Vernon Couch to 5K Training Program

Posted: January 13, 2017

couch to 5K program

The Vernon PAL and the Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development are once again sponsoring the exciting Couch to 5K (C25K) beginner 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 11, 2017 and meet 3 times each week, culminating with Vernon’s 5K race on May 7, 2017.

We will be using a 7-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 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
  • Work with two coaches and a number of volunteers
  • Includes the race fee, a C25K t-shirt and a SWAG bag

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 the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.764.9514.