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Off the Couch & to the NK5K

Afraid to run in your first 5K?

To the couch potatoes of North Kingstown who believe there is no way they could ever muster the stamina, energy and sheer willpower to run in the NK5K: we have a challenge for you.

The is hosting a training program to help runners prepare for this year’s NK5K, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. Whether you’re a marathon runner or Law & Order marathon watcher, this eight-week program promises to get you tuned up and ready to run in this year’s race.

“Couch to NK5K” runs every Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m., starting July 21 and culminating on Sept. 8 – race day. The fee is $56 and is open to all (i.e. you don’t have to have a Y membership to sign up). The fee does not include registration for the race. (Check here for entry fee information.)

Contact the Y’s Health & Wellness Director Jackie Emrich for more information at jemrich@gpymca.org or 401-295-6501.

The NK5K benefits athletics programs in North Kingstown schools and also helps fund the Marissa Hayward Scholarship. (Learn more about the scholarship here.) Last year, . For more details on the NK5K, visit their website here.

Kaitie July 13, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I did this program last year. I hated running but had set a goal for myself to run the NK5K. I did not run at all and this program not only helped me to run the whole race, but also got me to love running!!!
Shannon MacDonald July 21, 2012 at 05:02 PM
The program kicked off this morning and all you ladies / gentleman did a FABULOUS job!! Keep it up!! :)
Kaitie July 23, 2012 at 06:02 PM
The 9am time slot is filled so we are opening up another for Saturday mornings from 8am-9am. Call the West Bay Family YMCA to sign up.
Kaitie July 23, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Join the West Bay Family YMCA team the day of the race. Sign up online now with the team name westbay and the password westbay.

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