Couch to 5km

Malvern Hills District Council is delivering a Couch to 5km programme aiming to get people from the couch and gradually work up to running 5km over the 10-12 week programme.   

The national initiative is for anyone of any age and it’s designed for real beginners.  The course aims to help build your running confidence, stamina, fitness and well-being, as well as being social.  Our style is fun, social and informal so that everyone feels comfortable and supported with clear progression each week.  

There are 10-12 weeks in the programme and each week you will do one run with us and two "homework" runs.  Our fully qualified leader in running fitness, Rachel Vann, will provide free training, advice and support throughout.  You will also gain on-going support from each other.

At the end of the 10-12 weeks we will run the Worcester Pitchcroft Park Run together.

The course costs just £25.

Future course dates

  • Thursday 10 January 2019, 12:30-1:30pm - The Council House, Malvern, WR14 3AF
  • Tuesday 15 January 2019, 9-10am - Upton Primary School, WR8 0LD
  • Tuesday 15 January 2019, 6:30-7:30pm - Malvern Vale Community Centre, WR14 1GU
  • Thursday 17 January 2019, 10-11am - Malvern Town Football Club,  WR14 2EQ

Please note, the graduation Park Run for all courses will take place on Saturday 6 April.  


There are only 12 places available for each course with a minimum number of eight people for the course to run.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To check availability and book your place please email us via: or telephone: 01684 862475.