Remember that every runner was once a non-runner. We all start from scratch! If you're a beginner, go for a 5k or 10k. I promise you, if you train, you will succeed!
We recommend finding a race near home or perhaps somewhere you'd like to travel to. Try searching for a race with Runner's World Race Finder. If you can't find a race from the Runner's World Race Finder, try googling races in your area. If you can't find a race but you want to run one, set a date for yourself and map out a race of your own to work towards! It's the thought that counts :)
Once you've picked your race, find your training plan and map out when you'll need to start your official training. Until then, you can get your body used to the idea by working your way up to doing 30 minute walk/run workouts a couple times a week!
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