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Couch to 10K
Training Program

Sponsored by

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Couch to 10K is a 8-week training program that gets you off the couch and ready for fun under the midnight sun.

Couch to 10K

April 18th through June 8th
Come Monday or Wednesday from 5:30PM to 6:30pm OR choose the virtual option.

Registration Cost
Adults $15 $25 with t-shirt
Youth 12 and under $10 $20 with t-shirt
  • Meet at different community locations every week
  • All ages and abilities welcomed
  • Family-friendly workout
  • Train with a guest running coach each week
  • Weekly walk-ins welcome
  • In-person and virtual options available
  • Email questions to racedirector@fra-alaska.net

Complete the full 8-week program to receive FREE registration for 2022 Midnight Sun Run, Saturday, June 18th!

REGISTER NOW
In-Person Program:

The in-person program meets each Monday and Wednesday leading up to the Midnight Sun Run. Participants must attend ONE of the weekly workouts to complete program requirements. Many people choose to attend both and we love it.

The program starts at 5:30 PM on workout days. The Week One workout is 30 minutes. Each week adds five minutes to the workout until we reach 60 minutes. We stay at 60 minutes through the remainder of the program.

Complete the eight-week program to earn your free Midnight Sun Run registration!

We will meet at a different community location each week. The schedule is posted, but is subject to change, so please watch for you weekly email communication.

At a typical workout you can expect:

  • Check in with a Couch to 10K volunteer. This is important, as record of your attendance determines if you receive a free race registration.
  • At check in you will receive a ticket for door prizes. Door prizes are given out at the end of each workout.
  • Warm-up exercises begin promptly at 5:30 PM. Warm up consists of simple stretching, etc. If you miss the warm up, you are encouraged to do so on your own before heading out on the course.
  • The coach will go over the route and talk about workout goals, etc.
  • Workout time begins when participants head out on the course.
  • Because each person completes the route at their own pace, participants finish at staggered times. We will, however, do a cool down stretch when the majority of people have come back and then draw door prizes.

Important Information:
You cannot expect to be ready to complete a 10K if you only do one workout a week. Please commit to doing a minimum of three a week, though four is better. This means coming to at least one Couch to 10K workout, then completing the rest on your own. We will give you ideas in your weekly email communication.

We recommend that you use a tracking app to keep track of your time and progress.

FAQs:
What are some tracking apps I can use? If you put “running app” or “walking app” into the search bar of your app store, you’ll see lots of choices. Strava, Map My Run, Map My Walk, Runkeeper, iSmoothRun, Running /Walking Tracker, etc. There are TONS. If you load the app on you smart phone, take a screenshot of you completed workout and email it to racedirector@fra-alaska.net. If you are using a watch, take a picture of your workout and email it.

What if I have questions or need support? My office is at Fairbanks Resource Agency. The office phone number is 456-8901. Just give me a call!

How will I get my free registration? Midnight Sun Run registration is NOT automatic. Once you have completed the eight-week program, registration can be completed in three ways.

  1. At  the Week Eight workout we will have computers set up and you will enter your personal information, then receive a coupon code which makes the cost $0.
  2. You can come to my office, which is located in the Fairbanks Resource Agency building at 805 Airport Way and use a registration computer. I will give you the coupon code then.
  3. You can call me and I can enter your information and get you registered!

Once you are registered, you will proceed as all the other race registrants. You’ll go to bib pick up to get your race shirt and bib, etc.

Virtual Program:

  • Choose a time that works for you and do the route of your choosing. The routes that the in-person program will use will be posted on this page and you are welcome to use those for variety.
  • Use a tracking app to record your time. I will be available for questions and support.
  • Take a screenshot of your app showing your workout time and email it to racedirector@fra-alaska.net. This will be how I verify that you completed the training and will be your “attendance check in” as we track who participates in weekly trainings.

Remember: Complete the eight-week program to earn your free Midnight Sun Run registration!

FAQs

How will I get my Couch to 10K t-shirt? If you ordered a t-shirt, you can pick it up at my office, which is located in the Fairbanks Resource Agency building at 805 Airport Way.

What are some tracking apps I can use? If you put “running app” or “walking app” into the search bar of your app store, you’ll see lots of choices. Strava, Map My Run, Map My Walk, Runkeeper, iSmoothRun, Running /Walking Tracker, etc. There are TONS. If you load the app on you smart phone, take a screenshot of you completed workout and email it to racedirector@fra-alaska.net. If you are using a watch, take a picture of your workout and email it.

What if I have questions or need support? My office is at Fairbanks Resource Agency. The office phone number is 456-8901. Just give me a call!

How will I get my free registration? Midnight Sun Run registration is NOT automatic. Once you have completed the eight-week program, registration can be completed in three ways.

  1. You can come to the site of the Week Eight in-person training. We will have computers set up and you will enter your personal information, then receive a coupon code which makes the cost $0.
  2. You can come to my office, which is located in the Fairbanks Resource Agency building at 805 Airport Way and use a registration computer. I will give you the coupon code then.
  3. You can call me and I can enter your information and get you registered!

Once you are registered, you will proceed as all the other race registrants. You’ll go to bib pick up to get your race shirt and bib, etc.

Couch to 10K Schedule 2022
  1. April 18th & 20th – UAF: Midnight Sun Run Start Line on Tanana Loop, Nenana Parking Lot - Route Map
  2. April 25th & 27th – Frosty Feet Running Company, 380 Old Chena Pump Rd, Ste H - Route Map
  3. May 2nd & 4th – University Park Elementary, 554 Loftus Rd - Route Map
  4. May 9th & 11th – Alaska Universal Productions, 2760 Phillips Field Rd - Route Map
  5. May 16th & 18th – Sophie Station Suites, 1717 University Ave. S - Route Map - Route Map
  6. May 23rd & 25th – Randy Smith Middle School, 1401 Bainbridge Blvd - Route Map
  7. May 30th & June 1st – Midnight Sun Run Finish Line at Pioneer Park, Civic Center, 2300 Airport Way - Route Map
  8. June 6th & 8th – Beaver Sports, 3480 College Rd - Route Map