Getting active with One You Couch to 5K

Getting active with One You Couch to 5K

June 1, 2020

Public Health England are working in partnership with BBC Get Inspired, Sport England and London Sport to launch a 9-week Couch to 5K challenge.

The challenge promotes the app as an accessible way of becoming physically active while social distancing measures remain in place.

One You Couch to 5K is a 9 week running programme that can encourage even complete beginners to become more active, by making it easy and fun. Starting by running for just a minute at a time, the programme sets realistic expectations and makes the challenge feel achievable from the start. The app has also been updated to link to the latest advice on social distancing guidelines when exercising.

You can get involved by encouraging people in your area to join the half a million people who have got started with the One You Couch to 5K app over the past 8 weeks. To help you we’ve created a set of assets that can be used on social media to encourage people to download the app and get moving:

… and don’t forget to remind people that they can share their journey by using the hashtag #Couchto5k.

In the next couple of weeks PHE also hope to add new resources to help you promote the free Active 10 walking app.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email


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