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Couch to 5k

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Questions?

Human Resources
202-885-2591
Fax: 202-885-2558
hrfrontdesk@american.edu
New Mexico, Room 350

Edwards, Carol M
Senior Director of Human Resource Service Delivery

Human Resources
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8054

Couch to 5k Training Program

Group of runners on the road.

Ready to run your way to a healthy you?

This beginners training program will take you from the couch to the 5k finish line in eight weeks! 

WHAT IS IT?
Prepare to run a 5k in this 3 day/week training program.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
You’ll train with a coach twice/week on campus and train once/week on your own. Your sessions will include intervals of walking and jogging to increase endurance while staying injury-free, then you'll gradually build to jogging more as race day approaches.

When?

Program Starts:
Monday, September 11, 2017

5k Race:
Hot Cider Hustle 5k
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 AM

Group Training:
September 11 - November 1
Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30PM

Registration:
Now - September 11, 2017

Where?

Training

AU's Greenberg Track
September 11 - November 1

Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30PM

Race

Hot Cider Hustle 5k
Saturday, November 4
9:00 AM
2400 East Capitol St SE
Washington, DC US 20003

Registration

Part 1: AhealthyU Registration

Part 2: Hot Cider Hustle Registration and Online Payment

Cost: $35.99 Race Fee + Processing Fee

Cost increases on August 31st

Includes training, AhealthyU moisture wicking t-shirt*, entry fee for the 5k race, and Hot Cider Hustle long sleeve quarter zip-up

*Must participate in 8 out of the 16 on-campus trainings to receive an AhealthyU t-shirt