Couch to 5K Walk/Running Program

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About This Event

Lace up those sneakers and join us for a six-week adventure at the summer Couch to 5K program!

Wake County's Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Section is once again partnering with the City of Raleigh’s Parks and Recreation Department to offer a “Couch to 5K” six-week beginners’ running clinic. This program is open to community members, Wake County employees, and their family members (10 years of age and older). Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. 

In-person training sessions will take place every week. Each participant will receive a weekly training calendar to help prepare them for the next week’s session. On the last day, we will run a 5k!


Wednesday evenings, July 10 - Aug. 14

6 - 7 p.m. 

Buffalo Road Athletic Park Track, 5812 Buffaloe Rd, Raleigh 

There are three ways to register:

  1. Through the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation registration portal: RecLink (search word 5k)
  2. In person at a City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation location, or
  3. Show up 20 minutes early on the first day for on-site registration


Questions? Contact Elizabeth Spender Smith at 919-250-3990 or


Health & Human Services


Health & Safety
Public Programs


All Ages
July 10, 2024
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm