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Running programs for moms kick off next month

Posted February 20, 2014

The training programs prepares moms (and dads) for a 5K, 10K or half marathon.

Midtown Moms on the Run and Raleigh Running Mamas are gearing up for another spring running season.

The two, which are part of the local mom-owned businesses that also offer Stroller Strides and other Fit4Mom offerings, will launch their spring running programs next month.

Midtown Moms on the Run will train participants for a 5K. The group will meet at the N.C. Museum of Art on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Raleigh Running Mamas will offer programs to train for either a 5K or a 10K at both Pullen Park on Fridays and Apex Community Park on Sundays. The first session will begin next month. A second will start in May. 

The 5K program is designed for all fitness levels - beginners who have never run a race before to long-time runners who want to improve their times. The 10K program is for those who are running about 2 miles or 15 to 20 minutes at a time to experienced runners who want to improve their times.

Both programs include coached training runs, education about running and a weekly training plan. And, possibly the most important part of the program, they offer a supportive atmosphere where runners are encouraged and supported by the group's leaders and their fellow runners.

Strollers are welcome, but not required. Dads also are welcome to attend.

Click here for information about the Midtown Moms on the Run program. Click here for Raleigh Running Mamas.

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