Beginner Training Program


Take the plunge.     Is this the year you’re going to put down the remote and get in shape?

If that’s the case, the Gate City Striders Couch to 5K program is for you. The C25K program is expertly instructed by the Striders’ staff. This nine week program will bring you from walking, to jogging, to completing a 5K. Isn’t it time you made the commitment to a healthier life style?

This program is ideal for people of all ages. You will start from doing little or no exercise to easing into a running program — gradually increasing the distance with each workout. If you want to add exercise to your lifestyle, this program will do it.

The Program

9 Weeks of Training

This nine-week program will bring you from walking, to running to completing a 5K.  The program consists of three workouts per week with coached Wednesday night workouts.

The Program Fee:
$75.00 for the first time participants.
$50.00 for repeat participants.

Expert Coaching

The program is managed by long-time Gate City Striders member, Hall of Fame runner and coach, George LeCours, and expertly instructed by Striders staff.The program consists of three workouts weekly. The Wednesday night workouts will be coached.

Program Benefits

  • Expert coaching
  • Group support
  • Access to a proven program
  • 1 Free Year Membership to the Gate City Striders!


Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:00pm beginning April 5th through May 31st.

Learn More

Visit or contact George LeCours for further information.


Fleet Feet Sports for the first two weeks then Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St, Nashua.

Register for Couch to 5K here

Goal Race

Thursday June 8, 2023


Hollis Brookline Middle School
25 Main St.
Hollis, NH

hollis fast 5k Is this the year you’re going to get in shape?     Join us!