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5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k.

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Spark Your Way to a 5K

Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created...  Read more

''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!''

Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon. ...  Read more

8 Lessons from My First 5K Race

I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa...  Read more

5 Fitness Feats that are Worth the Training

We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life. But if you’re lo...  Read more

So You Want to Be a Runner?

Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor...  Read more

My first 5k at 55 today..a great time - 42.59 min.
Updated 8/2/2015 11:28:26 AM

My first 5k at 55 today..a great time - 42.59 min. total or a 13.52 mile. very happy with my performance today :)...  Read more

5K is 4 days away. Training in this heat is kill
Updated 7/29/2015 4:21:30 PM

5K is 4 days away. Training in this heat is killer. other then drinking lots of water. what are other ways to stay cool when on the move?...  Read more

Over the weekend I completed my first 5k walk and
Updated 7/20/2015 4:55:06 PM

Over the weekend I completed my first 5k walk and I feel great. The event was a huge success. I can't wait to do another one....  Read more

I did it. I sighed up for my first 5K today. Augus
Updated 7/20/2015 8:52:23 PM

I did it. I sighed up for my first 5K today. August 2, I am ready for you. I think Lol....  Read more

Timed my first 5K today. It took me 41 min 42 sec.
Updated 7/16/2015 8:09:09 PM

Timed my first 5K today. It took me 41 min 42 sec. Im not sure if thats good or not, its good enough for me, bc #1. I finished and #2. I jogged almost the whole way. I guess I'm just wondering how fast other ppl are finishing..Anyone?...  Read more

Distance not time!

I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi...  Read more

Couch to 5k

I wanted to run a 5K as part of my goals that I set for myself, but I have not ran in over 5 years :( I found a program to follow called Couch to 5K. It is awesome! You simply follow the suggested workouts 3 days week (they only take about 20-30 min...  Read more

Couch to 5K Group

New to running? So are we! If you are interested in starting the Couch to 5K Running Program or you already have, this team is for you!!!...  Read more

In the Company of SparkPeople Heroes

By Bob Dawson On Saturday, March 27, 2010 I had the opportunity to meet up with some fellow SparkPeople members in Pittsburgh who were participating in the Just a Short Run. This was a series of races comprised of six events all going on at the...  Read more

Run a 5K in 5 Weeks with SparkPeople's Virtual Race

Running or walking a 5K is a great fitness goal for people of all fitness levels. It's an achievable distance, yet gives you a real feeling of accomplishment! While it does take a few weeks of training to complete that 3.1-mile distance, signing...  Read more

5K 5K 5K...5K!!!

So as I posted earlier this week I did a nice long run! (Well walk run) for about 3 miles! I was very, and am very proud of myself! Tonight I was talking with my sister about our vacation in July and how excited we are! She expressed how excited she...  Read more

May 24 - 6th 5K of 2015 - Memorial Day 5K

STATS: 01;12:00 345 calories burned (on treadmill at gym) ...  Read more