My First 5K

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

Registration Now Open for My First 5k 2019!

2019 My 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 fourth year in a row for this year’s training program. Training will be held weekly for one hour and lead up to the Race for a Reason 5K on April 27, 2019!

Join us to prepare to walk 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 training will take place every Monday for six weeks beginning on Monday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. Runners/Walkers will meet at WillowView Café in O’Bleness Hospital.

This form stopped accepting submissions on March 18, 2019 6:00 pm EDT.


If you would like additional information on My First 5k in the meantime, please attend one of our information sessions:

  • March 4th from 12 PM-1 PM at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Lower Level Room 8
  • March 5th from 6 PM-7 PM at the Ohio Valley Running Company

Race For a Reason:

Race for a Reason will be held on April 27, 2019. We will provide more info during the training on how you can choose Live Healthy Appalachia as your reason!

Trainer Opportunities:

My First 5K is also looking for individuals interested in becoming a trainer for the program. If you would like the opportunity to help encourage and motivate others during their journey through this program, contact Courtney Kral at or call 740-856-6100 for more information!

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