KINGSTON — The Wyoming Valley Lady Striders will conduct a summer Couch to 5K program beginning Monday, July 18. The program will run for eight weeks and will meet three times a week, on Monday (at the entrance to the levee in Wyoming, near Burger King) and Wednesday (at the Church Street Park in Kingston) at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday (at Kirby Park) at 8:30 a.m.
Couch to 5K is a beginners’ program that combines walking and jogging. The program’s goal is to train the participants from nonrunners to runners using intervals of walking and jogging, progressing to running a 5K (or 3.1 miles) on a regular basis in just two months. This is also an excellent program for beginner runners who just want to keep running. The program will conclude with the Book It Through Pittston 5K on Saturday, Sept. 10. The cost of the program is $40, which includes coaching, race entry fee, and membership to the Wyoming Valley Striders.
The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 12, and the program is limited to 50 participants. To register, contact Karen Moskel at [email protected], Marjorie Adams at [email protected], or print out a registration form from the Stivers’ Facebook page, Wyoming Valley Lady Striders, or www.NEPARunner.com.
Information provided by Wyoming Valley Lady Striders.