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5k Race Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Race.

''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

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential. The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach A ru...  Read more

''I Beat Diabetes with SparkPeople!''

When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found Since then, An...  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

Finished a 5k but now what?
Updated 10/9/2015 10:02:18 PM

I finished my first 5k last week! It was great. It was freezing, windy and rainy and I loved it. But in the wake of that awesome win, I'm feeling very unmotivated. My usual run faded to a jog then a bored walk. How do I get my passion for exercise ba...  Read more

I work out 3-4 times a week training to run a 5k.
Updated 10/8/2015 12:47:45 PM

I work out 3-4 times a week training to run a 5k. I'm able to run but I'm slow because of the extra weight I'm carrying. While I exercise and do my best to eat right, I haven't lost a single pound. Looking for a friend to keep me motivated....  Read more

5K Newbie
Updated 10/9/2015 3:45:21 PM

Hi all! I am completing my very first 5K with my hubby in about a week and a half. I'm really excited, but a little nervous about what to expect. I am wondering if any of you have any advice for me for the day of the race- what clothes to wear, wha...  Read more

Hi getting myself ready for first 5k, any tips?
Updated 10/6/2015 8:01:32 PM

Hi getting myself ready for first 5k, any tips?...  Read more

Recently completed a 5k. signing up for another on
Updated 10/7/2015 2:13:32 PM

Recently completed a 5k. signing up for another one,, i have no problem staying active. my issue is controlling my food...  Read more

Keep Your Goals Moving Forward

Take time to review your medium- and short-range goals. Keep them fresh and exciting. If you're close to a goal weight, or you're tired of focusing on the scale, set an unusual or challenging fitness goal -- train for a 5K race, take up a new sport...  Read more

Thinking of Others

Whenever I am running and think I can't possibly go another step I think about my friend who was in a motorcycle accident about four years ago. He has devoted himself to his recovery and finished a 5k race last summer. He walked over the finish lin...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

6 Races So Fun, You'll Forget You're Exercising!

Perhaps you’ve considered training for a 5K, but the idea of running or walking a traditional race just isn’t motivating enough to get you off the couch and out the door.  These days, there are a wide variety of races to participate...  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

Covered Bridge 5K Race Recap

My first race in six years! Find out how I did and follow me at www. chasingthephoenix.blogspot. com!...  Read more

Final 5k Race this year

On Saturday I did the Kona Run in Northville. I have not signed up for any more 5k's this year and I'm not sure if I'm going to. I had set two goals for this year. I wanted to do a race under 40 minutes (successful in March 38:08) and then I wa...  Read more