5k training class being offered at the Marshall Recreation Center
By: Pat Riley
The Marshall Recreation Center is offering a 5k training class to help runners train for the West Virginia 5k Championship taking place on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in downtown Huntington.
The class will be offered to both members and non-members and take place on Tuesdays from April 4 through June 17 from 6pm – 7pm at the Recreation Center.
The course is designed to focus on training for the race, and is for runners of all types, both experienced and those with a goal of finishing their very first 5k.
The class will be taught by Julia Galloway, a Huntington native and member of the Marshall University Cross Country team. “I want to teach this class to improve fitness for everyone and hope to see a wide range of ages from teenagers to seniors.” Galloway said. “The class is for first time runners and those who just want to shave time off their personal best.”
The cost of the class $50 for members of the Marshall Recreation Center and $70 for non-members. Proceeds from the race will benefit the United Way of the River Cities and their effort of improving health and eliminating childhood obesity in the Tri-State area