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Running 5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running 5k.

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

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

Today I could have went outside and run, it was su
Updated 8/23/2016 3:08:00 AM

Today I could have went outside and run, it was sunny but I played video games instead... At least I ate healty... Will do better tomorrow....  Read more

I usually go work out in the morning, run a mile a
Updated 8/22/2016 10:42:02 PM

I usually go work out in the morning, run a mile and go(i know, i gotta do more!) but tomorrow im going in the evening... Dont know how i feel about it.... Going to do 60mins of elliptical as this wonderful app suggest😁❤wish me luck...  Read more

#run. I run with the 5 k app but when I run my shi
Updated 8/28/2016 2:55:49 PM

#run. I run with the 5 k app but when I run my shins hurt really bad for about 3 days I think it is shin splints but what can I do for them not to hurt...  Read more

Realllllly didn't want to go running today but the
Updated 8/22/2016 8:14:25 PM

Realllllly didn't want to go running today but then I did and felt great!!!...  Read more

yup I ran until the morning I went into labour. R

yup I ran until the morning I went into labour. Ran a marathon at 16 weeks....  Read more

two goals are better than one

I often got frustrated that I did not reach my exercise goals. Recently I have been setting a time goal and an alternate distance goal. Like I want to run 5k at my average speed, or run 7k at any speed. Then if I am going slow I have motivation to...  Read more

Exercise for a Cause

Sign up for a charity run/walk/bike ride. Make sure that the event is a couple of months in the future, and that what you need to accomplish (eg. run 5K, walk 10K, bike 10K) is beyond what you can do now. That way, you need to work at it consistent...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

This Month's Best Member Blogs

What I like about my body! Non-scale Progress/Victories What mountain have you climbed today? Pointing Fingers and Calling Names Seven Things I've Learned in Seven Spark Months Corporate Run 5k and a little then/now action (pics) Non-Sca...  Read more

The Strength to Run the Race

By Michelene Cleary, aka MICHCLEARY True Strength is not brute force; it is a quiet decision to do whatever it takes to get the results that you want. Yoga Magazine March Issue It all started out easy enough, the wellness challenge at t...  Read more

Track Shack Celebration of Running 5K

364 Over 2500 people this morning for this race. I did 2 min run and 1:15 walk after about 8 min to get out of the crowd. Pretty crowded the entire time. Just over 35 min and close enough to my goal....  Read more

training for a running 5k

So now that I completed the walk 5k and the walk/jog 5k I thought it was time to move on to the run 5k so training begins today and it's 3 days a week for 5 weeks so here we go. Day 1 = walk 1 minute run 3 repeat 7 more times for a total of 32 minute...  Read more