running1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/23/13) - Throw away the popcorn, turn off the Real Housewives of Miami, and join the Owensboro Parks and Recreation for their “Couch to 5K in 5 Weeks” training program.

Participants don’t have to be runners, because the program helps people at any endurance-level gain insight on pacing, flexibility, speed development, strategy, and most importantly motivation, said Logan Neal, Recreational Supervisor for the Owensboro Parks and Recreation.

“It’s a good way to get up and get going, and to make a life change,” Neal said.

The sessions are twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 5 weeks and will progressively prepare runners for the Holiday Hustle race in December. Instructor Dan Chelstrom will test-run every individual on the start date to build a personal plan unique to any other running program, according to Neal.

Chelstrom, is an experienced sports director and distance coach of the track and field team at Dickinson State University. He has coached three teams to the Track & Field National Team Championships, three National Championship Relay Teams, and coached 29 All-Americans, according to KYTrackXC.

The class starts Oct. 29 and runs through Nov. 26. Class times are 6 to 7 p.m. in Moreland Park. Registration is $32 per participant. For more information, call (270) 687-8700.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 16,654.77
+369.26 (2.27%)    
2 S&P 1,987.66
+47.15 (2.43%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,812.71
+115.17 (2.45%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10473

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5799

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 4912

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4845

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 3839

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 14517

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10473

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 3640

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1428

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1049

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 27, 2015 738

Driver Injured after Swerving to Avoid Striking…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 712

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 415

Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not the Killer

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 369

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Child…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 352

Rep. Steve Riggs Challenges State, Local…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 345

Four Face Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 334

Jobless Rates down in 115 Kentucky Counties in…

by SurfKY News