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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

Down 2# this week. Slow and steady wins the race.
Updated 2/3/2016 1:21:27 PM

Down 2# this week. Slow and steady wins the race....  Read more

Been sick with a cold, but got up and did a 5K wal
Updated 2/2/2016 7:33:56 AM

Been sick with a cold, but got up and did a 5K walk. No one is going to change me but myself. So, no mor excuses!...  Read more

Any tips on training for a 5K. Never done one befo
Updated 2/1/2016 5:46:06 PM

Any tips on training for a 5K. Never done one before and it got one coming up in april...  Read more

I have my first 5K on Saturday. I am 57 years old.
Updated 1/31/2016 9:30:57 PM

I have my first 5K on Saturday. I am 57 years old. It's kind of a big deal for me. Today, as I was running ( jogging) my legs felt heavier and I felt slower. Any suggestions?...  Read more

Wish me luck for my 30 mile cycle race this mornin
Updated 1/31/2016 9:13:22 AM

Wish me luck for my 30 mile cycle race this morning. Been 3 months since I've done a race, so really nervous ......  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

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