Couch to 5k

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Couch to 5k Training Program

(Photos courtesy of Marine Corps Marathon)

Ready to run your way to a healthy you?

This beginners training program will take you from the couch to the finish line of your first 5K in eight weeks! 

WHAT IS IT?
Prepare to run your first 5k in this 3 day/week training program.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
You’ll meet with a training group 2/week and train 1/week on your own. In the beginning, your sessions will include intervals of walking and jogging to increase your endurance while keeping you injury- free. You'll gradually build the amount of time spent jogging as you get closer to race day.

When?

Program Starts:
Tuesday, February 18

5k Race:
GW Parkway Classic 5k
Sunday, April 13
8:00AM

Group Training:
February 18 - April 13
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30 - 6:30PM

Registration:
January 18 - February 17

Where?


Training

AU's Greenberg Track

February 18 - April 13
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30 - 6:30PM

Race

GW Parkway Classic 5k
Sunday, April 13
8:00AM

Registration

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Registration limited to the first 30 people.

Cost: $45

Registration fee includes training, AhealthyU Couch to 5k wicking t-shirt, and entry fee for the 5k race.