Everyday 5k Conversations Meets at Champlin Park High School
Instead of having conversations over a cup of coffee, hundreds of strangers are having conversations while getting in shape.
5K Everyday Conversations is a movement in the Twin Cities intended to remove barriers while going for a run.
The group started in January of last year. Everyday groups of people meet up across the Twin Cities to have conversations while completing a 5K. The 3.1-mile distance is meant to be conversationally paced and that could mean walking or jogging, depending on the group.
The founder of the movement, J.C. Lippold, grew up in the northwest metro and recently wanted to bring the unique activity to Brooklyn Park and Champlin. Now residents can meet at Champlin Park High School to join in on the fun every Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
“If we think about this last year and a half and the heaviness of pandemic and social unrest and all these things people don’t have answers for, all of a sudden they show up and start moving with someone else and they get to unpack emotion, unpack fears and ask questions,” explained Lippold.