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5K training plan

Your Guide to Training and Running a Race with Your BFF

Accomplish your goal and strengthen your friendship

Beginner's Guide to Running a 5K

If running even one mile sounds intimidating, follow this simple plan to get ready to rock your first 5K!

Crush Your First 5K

3.1 miles is the perfect distance for new runners, and this 8-week plan guarantees you’ll cross the finish line feeling amazing.

Diva Dash Obstacle Race Training Plan

Fine-tune the balance, strength, and speed you need for a 5K obstacle run with this 6-week training plan.

5K Training Schedule to Improve Your Time

Try this program from running coach Jeff Galloway to improve your 5K time.

Beginner 5K Training Schedule: Go from the Couch to the Finish Line!

The non-runner's guide to conquering your first 5K

5 Weeks to a 5K

This easy race training plan will get you ready to run a 5K in just 5 weeks!

6 Weeks to Your First 5K

With this plan you have to run just 2 or 3 times a week to get 5K-ready in 6 weeks!

Running Wild with Emotions

SHAPE blogger Renee Woodruff on how she ran her first 5K.

5K Training Schedule: Do Your First – or Best – 5K Ever

Olympian Jeff Galloway gets you there training just 3 days a week.

Training for a 5K: Top 7 Tips for Success

Enjoy the journey and other secrets for a successful 5K run or walk

Running for Beginners: 10 Things to Know Before Your First 5K

In this running for beginners story, we tell you the 10 thing to know before your first 5K.