5k training class being offered at the Marshall Recreation Center

The Marshall Recreation Center is offering a 5k training class to help runners train for the 2014 Herald-Dispatch West Virginia 5k Championship taking place on Saturday, June 21, in downtown Huntington.

The class will be offered to both members and non-members and take place on Tuesdays from April 15 through June 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

The course is designed to focus on training for the race, and is for runners of all types, both experienced and those with a goal of finishing their very first 5k.

The class will be taught by Julia Galloway, a Huntington native and member of the Marshall University Cross Country team.  “I want to teach this class to improve fitness for everyone and 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.”

The cost of the class is $50 for members of the Marshall Recreation Center and $70 for non-members.  Proceeds from the race will benefit United Way of the River Cities and its efforts to combat health-related issues in the community. Specifically, these proceeds will go toward a grant that will help curb childhood obesity in its five-county service area.

For more information on the Marshall Recreation Center, or to sign up for the class, visit http://www.marshallcampusrec.com/.