Join us for an 8-week in-person or VIRTUAL, all-women's training program that will prepare you to run a 5K (3.1 miles)!!! You'll have a choice to run a team time trial on Saturday, September 18th or register (at your own cost) for the Waldwick 5K (Sunday, September 19, 2021) or the Tomorrows Children's Fund 5K (Sunday, September 26, 2021)

Designed with the beginner runner in mind, this gradual, walk-to-run program is perfect for first-time runners or those who are coming back to the sport after a layoff.

"Absolutely loved this program! It was so motivating to see everyone's progress and kept me on track much better than if I were following another program or app on my own!"  --UCAN5K Spring 2020 participant

Weekly meet-ups (Sunday mornings) will take place in person on the following Sundays:

7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, (or follow along virtually at your convenience on our app)

Cost is $75 for the training program and includes 8 weeks of professional group run coaching, team tech shirt, and race bib belt, discounted JWS membership option following completion of the program, team mentor program, unlimited email support from Coach Dana, plus top-notch motivation and support from northern NJ's largest all women's running, walking and multi-sport group.

100% money-back guarantee! Stick with us for 8 weeks and follow the program — and if you’re not happy we’ll give you back every penny. What do we need from you? We need you to take the first step with us!

In addition to virtual sessions, workout schedules will be emailed weekly and are designed for individuals with limited to no running experience. Daily private app support will include wellness-related information, nutrition tips, and motivational posts, along with unlimited question/answer opportunities.

The program is led and moderated by JWS Founder and RRCA Certified Head Coach Dana Anello White. You can learn more about Coach Dana here.

What is the time requirement? You will be given three walk/run workouts per week and are encouraged to work in cross-training when you can. Walk/run workouts take no more than 40 minutes  

What if I have to miss a session? It's OK! You'll have the workouts for each week ahead of time. If you can't make it to our weekend meetup, you can do that workout on your own, or even arrange to meet up with another group member at a different time. This program is extremely flexible!

What if I’m “too slow”? Honestly? There’s no such thing! We’ve put 100s of runners at EVERY level through this program. Many had never run a day in their lives  We are here to make a believer out of YOU!

Questions? Please contact Coach Dana at

Come take this journey with us.  UCAN5K with Jersey Women Strong!

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