CoxHealth Offers 6-Month Program to Train for Distance Running

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/14 2014 09:03AM

Updated 04/14 2014 09:04AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A six-month training program for marathons will kick-off on Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at The Meyer Center on 3545 S. National in Springfield.

More than 200,000 people have trained for distance running using the Jeff Galloway Run-Walk-Run method. CoxHealth Fitness Centers is brining the program to Springfield for participants to complete the program in time to run the Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival Marathon and Half Marathon this fall.

The program can be used by beginning runners and experienced runners who want to run faster.

After the kick-off, training sessions will be held 7:30 a.m., Saturdays, April 26 – Oct. 25, at Sequiota Park, 3500 S. Lone Pine, in Springfield. Sessions will start earlier in the day when temperatures increase.

Program participants will receive a Jeff Galloway running shirt and book, once-a-week on-site coaching, discounts at local stores catering to runners and more.

For participants who register June 1 or before, the fee is $99; after June 1 the fee is $120. Returning participants receive a discounted rate of $75.

For more information or to register call CoxHealth Fitness Centers at 269-3282.

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