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Couch to 5K

couch to 5k runner excerptA 5km is a great way to get into running. Yorkshire Cancer Research is working with Mumbler, North Yorkshire Sport and Weight Watchers to encourage people to get fit and start running whilst fundraising for a great cause.
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. But did you know that regular running can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, boost your mood and keep your weight under control? Couch to 5K is a running plan developed to help absolute beginners get into running. The beginners’ running plan was developed by a novice runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his fifty-something mum get off the couch and start running too.
The plan involves three runs per week, with a day of rest in between, with a different schedule for each of the nine weeks but your club or group can easily adapt it to suit you. Working with North Yorkshire Sport we are training run leaders from your clubs or groups so they can help you get fit and sign people up to start running. Once you’ve built up your confidence you can enter one of our fun fundraising park runs and encourage your family and friends to sponsor you and come along and celebrate your success!
If you want to get involved and join a meetup group in your area use the links below:

Once you’ve joined a group, don’t forget to fundraise – you can join part of #TeamYorkshire and keep yourself motivated by going to
If you’ve started running on your own and want to take part, or if you are interested in getting your club or group involved register your interest by emailing or calling 01423 877210.
Yorkshire couch to 5k group

Be part of Team Yorkshire

By signing up to this event you’re joining something very special. Every Team Yorkshire member is playing an active part in helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer. Team Yorkshire is here to support you every step of the way right to the finish line. Let’s make those touched by cancer proud.
To find out more about Team Yorkshire and view our other events take a look at our Team Yorkshire page.
Event Terms and Conditions

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Key Event Information
  • Location: Various location in North Yorkshire
  • Date: Throughout 2016
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01423 877 210
  • Join Team Yorkshire and play your part in helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
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Give As You Live
  • Shop with your favourite stores and they’ll donate to Yorkshire Cancer Research.
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