Couch to Runner 5k- Spring 8 Week Training

Join us on 04/02/2023

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Couch to Runner 5k- Spring 8 Week Training Race Description

Ready to get into better shape, but don't know where to begin? 

The Couch to 5k is an 8 week program designed for first time runners or those who are looking to get back into running but need a little guidance.  The goal is to have all walkers and runners able to complete a 5k by the end of the 8 weeks. 

Training will start Monday, April 2nd at 6:15 pm from DNA Athletics. 

Meeting Days will be Monday's at 6:15pm and Thursday's at 7:00 am.   

Included in the 8 Week Program-

2 weekly organized group runs/walks. Coaches for each ability group (walkers, walk/runners).  A $10 coupon good towards your next pair of shoes at DNA.  Workshops geared specifically towards new runners with speakers who are experts in their fields.  T-Shirts for all those who complete the program.

Race Entry is included for the Run for the Brave 5k on May 26th in Plainfield, IL. At the end of the 8 weeks, all are encouraged to  compete as a group in our selected 5k.  

Pace Groups- 

Not everyone will be coming into the 8 week program in the same physical shape so we will break up into 3 groups. 


Group 1- Running- This group will start with a mix of running and walking and as the weeks progress we will add more running and less walking.  The goal by the end of the 8 weeks will be to complete the entire 5k without walking. 

Group 2- Walk/Runners-  This group is for those who have been somewhat active in recent months, getting in exercise a few times a week. The goal for this group will be to run as much of the 5k as possible with a few walk breaks. 

Group 3- Walkers- This will be the perfect group for anyone with past injuries or limitations that will not allow for high impact running. Group 3 will be low impact walking.  

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  • Location: Crest Hill, IL 60403
  • Race Date: 2018/04/02 03:57:00 PM (Monday)
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Couch to Runner 5k- Spring 8 Week Training weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of April 2nd, Crest Hill, IL can expect temperatures between 33℉ and 48℉ with humidity around 71% and precipitation of 0.16".
    Last year the weather condition was Patchy rain possible.
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