From Couch to 5K- Anyone Can Do It!

May 11, 2017

When the weather gets nicer, the urge to get outside and move around gets stronger! Also, as it gets warmer, the number of 5Ks held increases. While these races can be a lot of fun, they can be daunting as well! Never ran one before? Hoping to cross that off your bucket list? Join us for the Couch to 5K class, as part of the Sumer Enrichment Program at Chatfield College.

This class will appeal to many different people. If you’d like to run a 5K or even walk it, this class is for you! If you’ve run one before but are hoping to better your time, this class is for you! If you’re looking for a group to train with, this class is for you! If you’re just looking for a reason to get off the couch and away from the tv, this class is definitely for you!

The Couch to 5K class will run for six weeks, beginning on Monday, June 5th and costs a one-time fee of $40. We will meet at the St. Angela Hall porch on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and complete a 30 minute workout. All you need to bring is running shoes and a watch! Former collegiate runner and current high school track coach Brianna Houchens will be leading the group, as well as offering other healthy tips and tricks.

The class is designed to gradually push you towards your goals and can be completed at your own pace and comfort level. The workouts will be ran/walked around Chatfield’s scenic and historic campus in St. Martin. Included in the cost of the class fee is a paid entry (a $20 value) to Chatfield’s Nun Run 5K held on Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00 am. What better way to train for a 5k than to have a race in mind and get to know the course beforehand!

Interested yet? You can find out more about this class, as well as the others being offered by going to or calling Brianna Houchens at 513-875-3344 ext. 140. To learn more about the 5K or to get registered, visit


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