City of York Council is teaming up with Race for Life and fitness trainers to launch a free running programme to help women looking to take part in the 5k race this summer.
The courses are suitable for people of all levels and abilities, from those who have never run before to experienced Race for Life runners who are wanting to record a new personal best.
The running classes will start the week commencing 30 April and will be taking place at various locations across the city, at a range of times, including mornings and early evenings. The programme will be running for eight weeks before the race, and on the ninth week the Race for Life will be taking place on 27 June at York Knavesmire.
Councillor Sonja Crisp, Cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Social Inclusion, City of York Council said “This new programme is free and widely available to people across the city. It is great opportunity for women to train together and reach their goals for a good cause.”
Dean Sharp City of York Council’s Sports Participation Officer says “This is the first year these classes have taken place and we hope that they’ll help to motivate the women with their race training. Classes will be fun and sociable, where people can grab a coffee and have a chat afterwards. If you want to start running as part of a group this is a great opportunity to join one near you.”
Running is great form of exercise, as it improves aerobic fitness levels. It’s an excellent form of cardio activity which burns calories and assists with weight loss. It can also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, as well as reduce stress. Get your running shoes on to make a difference not only to a good cause but your health too!
Classes will be taking place across the city on different days and times. The first 8 weeks are free, although there is an entry fee for Race for Life.
For more information or to book a place on a running programme, contact Dean Sharp, City of York Council, email@example.com or call 01904 553377