The Columbus Roadrunners, a local group of running enthusiasts, is beginning another installment of it's popular Couch to 5K training program tonight at Lakebottom Park.
The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot on the west side of the park by the track each Tuesday through April 12.
The Couch to 5K program is designed for first-time runners or those looking to get back into running after a hiatus. The program uses intervals of walking and running to increase participants' endurance and ability to run.
Each week the length of walking intervals gradually decreases while the length of running intervals increases until participants are able to run a full 5K, or 3.1 miles.
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The goal race is the Celebrity Classic on April 17.
It's free to participate in the program, but there may be a fee included to participate in the goal race.
For more information, contact Katie Walden at firstname.lastname@example.org