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Blackburn Couch to 5 K Running Group

Witton Park, Blackburn

Run by: Blackburn Couch to 5K Running Group

A free nine week programme to get inactive people to achieve a 5km run in 9 weeks, 3 sessions a week using the NHS Couch to 5K programme, delivered by award winning unpaid volunteers in Blackburn.


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This is a free programme delivered by award winning unpaid volunteers who will get inactive unfit people who do not run to be able to run 5 Km in just 9 weeks.

People have to attend as many as they can of 3 sessions a week for 9 weeks (total of 27 sessions in all).

This follows the NHS Choices Couch to 5K run plan (begins in session 1 with just 60 seconds of running).

Over 1,500 people have completed this in Blackburn in the last 15 months, sign up and change your life.
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Activities are not organised by the BBC unless stated otherwise. Neither is the BBC responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any activity.

Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Mon 5 Jan 19:00–20:00
  2. Thu 8 Jan 19:00–20:00
  3. Sat 10 Jan 09:00–10:00
  4. Mon 12 Jan 19:00–20:00
  5. Thu 15 Jan 19:00–20:00
  6. Sat 17 Jan 09:00–10:00
  7. Mon 19 Jan 19:00–22:00
  8. Thu 22 Jan 19:00–20:00

Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced


This follows the NHS Choices Couch to 5 K run plan which is an accreddited programme which starts at a level of an inactive, unfit person and takes them on a gradually increasing series of runs, 3 times a week for 9 weeks.


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Witton Park

Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP

Meeting point: Car park of Witton Park, next to Running track off Preston Old Road, Blackburn.

About this location

Running Group meeting point at Witton Park Pavillion.


This activity is organised and run by Blackburn Couch to 5K Running Group.

Please register in advance.

Sign up via Facebook page Also on this page see the success stories for the 1,500 people who have already done this programme.

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