Celebration Event Info

Medals Will Be Presented To All Leaders, Volunteers & Participants On The Current Program

I’ve loved every single program that we’ve delivered since 2013, and this one is most definitely up there with the best of them! It’s been a more intimate plan, with smaller groups, which has made it more personal. Thanks so much to each and every single one of you for making it so special, and we really hope that you have got as much out of it as we have.

Here are the details for the celebration event: –

  • Thu 1st June 2023 at 6pm
    • Progression Groups Start at 6pm
    • Sport Walking Groups Start at 6:30pm
    • Couch to 5K Groups Start at 7pm

We will be meeting in the normal meeting place which is in the Couch to 5K compound adjacent to Witton Park Arena.

FREE Medals will be presented at the end of the walks and runs. If anybody cannot attend the final session, please can you arrange for someone to collect yours for you. We cannot issue medals in advance of this event.


As most of you are aware, it’s my last ever program, and with nobody stepping forward to take on the commitment, we aren’t able to announce a continuity plan.

However, I can announce that there will be informal social runs taking place, with our existing leaders and volunteers, every Monday and Thursday at 7pm. They are meeting in the same place, at Witton Park, and all abilities will be catered for. My hope is that the next version of Blackburn Couch to 5K, will eventually grow from informal running groups such as these.

I’ll always be incredibly grateful to the hundreds of leaders and volunteers who have made 10 years of Blackburn Couch to 5K possible, and the trust placed in us by the 15,000+ people that have been through the program.

Keep on running – I know I will…