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18 Dec

Couch to 5K

The YCF’s Couch to 5K Challenge is a health campaign, aiming to inspire people to start some form of physical activity or encourage those who are already active to keep going, set new goals, try new things and challenge themselves further!

Couch to 5K is an NHS health campaign which promotes a gradual increase in physical activity, in this case through a mix of walking and running, to reach an ultimate goal of being able to run a full 5K by the end. It is aimed at those not currently doing much physical activity or beginners wanting to learn to run.

The YCF Couch to 5K Challenge is 10-weeks long, and ‘run’ alongside our social running club (the YCF Running Club, aptly known as the #RoseRunners in honour of the famous Yorkshire White Rose) and will be completely FREE to take part.

We are embracing the time of the New Year to bring something new to the table and encourage others to do the same in their lives. So, starting on Monday 7th January 2019 and continuing every Monday at 5.30pm for 10-weeks, there will be a fun, friendly, motivating and caring group environment, to enjoy exercise in, and promote all the same mental, physical and social benefits as our #RoseRunners!

England Athletics trained Run Leaders are there to guide participants through the programme and support the group all the way through to the finish line! What’s more, participants get a free t-shirt and a step-by-step booklet to guide them through the programme as well as provide elements of learning to the course, with each week having a slightly different knowledge-based focus so participants can learn about the great range of benefits their physical activity participation is promoting within them.


Let’s recap:

???? Starting Monday 7th January 2019
? 5.30pm
? 10 Weeks (you can continue running with YCF #RoseRunners at the end of couch to 5K if you still want to stay active!)
?????FREE to take part
???? FREE YCF Couch to 5K T-shirt
???? FREE guidance booklet to track your progress and give you hints and tips along the way.

Sign up

To sign up, please CLICK HERE (It is a quick questionnaire to fill out, and should take no longer than 10 minutes)

If you, or anyone you know, has any questions or wants more information please get in touch with Jess via


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