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Couch to 5k & 5k to 10k Training Fall 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 10 weeks.

What is it?

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

How does it work?

You will 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 will gradually build to jogging more as race day approaches. The training program is tailored to your goals and your experience.

Additional Training Information:

  • 5k training runs through Wednesday, October 17th
  • 10k training runs through Wednesday, October 31st

*There will be no training on Labor Day (Monday, September 3rd)

**Please note that we will not be meeting at the AU Greenburg Track on August 29th, October 17th, and October 24th. Meeting location for these dates is TBD. 


Two-Step Registration

Part One

Register for Couch to 5K/10K Group Training

Date: Mondays* and Wednesdays, beginning August 27th
Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: AU's Greenberg Track**

Deadline Friday, August 24th

Part Two

Register for Pre-selected 5K or 10K Race

5K Race

5K Race: Children's National Race For Every Child 5k Race Information
Where: Freedom Place (Washington, DC)
When: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 8:45AM

Join the AhealthyU Team! Enter "AhealthyU" in the search bar. After searching, click "join" next to the AhealthyU team.

10K Race

10K Race: Hot Cider Hustle 10K Race
Where: National Harbor (137 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745)
When: Saturday, November 3rd
Time: 9:00AM

Join the AhealthyU Team! Check "yes" when asked "Would you like to join a Group/Team?" After signing the waiver, check "Join an Existing Group/Team". The password and team name is "AhealthyU".