Have you always wanted to run?

Have you always wanted to run? Did you know that the hardest thing about running is taking the first step? But there are many reasons why getting off the couch and into your sneakers is a great thing to do.

People start running for many reasons. Some run because they want to lose weight, improve their health, compete in races or try something new. Whatever your reason is for running, you'll experience benefits ​of running. Here are some great reasons to get started with running.

Running improves your health

It strengthens your heart, reduces your blood pressure, improves your immune system, increases your bone density.

Running helps you lose weight.

Running is the most vigorous exercises  out there, running is an extremely efficient way to burn calories and lose weight.

Running improves your energy.

When you're feeling tired, running is a great way to boost your energy.         A study proved that just 30 minutes of running during the week for three     weeks boosted sleep quality, mood, and concentration during the day.

Running makes you feel good about yourself.

Studies have proven that running increases your confidence.

Running can help with stress relief.

Running is a great cure for stress. Research has shown that healthy adults who exercise regularly are generally happier.                                                     

You can run for a cause. (Like ours!)

Running for something that's bigger than you is a great way to stay motivated to keep training and can make your races even more meaningful and fulfilling. 

So if you are reading this, you are saying that you want to take responsibility for your health and attitude.

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Have a running/training question, let us know!

Here are some websites that offer free running programs. You can also check out some running apps HERE.


Jeff Galloway is the official running coach for

 of all ages and abilities. He is also the inventor of the Galloway Run-Walk-Run method.

events and has worked with over 300,000 runners


This plan is pretty basic and assumes that you don't run at all yet. It has been designed to get you to your first 3.1 mile race, probably with a few short walking breaks.


This Novice 5K Training Plan is designed for beginning runners or for runners who want to take a         low-mileage approach to their training. Never run before? This one's for you.