Do you want to lose weight? Get in shape? Be healthy? Make new friends?

The "Couch to 5k" system is a training program designed to get people who are currently inactive to be able to run a 5k race (3.1 miles) in just nine weeks. Being part of a training group provides support and added motivation to complete the program. All shapes/sizes/skill levels are welcome, particularly beginners and those who have never considered themselves to be a "runner".

Membership in the group is FREE.

The plan is for the group to begin training on January 2, 2016, with a goal of participating in the Anthem 5k Fitness Classic on February 27, 2016. (There is a fee associated with the Anthem 5k, although you are not required to run in the race to participate in the training group.)

If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in participating, or if you have questions, please call Phil Rich at 541-1029 or email him at