Couch to 5K

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This training program aims to prepare you slowly and painlessly to run a 5K race. Its secret is the gentle introduction to getting the body moving, starting off alternating between walking and running small distances, and slowly building up until you're ready to run 5 kilometers or 30 minutes non-stop. 
At the end of the summer course, the group will run the Hoot Hoot Hustle 5k on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 am. Separate fee for the 5K required. Couch to 5K shirt included to wear to the race!

At the end of the fall course, the group will run the Jingle Bell Dash on Saturday, December 1. Separate fee for the 5K required. Couch to 5K shirt included to wear to the race! 

Dates Days  Time  Location  Cost  Register 
Jul 16 - Sep 24 Mon 7:00 - 8:00 pm  Schluter Park $50   reg_now_green
Oct 1 - Nov 26 Mon 7:00 - 8:00 pm Schluter Park $50  reg_now_green

Running Coach: Stefanie Spohn

I discovered my love for running four years after the loss of our son. I signed up for a couch to 5k program several months after my second daughter was born as a way to relieve stress, incorporate some exercise into my life, and lose that extra baby weight. What I was not expecting, was how positively running was going to impact my life. After my very first run, I felt a sense of accomplishment. As I continued throughout the program, I started to feel my overall mood and energy change. After a 12 week program, I completed my first 5k race. I had such a "runner's-high" after that race that I could not wait to sign up for another one. Fast forward three years later and I have completed seven 5ks, three 10ks, two 8ks, five half marathons, and four sprint triathlons. I'm not the fastest person on the course, but I am consistent with my training which has led to an improved running form and race times. I also believe this sets a great example for my two little girls, showing them they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. And wouldn't you know it; they have completed several races themselves at the young ages of 3 and 5.