Inagural Couch-To-5K Training Program

If achieving your goals of being more active and finishing a 5K is worth an hour of your time on Saturday mornings, then A Running Experience Club (AREC) will get you to the finish line!

AREC will supply the motivation, camaraderie and experienced leadership in a fun group setting to help you lace up those shoes and get moving. We'll provide the tools, you provide the commitment. This can be your first step towards the healthy, more active lifestyle you desire. Our goal is to help you succedd, and with this program, you can! Let's get started...

Program Details:
  • Start Date: Saturday, August 26
  • Continues every Saturday thereafter through November 4th
  • All runs start promptly at 8:00am from Joe's Crab Shack (6650 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach)
  • All runs are led by Road Runner's Club of America (RRCA) certified coaches.
  • Goal Race: Run Like It's Recess 5K @ El Dorado Park in Long Beach on Sunday, November 12th
    5K: 9:00am     1K: 10:15am     Toddler Run: 10:45am
  • Cost: $35 for the training OR $45 for the training + 5K Race (Saves $10)
  • No Experience Required!

Couch-To-5K participants will receive membership in AREC (Jan - Dec) including: A club shirt, monthly newsletter, social events, year-round running opportunities, plus the 11-week 5K training schedule, instruction from an RRCA certified coach and a discounted entry to the Run Like It's Recess 5K.

To Get To The Starting Line: Bring yourself and cash or check to any AREC Couch-To-5K run! You can also sign up here:
Couch To 5K

For more info contact:
Coach Alan Sheppard
(562) 225 - 6958

You can also get general AREC information here:
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