Running class starts, Child Strong 5K slated for Saturday

Published 12:10 am Sunday, September 6, 2015

Another in the popular series of Beginning Runners Classes will be held at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center again this fall. The first class will meet on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, in the lobby meeting room, next to the information desk. Start time for the meeting is 6 p.m., but everyone is asked to arrive 15 minutes early if possible to process paperwork.

The series will run from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27. Each meeting will include a classroom instruction period followed by running on the streets around the hospital. On the first night, each attendee should come dressed and prepared to run/walk one-half mile.

Classroom instruction will include such topics as shoes and equipment, nutrition, injury prevention, stretching and strengthening, safety, and race day and beyond. Please do not buy new shoes before the first class.

Total cost of the class series is $65. The fee will include all instruction, individual coaching, entry into the Salisbury Rowan Runners for one year, a Dri-fit training shirt and entry into one 5K race. The classes are sponsored by the Salisbury Rowan Runners, Salisbury Parks and Recreation and Novant Health.

For additional information, go to or by calling 704-310-6741 and 704-202-6601.

Salisbury Community Park on Hurley School Road will host the Child Strong 5K and fun run on Saturday, Sept. 12. The 5K will start at 9:15 a.m., followed by the fun run for kids at 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit Rowan County School Nutrition Programs.

Allie Brindle is the race director and is available at 704-267-2071. Please call for more information or for group pricing. A printable race brochure is available at All participants will get a quality Dri-fit T-shirt, refreshments and a chance at various awards.