ReeseStrong 5K Training Team

for Youth Ages 7 to 15


Training Sessions are at 6 pm at the Chickahominy Middle School Track.  Registration for the training team is open until August 13.

If your child is training to complete a 5K for the first time, trying to set a 5K PR, or getting in shape for fall sports, then join us for the ReeseStrong 5K training program.  This structured 7 week program will help youth ages 7 to 15 prepare for the September 16th ReeseStrong 5K.  Group training sessions will begin on Sunday, July 30.  Participants will be grouped by age and ability level from beginner to advanced.

Your Coaches

Emma Moyer started running seriously after her first daughter was born in 2012. She is a two time ReeseStrong 5K female champion setting the female course record in 2015 with a time of 17:58.  Emma has also won her age group at the Richmond Half Marathon, the Shamrock Half Marathon, the Race 13.1, Richmond Half Marathon and the Monument 10K.  She is certified personal trainer, group ex instructor, nutrition specialist and holistic health coach.  Emma owns her own Health Coaching business called Be Mom Strong

Ryan Middleton was the 2016 ReeseStrong 5K overall champion with a course record time of 15:48.  He is an endurance coach with a focus on the run as well as a personal trainer and strength coach at Endorphin Fitness.  Ryan is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and a Road Runner Club of America Certified Run Coach.  He is most excited about overall improvement and progress of his athletes, no matter their level.  Ryan coaches runners across all distances including 5k to ultra marathon.  There is a fine line, as well as an important balance, between hard training and over training which Ryan is a master at accomplishing efficiently.  His philosophy is heavily focused on optimizing run performance using running as well as cross training and strength training to remain healthy and injury free.  Ryan has expertise in cycling, water running, and strength training for runners.  Ryan has found much success in Richmond area races, along with a few victories on the ultramarathon circuit.  Currently his PR’s are 15:48(5k), 33:55 (10k), 1:15 (13.1), and 2:42 (26.2).  Ryan is also an area high school cross country coach.

Scott Crow is a 2 time ReeseStrong 5K champion (2013 and 2014) and a track and cross country coach for Atlee High School.  Scott has competed in a number of other events including the Monument Avenue 10K, the Richmond Marathon, Boston Marathon, and the Tough Mudder.


Times, Dates, and Location

Group training sessions will be held at 6 pm to 7 pm on the following Sundays:  July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, and 10.   Participants will be given a training plan during the week.  The July 30 training will begin with a parent information session. The location of the Sunday trainings sessions will be at Chickahominy Middle School, 9465 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.  Registration for the training team will be close on August 14 at 6 pm.


Parents can train for free!

Are you thinking about participating in the ReeseStrong 5K?  While your child is training for the 5K, why don't you train with them for free?  Although the only official training team members are youth ages 7 to 15, parents can prepare for the ReeseStrong 5K with their children during the group training sessions.  

Registration Fee (For Youth ages 7 to 15)

The training team is $40.


What's included in the fee

  • Registration for the ReeseStrong 5K
  • 7 week structured 5K training program
  • Sunday group training sessions
  • 5K Gold Rush technical training shirt
  • ReeseStrong 5K participant shirt
  • Chip timing for the ReeseStrong 5K
  • ReeseStrong 5K finisher's medal