‘Couch-to-5K’ Gets Early Morning TV Start

Couch-to-5K, the fitness program that’s been motivating dozens of Bowdoin faculty and staff to get up and get moving, got an early start Wednesday when WCSH6 Morning Report anchor Lee Nelson P’19 brought the program to the show’s viewers through a series of live reports throughout the broadcast. Nelson expects to be a fixture at Whittier Field this fall when his son, Noah Nelson ’19, plays football for the College.

Couch-to-5K organizer Kristin Steinman, from Bowdoin's HR department, chats up the program during a live interview with WCSH6 "Morning Report" anchor Lee Nelson P'19, as a videographer mans the camera during one of many segments broadcast June 17, 2015, from the track at Whittier Field.

Couch-to-5K organizer Kristin Steinman, from Bowdoin’s HR department, chats up the program during a live interview with WCSH6 “Morning Report” anchor Lee Nelson P’19, as a videographer mans the camera during one of many segments broadcast June 17, 2015, from the track at Whittier Field.

Couch-to-5K is a nine-week program during which participants meet at 7 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Whittier Field for 30 minutes of coached walking and running. The amount of time spent running increases over the course of the program, which culminates with participation in the Run for the Fallen, a 5K race held August 16, 2015, in Brunswick.

Learn more about the Couch-to-5K program and get the app for your smartphone.

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