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Couch to 5k & 10k Training Spring 2018

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Ready to run your way to a healthy you?

This running program will take you from the couch to the finish line of a 5k in 8 weeks, or you can choose to train for a 10k over the course of 12 weeks. 

What is it?

Prepare to run a 5k or 10k in this 3 day/week training program.

How does it work?

You'll train with a coach twice/week on campus and train once/week on your own. Your sessions will include intervals of walking and jogging to increase endurance while staying injury-free, then you'll gradually build to jogging more as race day approaches. The training program is tailored to your goals and your experience. 

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Participate in the full duration of the Couch to 5k program and receive 4 stamps! Completion in the full duration of the 10k Training program will earn you 6 stamps! Stamps are awarded upon completion of the 5k or 10k race.

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Group Training


Begins Monday, February 26th

  • 5k training runs through Wednesday, April 18th
  • 10k training runs through Wednesday, May 16th


Monday & Wednesday
5:30 - 6:30PM


AU's Greenberg Track

Race Details

5k Race

Super Hero 5k
East Potomac Park (Hains Point)
Ohio Dr. SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Saturday, April 21st

10k Race

Capital Hill Classic
425 C Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Sunday, May 20th


2-Part Process

Part 1: Register for 5k/10k Group Training


Part 2: Register for 5k Race or 10k Race

Register for Super Hero 5k

$30 + processing fee

Register for Capitol Hill Classic 10k

$42 + processing fee