First Strides is a beginner walking & running workshop For women.  Do you sometimes imagine yourself fit and strong, striding comfortably down the road during an easy workout or a 5K event?  You know being more active makes you healthier, but you may not know how to get started?

This gradual 12-week program will help you comfortably progress to walking, jogging, running or some combination at a pace that’s right for you.

WHEN:
Monday evenings beginning September 13th through November 29th. Workshops meet from 5:30pm to 6:45pm rain or shine!

WHERE:
Mulberry Park located at 123 Mulberry St, Shallotte NC 28470

WHO:
Women 12 to 112 years of all shapes, sizes and abilities. No experience necessary! Bring your daughters, mothers, neighbors, co-workers, friends or come solo.

*No Pets and Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

FORMAT:
Weekly workshops include a group walk/jog/run, stretching and a brief discussion of various topics: proper walk/run shoes, training principles, injury prevention, safety, heart health, motivation, nutrition and more. Come dressed for activity.

GOAL:
All who complete this program will be able to participate in and complete a 5K Walk/Run

MENTORS:
Area walking and running enthusiasts from the RunCRP, the Grand Strand Running Club and others volunteer their time to lead and support your progress!

COST:
$40. Fee includes 12-weekly workshops, instruction, group walk/run, mentors, literature and a graduation shirt (if earned…must attend 8 of 12 workshops). Workshop fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.