The program for beginner runners and walkers starts on August 21
Riverland Hills Baptist Church is offering a 12-week “learn to run” program for the community. “Run for God” combines a weekly Bible study with group training sessions to prepare participants to run a 5k (3.1-mile) or a 10k (6.2-mile) road race. A 5k walking program is also available. Individuals who complete the program will run or walk in a local road race on November 12.
The program meets three times a week at the church, located at 201 Lake Murray Blvd., on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., starting August 21. The Bible study illustrates the parallels between endurance running and the endurance required by one’s faith. The program includes group training sessions where participants run and walk with the support of their group.
Run for God is targeted at beginners—absolutely no experience is required. Adults and children in 7th grade and older (with a parent) are invited to participate. The program fee is $40 for the 5k and $45 for the 10k and includes two race shirts and entry into the Run Hard Lexington 5k and 10k road race held in Lexington on November 12. The deadline to register for the program is August 21.
“Since we first started this program in 2011, we’ve introduced hundreds of people to the sport of running,” says Run for God coordinator Jeanna Moffett. “This recreation ministry can improve both the spiritual and physical aspect of people’s lives and can make a tremendous difference in their overall health and well-being.”
For more information, contact Riverland Hills Baptist Church at (803) 772-3227. Register online at RiverlandHills.org/RunforGod.