Go the Distance

Couch to 5K

Here at Baxter we value movement as a healthy lifestyle choice and this summer we invite people to get moving and participate in a self-guided Couch to 5K program.

Couch to 5K is a program that’s been designed as a gentle introduction to getting the body moving. Starting off it alternates between walking and running small distances. You’ll slowly build up distance until after 8 weeks you’re ready to run a 5K or for roughly 30 minutes non-stop. For more information about the Couch to 5k training program visit coolrunning.com

Throughout the eight weeks of summer reading we will host weekly run meet-ups so people can check in with their progress, enjoy a group run, and maybe meet some like-minded individuals!

Couch to 5K Run Meet-ups
Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Meets at Gazebo Park June 25th—August 13th

We will culminate our summer reading program with the:

Baxter Memorial Library
First Edition Print Run
Saturday, August 17th at 9:00am

Registration for the race is online through the Gorham Rec Department at:
BML Print Run 2019

Race fee is $5 for our summer reading participants. First 100 registrants by 7/19/19 will be guaranteed a t-shirt.