‘Extra Mile’ 5k course to offer group training to runners

Julia Galloway, a member of the Marshall cross country team, began teaching the first class of the Extra Mile 5k course Monday. Continuing until Nov. 11, the course costs $23 for Rec Center members and $29 for non-members. An additional group of 5k sessions will begin today, with yet another slated for Nov. 20.

Participants can enroll at any time after the start of a course, but the fee will not be pro-rated.

Classes will be moved indoors during inclement weather to avoid obstacles in training.  More course dates are to follow. Prospective participants can register at the Membership Services Desk in the Rec Center or through the center’s online portal at www.marshallcampusrec.com.

The Extra Mile 5k class prepares beginners and avid runners alike to take a step further with group training that improves speed and endurance. “I want to teach this class to improve fitness for everyone and I hope to see a wide range of ages from teenagers to seniors,” Galloway said. “The class is for first-time runners and those who just want to shave time off their personal best.”

For more information on the Marshall Recreation Center or to register for the course visit www.marshallcampusrec.com/ or call ext. 6-4732.