Have you ever dreamt about running five kilometres?
Recreation Services has the perfect program for you. The KidSport Classic Training Program starts Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m.
Since its inception in 1993, the beginner running program has provided more than 700 people with the tools necessary to start running. People enrol in this program for many reasons. Some register as a kick-start to their summer running program, some register to complete their first five km run, while others join to lose weight.
The KidSport Classic Training program will meet in the new program room at the complex this season.
John Youds, a seasoned runner, will be instructing the program with the help of volunteer running buddies. Inspiration speakers will share their knowledge during the first 15 minutes of each class.
Topics will include; building a safe, sustainable running program, choosing the right running shoe, preventing injuries, stretching, running techniques, and choosing clothing. An introduction to strength training and a professional foot assessment are also included in this value added program. The program will begin with 30 seconds of running and four and a half minutes of walking. Gradually over the 13 weeks participants will be ready to participate in the KidSport Classic Run on June 24.
Matt Bennison is one of the graduates of the KidSport Classic training program and has participated for the last three years. He continues to run three to four times a week and with the Cariboo Roadrunners on Sunday mornings. Matt enjoyed the support the running buddies and the participants provided. This support kept him motivated to keep running.
Contact Denise Skarra, recreation co-ordinator with the city, at 250-398-7665 for more information or to Recreation Services to register.