UD Couch to 5k Program is Returning in Fall 2019!

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 Homecoming Blue Hen 5k in October 2019. The group will run the James F. Hall trail at 5:00pm each week from Wednesday, August 21 through October 16, 2019 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 August 21-October 16
Meeting Time: 5:00 pm
Where: Kells Park parking lot at 201 Kells Ave, Newark, DE 19716
Goal Race: Homecoming Blue Hen 5k October, 2019

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 (


  • Thursday, August 8 @ 12-1pm at the Carpenter Sports Building Conference Room 134 (Register Here)

  • Friday, August 9 @ 12-1pm at the Tower at STAR, 4th Floor Conference Room 413 (Register Here)

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

Summer hours

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.