Running Club for Residents

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K


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Running Club for Residents

This event is a great tie-in to the New Year – New You event. Give your residents a way to get in better shape and build community at the same time.

Set up an initial meeting to explain the program, and then organize a weekly running group to run near your complex. This program is geared toward new runners and walkers, so be ready to provide plenty of encouragement.

The Couch to 5K program should culminate with having the group run a local 5K together (flyer available through CARES Team).



There are many online tools to create a running schedule, including:


Helpful Hints

  • Set up a water station at the halfway point or at the end of the run. Provide bottled water and sports drinks.
  • If you’re running in warm weather, provide an ice chest with frozen rags at the end of the run. You can wash and reuse these rags for every run, and your participants will love the frozen treat.
  • For more schedules, running inspiration and workout music, visit our Misc. Adults page on Pinterest.


Event Type: Program, Health

Food/Non-Food: Non-Food

Target Group: Misc. Adults/Families/Seniors/Single Adults/Women/Men

Seasonal: Any time of year, New Year

Event Scope: Depth

Have you done an event like this in the past? If so, share your best practices with us in the comments section.