Vernon Couch to 5K Training Program

Posted: March 4, 2016

couch to 5K program

The Vernon PAL and the Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development are sponsoring an exciting Couch to 5K training program this spring.

Join with your friends, neighbors and kids to get off the couch and onto the pavement! The program will begin on March 20, 2016 and meet 3 times each week, culminating with Vernon’s “Spring in Your Step” 5K race on May 22, 2016.

We will be using a 9-week walk/run method to train participants for the 5K race. Ages 16 to 112 welcome!

Highlights of the program include the following:

  • Meet three times each week at Maple Grange Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
  • Work with two coaches and a number of volunteers
  • Includes t-shirt, goodie bag and entry into the 5K race

This training program is perfect for returning runners who are coming back from an injury, for people who used to run and/or people who have never run in their lives.

The fee for participating in the program is $40.00. Residents can sign-up online at

For questions or more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.764.9514.