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5k Race Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Race.

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''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 SparkPeople.com. 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

Completed a 5k today and feeling great! Not the fa
Updated 11/24/2014 11:03:53 AM

Completed a 5k today and feeling great! Not the fastest time but happy I ran all the way!...  Read more

hey guys I'm jogging/wAlking my first 5k! Can anyb
Updated 11/23/2014 6:56:21 AM

hey guys I'm jogging/wAlking my first 5k! Can anybody offer any tips or advice? TIA‼️...  Read more

I completed my first 5K race since before my foot
Updated 11/8/2014 11:18:14 PM

I completed my first 5K race since before my foot injury! Yay! #Excited!...  Read more

On my way to run my second 5k. Worried because it
Updated 11/9/2014 7:19:44 PM

On my way to run my second 5k. Worried because it is so cold out but I will do it!...  Read more

Feeling sad & stressed here. Have a longer race Fr
Updated 11/5/2014 3:41:17 PM

Feeling sad & stressed here. Have a longer race Friday. My longest race to date at 10 miles. Because of scheduling my spouse & children won't be there.I will cross the finish line alone. I feel worried about how I will finish.I'm nauseous about it....  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

Start Training Now for SparkPeople's Fall 5K

Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&...  Read more

5K Race Done and I'm Back!

Friday night I completed my first 5K race since my foot injury and I finish strong with a 14 minute mile, which I thought was pretty darn good seeming how I was in a cast / boot in July! I am excited! My last 5K before the injury was a 10.39 min mile...  Read more

I finished my first 5K race

Hello Again, I finished the race today. I didn't run the whole thing, there was quite a bit of walking done, and that's okay. This was in Kona, Hawaii, and I didn't get out of the starting gate until almost 9 am. It was already in the 90s at...  Read more