Train for the Y’s 5K

Event Date: Wed, 2019-05-22 - Mon, 2019-07-22

Bona Fide Bellevue’s Live. Learn. Grow. project is partnering with the YMCA to help people get in shape for the YMCA’s 5K run on Saturday, July 20.

The eight week class started in front of the YMCA on Wednesday May 22, 6:30 p.m. and continues for the seven following Wednesdays. The cost of the class is $5 for current YMCA members and $25 for non-members. All non-members will be given an eight week YMCA membership.

Participants can join the class anytime. To register for the class, go to

The program is designed for beginners for people who have taken a hiatus from running and for anyone else who wants to train with a coach and fellow runners.

The coach, Roger Powell, will use the walk/run method of preparing for a race and will emphasize fitness, safety, and enjoyment rather than speed.

Powell is a Bellevue resident, and he has been running since 1991 and has run marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks and 5K events.