ERC offering several Couch to 5K options

After two successful runs last year, the Emporia Recreation Commission is starting the new year with two Couch to 5K sessions beginning Monday.

Program supervisor Amanda Gutierrez says the nine-week course is a life-changer for those involved.


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Participants work at their own pace, beginning with runs of 90-second intervals and gradually increasing the run time.

Cost is $45. Evening sessions will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15 pm and again from 5:30 to 6:15 pm through Feb. 27. Registrations are also being taken for a morning session starting Jan. 13 with classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 5:30 am.

The next Rec Commission 5K for the Couch to 5K participants is May 4.

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