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Run your first 5k

Whether it’s for fitness, recreation or competition, thousands of people in Arkansas run. Running regularly is one of the best ways to stay in shape, and it’s easy to get started – especially if you run with a group or join one of the Arkansas running clubs in your area. The health benefits of running include a stronger cardiovascular system, weight loss, and reduced stress, among others. 

A popular running program for beginners is the Couch-to-5K ® training program. The idea is to transform you from couch potato to running a 5K or 3.1 miles in just two months.


A few minutes each week.

Each session should take about 20 or 30 minutes, three times a week. Be sure to space out these three days to give yourself a chance to rest and recover between efforts. 


5K training schedule.

The official Couch-to-5K ® training schedule can be downloaded here