No Boundaries 5k Program

Let us help YOU get fit, meet friends and walk or run a 5k!

Meet twice a week for 10 weeks to progress towards your individual goals!

The Next No Boundaries Training Group Kicks Off November 10th, 2019! Come Join Us!




No Boundaries is a nationally organized and recognized program, offered at Fleet Feet Sports stores across the country. The program is structured to help you cross the finish line of your first 5k (3.1 miles) in just 10 weeks! The program, like Fleet Feet Sports, is all-inclusive. It knows no shape, size or speed. Along the way we’ll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs or walks, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. Plus, you’ll have the camaraderie of others just like you!

All fitness levels are welcome! Within No Boundaries, we will offer three training plans (we meet as one large group and split up into small groups for the workout.)

No Boundaries Walk/Run: This is our classic NoBo group, focusing on the beginner. It's great for new runners, as well as those coming of injury or rest who want a way to get back into things gradually. The program starts at run 1 minute, walk 2 minutes for a short distance and ends with run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute for the race.

 No Boundaries Run Group: This group starts at 1 mile and is for those that can already run some or all of 1 mile (for example run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute) and want to work up to running most or all of the 5k goal race with some walking breaks if needed.

No Boundaries Walk: With mentors dedicated to walking workouts, No Boundaries Walk is for a participant who wants to start out walking 1 mile and work up to walking 3.5 miles by race day! All paces are welcome to join the walking group.

The above programs meet twice a week during the training period, Thursdays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 8 am. The workouts will last about an hour to an hour and a half as we increase mileage throughout the season. The cost of the program is $100 (less than $5 a practice). This includes a No Boundaries labeled technical shirt, giveaways, informative clinics, expert coaching and mentor assistance.


Important Dates

Upcoming No Boundaries Session: (We will train for 10 weeks for this Training Season)
Early bird Registration will open October 12th, 2019: $90 after October 26th regular price will increase to: $100.

Registration Deadline:

November 24th, 2019

Information Meeting
Sunday, November 10th, 2019- 3:00-4:00pm @ Fleet Feet

You do not have to be signed up to attend! This is a detailed information session, open to anyone interested in the program and will act as an orientation for those who have already committed to this life-changing journey! We will not be running at the kick-off event.

First Workout
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 @ 6:00pm at Cleveland Park- Shelter #29

Goal Race

Greenville News 5k- January, 18th 2020


About Your Coach

 Ashley Pearce is the head coach of the No Boundaries 5k Training Group. She enjoys watching participants meet their personal goals and also make lifelong friendships! She and her husband have three young boys. She grew up right here in Greenville and ran cross country and track at Greenville High School. Ashley went on to run at Mars Hill College, where she majored in Special Education. Ashley can’t wait to meet each new participant in the No Boundaries program.


"At the age of 64, I never thought I would be running. However, after joining No Boundaries 5K Run/Walk Training Group I have made a believer out of myself. When I first began, I had a lot of fears such as falling, not being able to keep up with the others and whether I could endure the ten weeks of training. The Coach and the Mentors are awesome, welcoming and very encouraging. The mentors keep pace with you and make sure no one is left to run alone. Not only has my confidence increased, I have become stronger, and I have also increased my pace and time. I am now in my second No Boundaries 5K Training Group and consider myself a runner. I have completed three 5K races since joining the training group and look forward to training for an 8K and possibly a 10K.  I have also met some wonderful people who I look forward to seeing and having conversations with.  ~Inez 

When I started I could not run a mile without walking portions. Just last Saturday I was able to run the entire 5K distance! That is completely thanks to the coach and wonderful mentors that have encouraged and worked with me, and the friends I’ve made by participating in this group. This has been a fantastic experience for me!! ~Marty Price

"I decided I wanted to Be a Runner, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. I knew shoes were going to be important, so looking up the address to Fleet Feet Greenville, I came across information for No Boundaries running group. When I went to the introductory session, I knew I needed this coach and team support. My first week with NoBo, I ran for maybe 2 minutes at a time!  Lots of practice, encouragement and sweat (summer training!) I was able to run and complete the Julie Valentine center’s “Run to Overcome” 5K!  Supporting that agency is personally very important me, so I knew it was meant to be my first 5K in over 20 years!!  Thanks to the coach, mentors and support of the group, I gained the confidence and stamina to go from couch to 5K! Happy to report no blood, definitely sweat and the only tears I’ve cried are of Joy!" 

"After looking to get myself healthier, I went looking for a good pair of running shoes. I checked out Fleet Feets website, and it was there that I came across the No Boundaries program offered for different fitness levels. I felt this would be a perfect fit in assisting me in my fitness goals. I am now finishing up my second season of the "NoBo" group and my one mile time has improved by over 3 minutes. I've lost over 20 lbs and soon will be running my first 5k race. I've developed better eating habits, maintained weight training, and increased my running abilities. No Boundaries has been a key ingredient to my success. You will meet people with common goals in a friendly atmosphere, which is great to keep yourself motivated & accountable. Ashley is exceptional in overseeing the NoBo groups and a joy to run with. Mentors run at the front, middle, & end of the groups and no one is left behind. My daughter also joined the NoBo group and is finishing up her first season. After a recent run with the group she said "this group is like a family". There's no pressure or shaming. If you're thinking about joining, Do It, you won't be disappointed and will be glad you did" - Ron

"One of the things I like about NoBo is the camaraderie present in the practices and on race day. Also, since joining, I have observed improvements in my: 

  1. Race times, shaving 4 minutes off my 5k
  2. Resting pulse rate (RPR), decreasing by an average of 4 beats per minute 

There’s lots of research showing that RPR is a powerful indictor of health status so I was glad to see it decrease. For those who might be interested, I wrote up a study on this improvement, and the full paper is available for free at:

Hart J. Resting pulse rate analysis for an individual undergoing different types of exercise: A case study in methodology. Biology of Exercise 2018; 14(1):75-86. Link: ARTICLE LINK

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the cost of registration?
A: The cost is $100 and includes a No Boundaries labeled technical shirt, prizes, giveaways, informative clinics, expert coaching and mentor assistance.

Q: If I miss workouts, or I have to consistently miss one of the days of our weekly meetings does that mean I cannot be involved in the program?
A: Of course you can still be involved!  We would love to have every trainee at every run, but understand that life and obligations may get in the way.  Just make sure that you are completing your training runs independently so you don’t fall behind on your progress!  Also, let your coach and mentors know when you expect to miss so we don’t worry about you!

Q:  How do I register?
A: Register online, or drop by the store at 635 Augusta St. 

Q: What does the training schedule look like?
A: We will be starting at low mileages and building over the course of the program.  It will never change suddenly or dramatically and you will always be well prepared for any increase in distance. 

Q:  Where do we meet?
A:  We will meet at Cleveland Park Shelter #29 for most of our practices.

Q: What will happen at the kick-off event?
A: The kick-off event will be a fun and informative meeting! This meeting allows participants to meet the coach, each other, mentors, and to ask questions. Information regarding practices, clinics and much more will be covered.  This event also allows those with questions to come and learn more before signing up for the program.

No Boundaries 5k Program More Info »

Program Start: Sunday, November 10th , 3-4pm
Program Schedule: Thursdays @ 6pm and Saturdays @ 8am.
Goal Race: Greenville News 5k! January 18th
Program Fee: $90 Early Bird Rate Through October 12th, $100 After.....excluding race fee
Description: No Boundaries is a nationally organized and recognized program, offered at Fleet Feet Sports stores across the country. The program is structured to help you cross the finish line of your first 5k (3.1 miles) in just 10 weeks!
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