Couch to 5K Challenge
Whether you are new to running or getting back to it after a long absence, preparing for a 5K is easier than you think.
HAP is here to help. We are pleased to offer a 5K training program that’s free for members. It only requires a commitment of 30 minutes per day, 3 days per week, for 9 weeks. Consult your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program.
The 9-week sessions are held twice annually - in the spring and late summer. They start with an informative group kick-off meeting led by our expert Sherry McLaughlin of the Michigan Institute for Human Performance. Sherry will inspire you to get started and give you the tools you need to help you complete your first 5K race pain free.
Registered members may also attend the bi-weekly group training sessions. Here you can interact with our experts and share tips and stories with fellow HAP members. These meet-ups are a great way to help keep your training on track.
Finally, you can complete your training by running with your peers in a 5K race. HAP partners with local organizations to identify a 5K for each 9-week session. You must register to participate. HAP Couch to 5K Challenge members receive a discount on the entry fee.
Registration for the HAP Couch to 5K Challenge summer 2014 session is closed. The next session is scheduled for spring of 2015.
Missed this session?
The good news is that a 5K training program can be started whenever you are ready. We have a video series that can help you get started. Learn more about starting a running program.