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Cannon Memorial YMCA offers class for beginning runners

An eight-week class for beginning runners is taking final registrations at the Cannon Memorial YMCA in Kannapolis. The class will meet as a group on Monday nights at 5:45 p.m. from Feb. 17 to April 7. The first 30 minutes of each class will include specific topics such as class overview, shoes and equipment, stretching and strengthening, running form, nutrition, safety, and injury prevention.

The distance of the walk/run will increase each week from a half-mile on the first night to 3.1 miles after 8 weeks. There will be individual instruction and a training schedule for each participant. Class members will receive a dri-fit training shirt and entry into the Harrisburg YMCA on April 12.

The beginning runners class is offered by the Cannon Memorial YMCA and the Salisbury Rowan Runners. Cost for the class is $65. Please contact Renee Hogan at the Cannon Memorial YMCA at 704-939-9622 extension 718 or David Freeze at 704-310-6741 for registration or more information.

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