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Women’s running, walking clinic to start

Here's the Women Can Run/Walk clinic girls after a training in a rainstorm.  Debbie Kelly photo
Here's the Women Can Run/Walk clinic girls after a training in a rainstorm. Debbie Kelly photo

Have you always wanted to start a walking or running program?

Maybe you’re already a runner and would like to increase your speed or run longer.

The Women Can Run/Walk Clinic is a great way to improve fitness, meet women who run or walk at their own pace, and have fun doing it. This year the clinic will begin on March 3 and will be going strong.

Running and walking leaders will run and walk with you for motivation and support.

Meetings are on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The clinic meets at Maumelle City Park (Lake Willastein at the stage).

Registration and informational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Jess Odom Community Center.

The clinic’s graduation event is the Women Can Run 5K on Saturday, May 10 in Conway.

There is a $25 registration fee for the graduation 5K, as well as a charge for the Pasta Party the evening before the 5K. Registration for the 5K is not required for clinic participation, but the 5K is the clinic’s 10 week goal.

The $25 race fee covers entry for the 5K, a race T-shirt and other goodies.

These funds are used to help cover the expense of the clinics and the 5K. A portion of every entry is donated to a charitable organization of the clubs choice. All clinic directors and leaders volunteer their time for the 10-week training period.

Women can come and make new friends and form a fitness habit. This is an opportunity for women to start an active lifestyle that can change lives.

Those interested can pre-register online at www.womenrunarkansas.net then clicking on the “Free Clinics” tab. You can also register for the 5K at this site.

For more information, contact Rebecca McGraw at maumelleclinic@gmail.com, Facebook at Women Can Run Clinic Maumelle, or call Debbie Kelly at 960-6831.

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