Couch to 5k Challenge!

Registration is now open for the Your Health Matters Couch to 5k Challenge!

Challenge Information:

The Couch to 5k Challenge is an 8 week program, set at your own pace, beginning January 17, through March 14. Ten lucky participants will win a $50 or $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
To participate follow the easy steps below:

  • Build a team or individually run/walk at your own pace at least 3 times per week
  • Make healthy food choices
  • Hydrate
  • Complete two surveys; one to register ( link here ) and the second to complete the challenge, which will be sent prior to March 14.


This opportunity is for ALL classified Full and Part time employees only. This is NOT available to temp employees.

Some helpful information:

Josh Clark:

Inventor of the Couch to 5k program

Josh wrote the C25K program in 1996. Since then many thousands of couch potatoes have become runners because of Josh’s work. Read about why he wrote the program ( link here ), and the philosophies behind it.

Pooch to 5k:
If you have a dog, why not let him or her also enjoy the benefits of fitness while you are going from Couch to 5k? Developed by Audrey an Australian vet, Pooch to 5k ( link here )will have you and your dog running 5km in just 12 weeks.

“It has to be fun, it has to give you a sense of accomplishment, and most of all, it shouldn’t hurt.”

Josh Clark