Start to Run Program

Start your running journey with DCR!

Start to Run is a great way to get fitter, healthier, and meet new people!

The  program typically runs from the end of January through to March, each year.


Start to Run

The Start to Run program follows the popular ‘Couch to 5km’ app originally developed by Josh Clark who wanted to help his mum start running. It is a simple 9 week program designed to get you off the couch and running your first 5km. The plan involves 3 sessions a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different walk/run ratio for each of the 9 weeks. The program is designed to be accessible for anyone, whether you’ve never run before or if you simply want to get more active with the support of like-minded individuals to help you. 

In our experience, the biggest challenge for a new runner is knowing how or where to start. Our Start to Run program starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.

All sessions start at Marngrook Oval Pavilion, in Diamond Creek and are held on Tuesday and Thursday eveings and Sunday mornings.

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What are the benefits of signing up?

  • Running Friendship and Camaraderie
  •  Extra Motivation
  •  Structured Workouts
  •  Local Running Knowledge
  •  Access to Coaching Advice