Cougar 5K Run/Walk

Training Program for Beginner Runners

Starts Monday, August 19, 2019

The Shannon Center offers a six-week 5K training program for beginner runners for only $20 for community, $15 for SXU faculty, staff and Shannon Center members and FREE for SXU students!

We'll meet in the Shannon Center lobby on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting on Monday, August 19, 2019.

No need to sign up. Just show up and run!

We have five different groups and will find the right group for you! We start off walking and running, increasing the distance each week until you are able to run/walk the entire Cougar 5K race course. There will also be presentations from Cougar 5K sponsors once a week to give tips to beginner runners on running shoes/apparel, breathing and posture, nutrition, stretching and injury prevention.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Quinlan at