Couch to 5K ... or 5K to 10K

Couch to 5K ... or 5K to 10K

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Have you ever thought of running a 5K but don’t know how to train for it? UnityPoint Health - Meriter 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 Session 2 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 weeks of the 9 weeks you will also receive a FREE entry for the Zoo Run Run on Sunday, September 30 in the morning


Dates and Times: Every Tuesday from July 31 to September 25 at 5:45 pm
                                      Every Thursday from August 2 to September 27 at 3:45pm

Location: Outside of UnityPoint Health – Meriter hospital - near the corner of Brooks and Mounds Streets
Parking: Free at the hospital parking lot
Cost: FREE
What to wear: comfortable workout clothes and supportive running shoes
What to bring: water bottle, running watch and car key storage

Participants that attend 6 weeks or more of the 9 weeks will receive a FREE entry into the Zoo Run Run on September 30 in the morning.