UD Couch to 5k Program is Returning Spring 2020!

Join Employee Health and Wellbeing for our returning “Couch to 5k” 9-week training program for beginner runners who would like to participate in either running or walking in the Blue Hen Alumni 5k in June 2020. The group will run the James F. Hall trail at 5:00pm each week from Wednesday, April 8 through June 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Runners may download the “Couch to 5k” app to assist in their running program throughout this time period. For more information, visit the Recreation Portal or contact Chelsea Finch at

What: Employee Group Run
When: Every Wednesday starting April 8 – June 3
Meeting Time: 5:00 pm
Where: Kells Park parking lot at 201 Kells Ave, Newark, DE 19716
Goal Race: 12th University of Delaware Blue Hen 5k hosted by Races2Run, June 2020

The program will be led by Diane Kukich (, a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). For more information, please attend one of our interest meetings below or contact Chelsea Finch (


  • Wednesday, March 18- 8:30-9:15am at the Tower at STAR 713

  • Thursday, March 19- 12:15-1pm at the Carpenter Sports Building 134

The combination of the program itself, the coaching, and the camaraderie of the group was perfect! I felt completely supported and was able to complete the program and a 5K—but the best thing, I’m motivated to keep running!

C25K 2018 Runner



Carpenter Sports Building

26 N College Ave Room 125, Newark DE 19716
P: (302) 831-8388


Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.