April 7, 2018

UREC Outdoor Pool Complex

Register for HERE for 7-week online training program and register HERE for the 5K/10K event

Ready to Get Started?

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  1. Click here to start your 7-week online training program.  Form a team with your co-workers for support and comradery or train as an individual!
  2. Click here for the 2018 CC25K Program and Training Guide.

*A WellBAMA qualifying program.  Online tracking is required throughout all 7 weeks of the program to qualify as program completion for WellBAMA Rewards. 

Print your event poster here.


Crimson Couch to 5K & 10K Event Information  –  Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9:00 am

How to register for 5K/10K event: 

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Event registration is required for all participants (7-week online training program participants’ fee will not be waived for 2018 event).

Registration Fee: 

  • $10 Early Bird Special (January 1-14 | Use Code: CC25K EARLY BIRD)
  • $15 -before April 5th
  • $20 – On-site

Final Check-in Events/ Packet Pick-up:

Thursday, April 5th | 2:00-4:00 pm | Russell Hall Courtyard

Friday, April 6th | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Russell Hall Courtyard

Friday, April 6th | 3:00-5:30 pm | UREC Outdoor Pool Complex

Saturday, April 7th(Event Day) | 7:30-9:00 am | UREC Outdoor Pool Complex


 5K/10K Route

  • 7:30 am: On-site Registration and bib /t-shirt pick-up
  • 8:40 am: Warm-up
  • 9:00 am: 5K and 10K begins1704107, Crimson Couch to 5k run, shot 04-08-17

Parking: Parking is available in the lot on Campus Drive East across from the Outdoor Pool Complex.

Motivated and Ready for This Year’s 5K

Team: College of Engineering

Members: Liz Moore, Ashley Newsome, Sarah Wever, Kalynn Anderson, and Jamie Burke

Our team is made up of three academic advisors (Kalynn, Ashley and Sarah) and two members of the external affairs and development team (Jamie and Liz).  All five of us are active, but not necessarily runners. 

Team captain Liz Moore has never completed the CC25K, but set a goal to invest in her health back in October, and started going to indoor cycle at the Rec Center.  After a few months, she felt she had built up her endurance enough to start running and was amazed that I could do two miles with little effort which had never happened in her entire life.  Liz says, “It had probably been two years since the last time I had attempted to run”.    She is continuing to go to indoor cycle and has now added three days a week of running to her routine and has been surprised by her progress.  She’s excited to reach a personal goal of completing the 10K in April and is grateful for colleagues who are equally as excited to join in!  “Since we all have such varied and busy schedules, it’s difficult for us to set time aside for all five of us to train together so we’re attempting to hold each other accountable and check in on progress periodically”, Liz added. 

Jamie Burke throws on her tennis shoes and walks the quad during lunch in addition to going to 9Round and is hoping to use this to keep running for a half marathon in November. 

Kalynn Anderson started with an interval plan and hopes to beat her high school 5K time (she ran track in HS). The Crimson Couch to 5K is Ashley Newsome’s first race ever.  Her team captain adds, “Ashley is a collegiate so she’s got the discipline thing down”. Sarah Wever, a WellBAMA  Ambassador,  “who typically smokes everyone in the FitBit challenges”, according to her team mates, will make this year’s CC25K event her fourth.   Liz added,  “I look forward to getting to know my teammates a little better outside the walls of Hardaway Hall through the CC25K Program.”

Additional Exercise and Training Tools & Resources:

A Guide to Exercise & Training Stretches

Common Walk/Run Injury Guide & Prevention

5K/10K CC25K Training Guide

CC25K Frequently Asked Questions 2018