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Virtual Couch to 5k & 5k to 10k Training Starts March 1, 2021

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Get ready to run this spring with our virtual training program! Whether you are looking to complete your first 5k, build up to a 10k, or just stay motivated to run, stay on track and connect with other AU runners over the course of 10 weeks. 

  • Follow a 5k or 10k training program provided by a certified running coach.
  • Receive weekly emails and virtual support from the coach.
  • Complete runs when and where it is convenient for you. 
  • NEW! Bi-weekly check-ins. Join Coach Bri and other runners for a quick check-in every other Monday at 12:00pm on Microsoft Teams. Begins Monday, March 8.
  • Stay connected with other runners through the Couch to 5k/10k Facebook group.

Final 5k or 10k Run

How you complete the final run is up to you! You can run the distance on your own, or choose a virtual race to participate in.

Spring 2021 Races and Race Calendars

Running Tips & Safety

All participants are encouraged to practice social distancing and follow guidelines from local authorities when running outdoors and/or engaging in physical activity.

Here are some tips for safely completing your training runs:

  • Give yourself plenty of space. Find streets or trails that are less crowded, or run during times when fewer people are outside.
  • Mix up your running route. Find a new park, trail, or neighborhood to run through for a change of scenery and terrain. 
  • Keep things interesting. If your running options are limited, try listening to a podcast or running with a partner to make the run more exciting. 

Join the Couch to 5K/10K Facebook Group

Did you join the Couch to 5K/10K Training? Connect with other runners in the program by joining our Couch to 5K/10K Facebook group!

Join 5k/10k Facebook Group

Did you know?

Fun fact! Coach Brianna Belo (Bri) ran for American University's Varsity Women's track/cross country team as an undergraduate up until her final semester as a Masters student at AU.

Points to AhealthyU Game

Points to AhealthyU Game Players

Earn 10 points for completing at least one training run weekly for all 10 weeks.