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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

Ready for the race
Updated 4/20/2015 6:35:29 PM

Time to become healthy. I had a baby 2 years ago and haven't taken off the weight yet. I am determined to run two races this year Color Mead and Turkey Trot....  Read more

Couch to 5k
Updated 4/20/2015 4:03:49 PM

Hello! With the weather getting better and with so many local races to support wonderful charities, please consider starting a Couch to 5k program and finding a goal race. The Girls on the Run 5k in June is a great one! The local running calendar...  Read more

My first 5k race is in 4 days. Woke up sick with c
Updated 4/20/2015 8:33:32 PM

My first 5k race is in 4 days. Woke up sick with chest cold! What can I do?! I've been working for this for months, I don't want to give up now....  Read more

Going to the park to start my couch to 5k app
Updated 4/14/2015 2:14:06 PM

Going to the park to start my couch to 5k app...  Read more

Has anyone used the Couch to 5k app? How did you l
Updated 4/12/2015 3:30:48 AM

Has anyone used the Couch to 5k app? How did you log your workouts?...  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

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