Newbie to 5K Training

Have you wanted to start running but are intimidated or don't know where to start? The Southern Colorado Runners is conducting a 9-week training clinic called 'Newbie to 5K.' It is designed to help you train for the Hometown 5K on August 10th but can be used to train for any summer or fall 5K. All abilities are welcome! Whether you're a runner/walker attempting your first 5K or you want to get back into running, there's a place for you! In our program, we believe that sharing the training journey with friends working to achieve a common goal is the best part and makes every run more fun! This program is designed for people who have never run before or who have not run recently. We'll help you achieve your goal safely by gradually and strategically increasing your training mileage. We start on Saturday, June 8th with very gentle workouts combining walking and running. The first workout is running for 10 seconds and walking for 30 seconds. Then each week, the training will gradually increase. Each week involves two runs on your own and a group run on Saturday. This training style allows your body plenty of time to adapt to running over the 9 weeks of the program as we build up to the goal of running a 5K/3.1-mile distance. We will also provide instructions on proper hydration, nutrition, injury prevention, running form, training principles, as well as other areas to help you have a successful race! All participants can view the entire schedule on the registration website under the tab 'EVENT INFO.' What You Will Receive: All participants will receive a 9-week training program. Entry into the Hometown 5K on August 10th in Colorado Springs, which includes a race shirt and medal. One-year membership in Southern Colorado Runners organization ( A Southern Colorado Runners shirt. Positive support, coaching, and a fun group to keep you motivated!