Registration starts three weeks before program date
From Your Couch to a 5K

Event Type: Health/Exercise
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 9/19/2017, 9/21/2017, 9/26/2017, 9/28/2017, 10/5/2017, 10/10/2017, 10/12/2017, 10/17/2017, 10/24/2017, 10/26/2017, 11/2/2017, 11/9/2017, 11/14/2017, 11/16/2017
Start Time: 5:45 PM
End Time: 6:45 PM
 Lace up your sneakers and run with a librarian. Join us for a 9 week (3 workouts a week) exercise program that will get you walking to running your first 5K race (3.1 miles). All levels of fitness are encouraged to join and walkers are welcome.

What is a couch to 5k program?
A couch to 5k program is a popular training method to prepare a person to participate in a 5k run. Itís about 3.1 miles.

Iím not a runner. Is this something I can do?
Couch to 5k assumes a person can walk comfortably for 30 minutes. From there it is a matter of increasing the distance you can run for nine weeks of practice runs.

How much time do I need to commit to this?
Ideally, three running sessions per week for 9 weeks are needed to follow the program and be ready for a 5k run. Sessions can last from 30 minutes or more depending on the individual.

When is this library program?
This program is a series of biweekly training runs from September 19 to November 16. The training runs will be held on the Merchantville Fitness Trail at the Gazebo located at Centre and Chestnut Streets beginning at 5:45 PM. We will be finishing up the 9 week training with an informal virtual 5K at Cooper River Park on Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 AM.

Questions? Please contact Christen at 856-665-3128 or
Library: Merchantville
Location: ME Library Area (No Separate Room Available)
Contact: Christen
Contact Number: 856-665-3128
Status: Closed

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