Have you ever thought of running a 5K but don’t know how to train for it? Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to join our Couch to 5K Running Club. The Couch to 5K is a plan developed to help beginners get into running or take your current training and enhance it.
Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. It creates realistic expectations and makes the challenge feel achievable right from the start.
For this session, there are several options:
- Couch to 5K designed for those that haven’t been running but want to start
- 5K to 10K for those that can currently run/walk 5K (3.1 miles) and want to increase their distance to a 10K (6.2 miles)
- 5K walkers we encourage anyone to join us and walk the 5K
The best part of the Meriter’s Couch to 5K program is that it is FREE! In addition, if you attend 6 of the 9 sessions you will also receive a FREE entry for the Zoo Run Run 5K or 10K on Sunday, September 28 at 9:00 am.
Dates and Times: Every Tuesday from July 29 – September 23 at 5:45 pm
Location: Outside of Meriter Hospital – near the corner of Brooks and Mounds Streets
Parking: Free at the Meriter Hospital parking lot
What to wear: comfortable workout clothes and supportive running shoes
What to bring: water bottle, running watch and car key storage