• 66°

Beginning Runners Class begins Tuesday

The spring class for those who are interested in learning to run to improve their overall fitness kicks off Tuesday, March 21. This is an eight-week series of once-a-week class meetings, followed by a run of increasing distance. All classes meet at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in the cafeteria meeting room, just behind the lobby information desk.

Participants will hear from professionals on class topics that include shoes and equipment, running form, nutrition, stretching and strengthening, injury prevention and safety. Attendees should come ready to run/walk a half mile on the first night and distances will increase throughout the series until everyone can run 3.1 miles. Bring a pen, water bottle and wear comfortable shoes to the first class. Please do not buy new shoes before attending.

A $65 registration fee covers cost of the classes, entry into one 5K race, a training shirt and membership in the Salisbury Rowan Runners for a year. The fee is payable at the first meeting. Individual instruction will be part of the program.

Beginning Runners Classes are sponsored by Novant Health, Salisbury Parks and Recreation and the Salisbury Rowan Runners. Check www.salisburyrowanrunners.org or call 704-310-6741.

Comments

Coronavirus

Afternoon, evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned Thursday

Crime

Concord man charged with woman’s murder in drive-by shooting

Ask Us

Ask Us: Have city, county elected officials received COVID-19 vaccine?

Local

City gives away nearly 100 trees during ‘We Dig Salisbury’ event

Local

Political Notebook: Bitzer expects most ‘Trump-like’ candidate to be favorite in state’s Senate race

Crime

Blotter: Concord man arrested in Rowan for indecent liberties with children

Coronavirus

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Nation/World

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

News

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?

Local

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in North Carolina

BREAKING NEWS

Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park

Lifestyle

History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County

Business

‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove

Coronavirus

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

Education

‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation

Business

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

Columns

Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

Nation/World

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Nation/World

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Nation/World

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency