A basic 5K schedule that assumes you don’t run at all yet, and is designed to get you round comfortably, probably with a few short walk breaks
Want to run your first 5K? Follow this beginner’s 5K training plan to help prepare yourself for your first race.
This plan is pretty basic and assumes that you don’t run at all yet. It has been designed to get you round your first 3.1 mile race, probably with a few short walking breaks. The schedule will take you through six weeks, starting with short runs with walk breaks. If you find this too easy, or are already used to running for up to 30 minutes a few times a week, take a look at our intermediate 5K training plan.