Fitness Center offers Couch to 5K Training for Everyone Aug 4th - Sep 24

August 1, 2016

Get off the couch and get running with our Couch to 5K program starting Aug 4th, 2016 at the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center.  Join the team every Thursday at 6pm for specialized sessions to prepare you to finish your fist 5K (3.1 mile) race! 

This will be in preparation for the Power of Pink 5K on Saturday September 24th at 9am.  If you want to make changes in your fitness level, but have no idea how to start, this program can help! If you want to get fit, get more exercise in your life, and get on track for a more active, healthier lifestyle – take the next step and call to sign up at 828.452.8080.   These sessions are complimentary – and fitness center membership is not required.

The Power of Pink was created in 2007 to provide mammogram screenings and follow-ups for underserved women of Haywood County.  Since the first event 1,338 mammograms and follow-up procedures have been provided for 800 women. The Power of Pink celebrates ten years of helping women of Haywood County with an earlier date and two events in 2016.

This year the event will consist of the Power of Pink 5K and Survivor/Honor/Memory Walk. Dogs may participate and get their own pink bandana with the registration fee. The Power of Pink 5K course takes runners from the start line behind the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center through the rear of the hospital to Jones Cove Road for an out-and-back before returning to the start/finish area. Post race, please stay around for food and drink, music, food trucks and the awards ceremony as well as to honor those participating in the Survivor/Honor/Memory Walk. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female, the top masters male and female and the top 3 male/female in the following age groups: 14&Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70&Over. 

The Power of Pink is an event of the Haywood Health Care Foundation – visit at  For more information, visit