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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

5 New Year's Resolutions for Fit People

If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, you're in good company: in a 2015 Nielsen survey, 32 percent of people listed shedding pounds as their top goal. But what if losing weight isn't on your to-do list this year because you'...  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

Suggestions for breakfast before first 2 mile run/walk race? #firstrace
Updated 5/27/2016 9:59:37 AM

Suggestions for breakfast before first 2 mile run/walk race? #firstrace...  Read more

Walked 5k for the first time yesterday!
Updated 5/27/2016 3:31:27 AM

I normally stop at 3 to 4k but I decided to push myself yesterday! The cold shower afterwards felt soooo good! And I feel good abt the exercise to! And I did it in 1 hour 6 minutes. Next goal, try to hit 5k in exactly one hour!...  Read more

Great job! I'm doing a walk/jog to 5k challenge an
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Great job! I'm doing a walk/jog to 5k challenge and it's freezing and rainy every day here. I don't want to do it right now either! lol...  Read more

Ok y'all...I'm doing my first 5K next weekend and
Updated 5/25/2016 6:05:25 AM

Ok y'all...I'm doing my first 5K next weekend and just curious...how many people walk only or does everyone run? I can't run - like cannot! Am I going to be like the only person there walking? Feeling nervous!...  Read more

Looking forward to the weekend full of racing! Sil
Updated 5/24/2016 10:22:48 AM

Looking forward to the weekend full of racing! Silvercrowns, sprints, the 500. Ik my diet is going to go off track with all the celebrations! I get credit working hard through the week right? #fridaywhereareyou...  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

5 Weeks to a 5K and a Healthier You!

Spring is just around the corner, a time when 5K races are a popular weekend activity. Perhaps you’ve thought it might be fun to try one, but fear you’d never be able to finish. Maybe you’ve walked a 5K in the past, but you’re...  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

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