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Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k course

For total running beginners looking to steadily progress to running 5k, or to help you build back up to a 5k distance. Instructor-led learning with an experienced coach.

Eight week course
(two sessions per week. Includes one optional session per week.)

(£16 deposit required. Refunded if you attend all sessions)

Available to all

Sports & Wellness Hub
(view on map)

What you'll learn

  • The correct way to warm up and cool down to reduce the chance of injury.
  • Correct running form and technique to maximise potential.
  • Steadily increase the amount of time you spend running to 30 minutes.
  • Chance to take part in a local parkrunLink opens in a new window with the running leader and fellow runners.
  • You'll be encouraged to repeat the weekly session or add addititonal fitness training in your own time to increase your general fitness levels.

Good to know

  • Sessions start Wednesday 15 May 2024, 5.30pm-6.30pm for 8 weeks. There is an optional group session every Monday during the 8 weeks at 5.30pm-6.30pm.
  • Meet outside the Sports and Wellness Hub on the University of Warwick campus, view on map.
  • Course includes access to showers and changing facilities.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and a decent pair of running shoes. Remember to dress for the weather.
  • Make sure to bring a drink along with you.

Session dates

Day First session Time Number of weeks Book online
Wednesday 15 May 5.30pm - 6.30pm 8 Book today

*There is a £16 deposit for this course but you will receive it at the end of the course as long as you have attended all eight sessions.

Want to know more?

If you have a question or want to know more about a course, please get in touch.

warwickactive at warwick dot ac dot uk