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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 then clicking on the “Free Clinics” tab. You can also register for the 5K at this site.

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

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