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5K running class starts Thursday at Rec Center

May. 09, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall Recreation Center is once again hosting 5K running classes, with the first session starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9.

Instructors will work with participants at their own pace as they prepare for race day. Thursday's kickoff session will include guest speakers, who will share nutrition and fitness tips about eating, stretching and the right type of shoes. The event will take place in Studio A on the second floor.

Another series of classes will begin May 21 and 23 and last five weeks, leading up to the West Virginia 5K Championship on June 22.

Those who have never participated in the West Virginia 5K Championship or who have never run a 5K before will qualify to have their registration fee for the 5K class at the recreation center and the cost of the WV 5K Championship reimbursed. They will initially pay either the $29 member fee or the $35 non-member fee for the class up front and also cover the $20 cost of the 5K. Upon completion of the WV 5K Championship, they will be reimbursed.

For more information, contact Michele Muth at pallante1@marshall.edu or at 304-696-2943.