The fall new runners class will start at 5:45 pm on Monday, September 20. The tenth and final class will be November 22. The classes start at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center, between State Line Road and Ward Parkway, and between 85th and 89th Streets. The class is for new runners, fast walkers, and former runners who want to get back into running.
We run 3.5 miles to start and work our way up to 5 or 6 miles by the end of 10 weeks. Each class is preceded by a fifteen minute discussion of a topic related to running. Students are given a pamphlet with notes on each discussion topic.
Students are encouraged to run at least two more times each week. The Track Club has free runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The run on Wednesday is the Wednesday Night Run and Potluck Supper which is in it’s twenty ninth year. It meets at a different home or park every Wednesday at 6:15.
Students must join the Kansas City Track Club ($15 for an individual, $20 for a couple) so as to be covered by the Track Club insurance should you step into an open manhole while doing a club run. Students get a 20% discount on shoes and other needs for an entire year as members of the Kansas City Track Club.
We run rain or shine. We all leave the store at 6 pm. Some will fun faster than others, and some will run further than others, so by the time we finish we will be quite spread out.
If you have additional questions you can phone the organizer, Lou Joline at 816-679-8185. Raul, Nancy and Paul will be leading the class for a couple of weeks while Lou is in Spain. Need more info? Use contact us option.