Rise to 5K Lit a Spark

Kim Curtis submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Kim challenged herself and found support among her training group partners to run a 5K race and continue jogging afterward! I had just turned 50 and read about the Rise VT 5K training. I’ve...

After First 5K, Running is Infectious!

Lauren Brookes submitted this photo and caption as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Way to go with keeping up with your running after your first 5K! My first 5K was the Run for Jim and it was such an amazing experience running with people young and old coming...

Rise to 5K Training Group Made Me a Stronger Runner

William Scalese submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. William won third place with this story of the Rise to 5K training group pushing him to be a stronger runner! I have been a runner in the past, but I never really committed to training...

Rise to 5K for Good Health

Jonathan Billings submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Jonathan won second place with this story of the Rise to 5K training schedule getting him back into running for good health! I wanted to share my story to say thank you for the online 5k...

Rise to 5K Gave Me More Energy and New Friends!

Lysette Marchegiani submitted this story as part of our Rise to 5K story contest. Lysette won first place with this story of her local Rise to 5K running group making a big difference in her life! Hi my name is Lyssette. I moved to Bennington, Vermont 2 years ago from...