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.