Running or walking a 5K can be a great way to get some exercise and have fun with your family or friends. Whether you have been completing them for years or are thinking about signing up for your first one, it’s always exciting to finish the 3.1 miles. Nowadays, there are several varieties of 5K runs you can participate in, including local races or theme races like The Color Run.
A 5K can also be a great fitness goal to work toward. There are many training plans out there and with a simple internet search, you can find one that fits your needs.
Check out these options to train for an upcoming 5K:
Couch to 5K Running Plan – great for beginners
Runner’s World 5K Training Plans – a variety of plans ranging from beginner, intermediate, and advanced
There’s no need to travel for a 5K! Here are two 5K opportunities coming up on campus.
SAAM 5K and Dog Walk – Saturday, April 26
Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and get moving in the SAAM 5K & Dog Walk. The 5K race begins at 10 AM and the Dog Walk starts at 10:15 AM. Both begin and end at the Perry Field House and runs through the BGSU campus. Click here for further details and to register: http://www2.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/recwell/wellness/page127179.html
Badges of Honor 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk – May 15 at 6 PM
This 5 K run/walk will honor the heroes who answer the call when we are in need. Our heroes are active or retired rescue personnel and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Activities begin at 4:30 PM and race starts at 6 PM. The course starts and finishes at the BGSU football stadium. For further details, click here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/BowlingGreen/StateFireSchoolRescueRun.
See you at the finish line!