Couch to 5K

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The City of Concord Parks and Recreation Department is taking the wellness program to the next level with the COUCH to 5K CHALLENGE.  This group training and exercise program does not require any running experience.  It is designed to encourage, motivate and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers.  There is a $15.00 registration fee.  This fee includes a T-Shirt and $5.00 discount on the 5K registration.  The final goal is to run the Bunny Run 5k on 04/03/2021.  Stop being a couch potato and sign up today!


  • 10 week program 
  • Session begins on 1/26/21 and concludes with the running of the Bunny Run 5k race on 04/03/2021
  • Group training plan provided
  • No running experience necessary   
  • Wear running shoes and dress to be outside
  • Program led by certified instructor
  • Group Accountability/ Encouragement

Click here for Charlotte Observer Article on the Couch to 5K



Motivate Wellness 5K to 10K Program

This 7 week Intermediate Running Program is designed to help and motivate those that have run several 5Ks, finished under 45 minutes and are now interested in training to run longer distances.  The 5K to 10K program will meet at James L. Dorton Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  The cost is $35. The goal of this program is to run the Veterans Salute 10K race on 11/7/2020.  Race registration not included.  

  • 7 week program beginning on 9/15/2020
  • Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:30 pm and Saturdays - 8 am at TBD
  • Minimum of 25 participants by 9/8
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Optional Race registration not included
  • Required head lamp or flashlight for each night of training when day get shorter
  • Wear running shoes and dress to be outside
  • Group training
  • Program led by certified instructors