Promoting Healthy Lifestyles at Home, School, and in the Workplace.

 

COUCH to 5K TRAINING
or...forget about training...just join our community group and add more walking to your fitness routine!

2 nights to practice:

Tuesday Nights 6pm - 7pm - Dorsey Hall Professional Park

Thursday Nights 6pm - 7pm - Centennial (Centennial Lane Entrance)
(see exact meeting places below)

 

Always wanted to run a 5K, but never thought you could?   Now you can! 
 We Promote Health is offering a 5K training opportunity
This 6 week program is designed for beginners who want to train for their 1st race and intermediate-level runners who want more running time with a great group!
It's also perfectly ok to show up and walk at a pace that you are comfortable with.

Meet once a week and we can help you be ready to walk, jog, woggle or run by race day.  
This group targets the Matzohball 5K on Sunday June 3rd at Centennial Park. 

JOIN THE GROUP

Register Below


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

  THURSDAY NIGHTS:  6PM - 7PM  Join us at the Centennial see meeting place below.   Starting April 19th and continuing through May 31st.  All adults and children 7+ are welcome!   For those who are not able to arrive by 6pm, please see the note at the bottom of this communication.*

TUESDAY NIGHTS:  6PM – 7PM    Join us at 5052 Dorsey Hall Dr  Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Dorsey Hall Professional Park) for a weekly track workout. The area provides a great surface as well as easy way to measure your distance and build in measured intervals of walking and jogging.  Challenge yourself with the program that we are recommending for Tuesday night’s track session.   We will be alternating between walking and jogging.

Q&A

Where do we meet?  Thursday Nights: 
Enter Centennial Park from Centennial Lane.  Proceed to the back of the lot past the tennis and basketball courts on the right.  We will be meeting at the front of the pavilion in the far right corner in the back of the lot.  Please try to arrive before 6pm for brief instructions and warm-up. Tuesday Nights: 5052 Dorsey Hall Dr  Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Dorsey Hall Professional Park)

What is the cost to participate?   This no-cost program is supported by We Promote Health, Inc., a local Howard County non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting wellness for individuals, families business organizations and schools.  Participants in this program are encouraged to register for the Matzohball 5K which will take place at Centennial Park on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.    

How do I register for this program?  Please make every effort to register on-line.  Individuals can register on-site if they arrive before 6pm.  Although there is no cost to participate, you are required to sign a waiver form.   Those that are registered will receive weekly updates and instructions.  There is a separate link on our portal which will direct you to the registration page for the Matzohball 5K.


Is there a minimum expectation for beginners?   All levels are encouraged to participate.  Each individual will determine his/her own training goals.  If you are walker who just wants to build in more intermittent jogging, this program is for you.  If you have already begun to move from walker to jogger, this program can help you increase your distance.  If you are already a runner and just want more opportunities to run, we look forward to your participation.  For many, this opportunity may simply be about enjoying the more social aspects of the training.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Are there any other opportunities to get in more sessions?   Participants are always welcome to join us on Saturday mornings from 8-9am at Centennial Park (East entrance, Corporate Pavilion H)   For details:  CLICK HERE   The FREE "Boot Camp in the Park" is designed for all ages and fitness levels.  While this program focuses on a total body workout, we do include 20 minutes of walking, jogging or running at each session.   You can also join us on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-7pm at 5052 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland (Dorsey Hall Professional Park) for another opportunity to walk, jog, woggle or run.  We will meet in the parking lot area directly in front of 5052 Dorsey Hall Drive.  We will warm up from 5:55pm to 6pm and depart on our course promptly at 6pm.    

* If you are not able to arrive by 6pm and still would like to participate, we do have a strategy that will allow you to do so.  We realize that some of you have work obligations that will make it difficult to arrive by 6pm.   If this is an issue for you, CLICK HERE and let us know.  We will respond back with instructions so that you might be able to participate and find value.
 

I have other questions, how do I get more information?  CLICK HERE