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Couch to 5k & 5k to 10k Training Feb. 10 - April 15 (5k) | Feb. 10 - April 22 (10k)

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Ready to run your way to a healthy you?

This 3 day/week running program will take you from the couch to the finish line of a 5k race over 10 weeks or a 10k race over 11 weeks. Register for the group training program by February 7.

How it Works:

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, April 15
  • 10k training runs through Wednesday, April 22
  • 5k and 10k races are pre-selected
  • Points Game players can receive 10 stamps for participating in the Couch to 5k & 5k to 10k Training program! Learn more on the Points to AhealthyU Game website.


Two-Step Registration

Part One


Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning February 10
Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: AU's Greenberg Track

Register for group training

AhealthyU Exercise Release form

Part Two

Register for Pre-selected 5K or 10K Race

5K Race Active for Autism 5K

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: George Washington Middle School - Alexandria, VA

Register for 5k

10K Race Pike's Peek 10K

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Time: 7:50 AM
Location: Shady Grove Metro Station - Derwood, MD

Register for 10k