Marlborough – The Marlborough Couch to 5K is a free 10-week program to get you from the couch to jogging a 5K (3.1 miles). It is sponsored by ConnectingPoint Church in Marlborough, which has helped nearly 400 people get off the couch and start walking or jogging. The 10-week program helps people gradually progress from walking at their own pace to jogging at their own pace.
The free community activity starts Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m., in the municipal parking lot to the left of 72 Jefferson St., Marlborough. Participants will walk/jog on the beautiful Assabet River Rail Trail with a goal of finishing a 5K in August. The program will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 – 6:45 p.m., and Sundays, from 8 – 8:45 a.m.
There will be two groups: a walking group to exercise and encourage one another towards walking a 5K. Meanwhile, the jogging group has a goal of jogging a 5K. Anyone from the community can participate, and it is led by experienced runners.
Encourage those you love to get “off the couch” and join you in the great sport of running. Come have some fun! Bring a water bottle and join the group. Please park in the municipal unpaved parking lot to the left of 72 Jefferson St.
For more information, visit www.connectingpointchurch.org/couchto5k. (Please consult your doctor if you have a health or medical condition that prevents you from exercising.)