My question to anyone who has taken the time to read this is: What can make running more enjoyable to those who don't like it?
For starters, I'm going to have it outside on some trails around the center to replace the terrible terrible machine that is the treadmill. I also plan on having it as positive and encouraging as I can. I want to focus on the group dynamic and encourage people to run together if they are open to it. I want people to be able to note their progress and be working toward a goal of competing in a 5k race at the very end of the program (I have planned the program's schedule to lead up to the race). I don't want to scare people away from competition, but rather show them the feeling of reward for stepping up and trying something that may be new and hopefully achieving their personal goals. Overall, I want to try to have them catch my passion and keep it as they own.
So if anyone has any ideas on how to help people dislike running less or even possibly enjoy it, I would appreciate any help I can get. Listening to music doesn't count by the way, it's just a distraction.