Starter 5K

Get up and get moving! This beginner's game takes you from sedentary to running a 5K in 6 weeks as you gradually build your distance. You'll run 4 times a week with 3 rest days. Minimum pace is 18 minutes/mile.

$40
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$5,280
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Sep 9Oct 20 · 6 week game

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Get up and get moving! This beginner's game takes you from sedentary to running a 5K in 6 weeks as you gradually build your distance. You'll run 4 times a week with 3 rest days. Minimum pace is 18 minutes/mile.

How to play

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Bet

We'll keep it safe until the game is over.

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Run

Stick to this game's run schedule (below).

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Win!

Split the pot with other winners.

Run schedule

RunBet syncs with the following GPS apps:

An image of the logos for Garmin, Runkeeper, and Strava.An image of the logos for Garmin, Runkeeper, and Strava.

To run indoors, just snap a couple photos— our refs will quickly verify to keep things fair.

This isn’t a game to run the most. Everyone who meets their goals wins and splits the pot.

Game feed

Oleg posted

Great job everyone!👏👏👏 Sara, Dan, Kevin, you guys are awesome!

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Laura posted

Wasn’t my usual training day, but didn’t want to leave my last run for Sunday and worry about it updating!

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Ellie posted

I wrote to runbet about this, but I was wondering if anyone else had the same issue. I went running yesterday and haven't gone today, yet yesterday was marked as a rest day and today has yesterday's run. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Andrea posted

I signed up to climb the CN tower with United Way and to train I have been doing my treadmill runs at elevation 15 and my outdoor ones on the hilliest terrain I could find. Holy humbling.... I started with runbet three months after having my second son (5 months ago) to train for a 10k. Adding the incline in makes me feel like I'm back at day one lol. #hillssuck #climbCNtowerforUnitedWay You can donate at uwgt.convio.net/g…

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Jaime posted

I tried running this morning on the treadmill but my leg hurt so much I stopped after half a mile. Tonight while my son is at paddling practice I tried to walk. I did it - my pace was a 17:57 minute mile but I did it! Super nervous about if I’ll be able to finish the final three this week. 🤞🏻

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Amy posted

Bummer. Vacation beat me. I lost my first RunBet.

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Rebecca posted

I took my nieces and nephews to the park today. Figured while I was there I'd get my run in. Just a little over halfway and my 2 year old started crying she wanted to go home. It's about a mile home and we walked so I thought ok, walk home at a quick pace and just finish the run when i get there, run fast enough to bring the pace back down. The kids walked sooo slow. They were just lolly gagging the whole way back. I did a couple jogs around the block and just could not get the pace down. I got it down to 19 min/mile. Ih well. I just got off the treadmill now. Hopefully it gets approved, I'm a little concerned because I'm not very sweaty it's 56° in my house. At least I got a good workout today

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Jennifer posted

I’m running an actual 5k tomorrow at a local brewery (finishes with a beer tasting yay!), so I’m pretty sure my final runs next week for this bet will be super lazy and slack once I’m no longer training for anything.

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Jaime posted

Today was miserable! I just did the 2.8 but due to scheduled commitments, had to do it at 2pm in 97 degree heat 😬 Not an awesome pace either but it’s done.

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Mary posted

Does anyone know what this week's 1st run is? I couldn't log in today so being fearful of being disqualified, I purposely ran 3.1, ugh! so hard!!! Now I'm curious what was today's run? It doesn't show me except for the rest of the week.

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