for more individualized coaching see below).

    • Pre-season meeting with the coaches to discuss goals, mid-season meeting to discuss progress, Post-race meeting to debrief

    • Opportunities to participate in exclusive races

    • Race Discounts

    Spring Cycle (January through June) Target Races May Include:

    - Eugene Marathon/Half, Boston Marathon, Newport Marathon/Half

    Fall Cycle (July through December) Target Races May Include:

    - New York Marathon, California International Marathon, Rogue Marathon/Half, Run to Stay Warm Half


    *Individualized Coaching
    If you are looking for a fully customized/individualized race plan, want frequent communication including weekly coach check-ins, and want regular coach guidance on race/training nutrition, race strategy, and weekly modification to run plans, individualized coaching may be right for you. The Training Cycles offer some personalized adjustments to plans but are not able to provide detailed coaching including week to week modification based on your personal fitness, strengths, and external life factors. Individual Coaching is available with the coaches for a discounted price to team members, check-in with her if you want to know more about this.

  • Eligibility for Membership

    As a competitive team that focuses on high-intensity and high-mileage running, it’s essential for runners to be at a baseline fitness level in order to train safely and get the best experience from the team. We welcome all runners of adult age (18+) and gender who meet the following before participating in a team trial membership:

    • Be training for an upcoming race for a goal of a half-marathon time of 1:35 or faster; or a marathon of 3:15 or faster

    • Running at least 30-40 miles a week on average for half-marathon goals; 40-50 for marathoners

    • Currently able to run a long run of at least 10 miles regularly

    • Currently able to maintain a pace on runs classified as easy or recovery at faster than 9 minutes per mile for 6 or more consecutive miles 3-4 times a week

    • Currently able to regularly run 3-4 consecutive miles at a picked-up pace of 7min 45 sec per mile or faster.

    • Have completed or have the goal to complete a half-marathon or marathon in the next year

    If you're not yet at this level in your training, we encourage you to work up to this before trying out the team. Our coach, Jenn Lewis, can do individual coaching and help create an individual training plan to help increase your mileage or speed (see team website) or the following Eugene community run support is available to help you train.

    • RunHub NW’s run club Big Timber: individuals of all levels, training at a variety of distances. One coached workout a week; general membership and season training plans available. https://runhubnw.com/big-timber-running-club/

      • RunHub also offers an all-level community run on Wednesdays at 6pm every week

    • Eugene FrontRunners: A recently started run/walk club for LGBTQAA individuals and allies. Open to all levels. Meets for a community run every Monday at 6pm at Amazon trailhead at the South Eugene Track.

    • Eugene Running Company: Offers an all-level community run on Mondays at 6pm every week. ERC also has a half-marathon/marathon training group that does weekly long-runs on Saturdays.

    Trying out the Team:

    To try out the team, we will invite you to run with the team for a trial 4-week period. After 4 weeks, you'll meet with the coaches, Lonn and Jenn, and you can discuss together whether the Team is a good fit for you and your goals. In order to be considered for the team, we require you to run at least 4 workouts (Tuesday/Thursday runs) with the team and at least one run a week during the 4-week trial period. We require this because we think it takes at least this much time to get an idea of what the team is about and whether the team and training style is a good fit for you and the Team.