Ready to run your first 5K?
The 5K is the most popular road-race distance in America, with more than 8.3 million runners participating in more than 15,000 events in 2014 alone. It is often the first step for a new runner looking to try a race and get hooked on the great sport of running.
Want to join the club?
This training plan, written by Mario Fraioli — former Competitor senior editor, Olympic coach and author of The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Training Guide — will help you finish 3.1 miles by using a consistent, gradual approach over 5 weeks leading up to race day. Your first race is within reach — this training plan will help get you there!