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Posted on: January 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Couch to One

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer sessions for adults 18 and older who have been sedentary, want to start moving, but are not sure where to begin.

Couch to One, is a “beginners” program and will get you started. This walk-to-run program promises to get you from the couch to one mile in six weeks.

Sessions will be at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 24, 2023, and ending March 2, 2023. Good running shoes, comfortable, layered clothing, and a fitness tracker are suggested. A journal will be provided for all participants to track their progress.

The six-week program fee is $12. If you have not registered for a program with the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, an account will need to be created to register for this program. Registration begins January 6 and ends Jan. 16, 2023.

Online registration is at, click on the "Online Registration" link, then click on "Adult Programs." Registration also is available at the following location during regular business hours:

  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

For information, call Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center at 575/541-2454.

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