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My First 5K

Train to run, jog, or walk your first 5K!

My First 5K is Live Healthy Appalachia’s free annual 5K training program for beginners. We are proud to partner with OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital for the fifth year in a row! 

Join us to prepare to walk, jog or run a 5K in just 6 weeks. This training is geared especially toward first-time walkers and runners, but anyone looking for motivation and fun is welcome to participate! Training focuses on injury prevention, stretching, and setting and reaching goals.

Reduce stress, improve health, and increase your enjoyment of exercise while having fun and meeting new people.

My First 5K begins March 16th!


Weekly training sessions will be held at OhioHealth O'Bleness WillowView Cafe
Mondays from 6 - 7 pm
March 16th - April 20th


Those who are interested in learning more about what's involved in the program can attend our information session:

Thursday, March 5th @ 12 pm
OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital
Lower Level Room 8
55 Hospital Drive
Athens, OH 45701

Race For a Reason:
Race for a Reason will return in April 2020. We will provide more info during the training on how you can choose Live Healthy Appalachia as your reason!

Trainer Opportunities:
My First 5K relies on volunteer trainers. If you would like the opportunity to help encourage and motivate others during their journey through this program stay tuned for information being a trainer in 2020. 

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