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Published on April 02, 2015

Rutland Regional Offers Free Couch to 5k Training Program

Rutland Regional Medical Center is excited to offer a FREE Couch to 5k Training Program to the community. This program will prepare you to run a 5k in 9 weeks.

The idea is to guide participants gradually into the running program so that the 5k, which is 3.1 miles, can be successfully achieved. This free training will be led by coaches from Rutland Regional and involves 30 minute sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

This program is designed for those who have been leading an inactive lifestyle but who want to start being active. The Couch to 5k training program will help improve your condition over 9 weeks to enable you to run a 5k.

There will sessions from 7:30-8am or 5-5:30pm and the training will begin on April 13 and go through June 12, 2015. This program is for those over age 18 and there are a limited number of registrations available.

The training program will be held at Rutland Regional’s Loop, located at 160 Allen Street. For more information or to register for this program please call 802.772.2400. There are morning and evening training slots available.

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.

Rutland Regional’s commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

RUTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701802.775.7111

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