Couch to 5k

Start Your Running Journey

At East Durham Running Club, we are committed to helping individuals with little to no running experience build their stamina, endurance, and confidence through our Couch to 5k program.

What is Couch to 5k?

This 10-week course is designed to transform you from a beginner to a confident runner, ready to tackle a 5k run with ease.

Led by our experienced run leaders, this program will provide you with the guidance and support you need to achieve your running goals and improve your overall well-being.

Why Join Our Couch to 5k Program?

  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of our dedicated run leaders who will provide personalized training plans and tips to ensure your success.
  • Supportive Environment: Enjoy the encouragement and support of fellow participants, creating a positive and motivating atmosphere throughout the program.
  • Gradual Progression: Follow a structured training plan that gradually increases your running capacity, allowing you to build your stamina and confidence at a comfortable pace.
  • Seamless Transition: After completing the program, seamlessly transition into our regular Monday and Wednesday running sessions, where you can continue your fitness journey with our friendly and inclusive running community.

How to Enroll in the Couch to 5k Program

Send us an email providing your contact information and a brief overview of your current fitness level.

You’ll receive a confirmation email with nformation about the next program intake, required equipment, and what to expect during the 10-week journey.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take the first step towards a healthier and more active lifestyle by enrolling in our upcoming Couch to 5k program.

Let’s run together and celebrate your progress every step of the way!

Next Intake: January 2024(FULL)

Our January 2024 programme is almost complete, watch this space for further intakes or email us at to make an enquiry.