Runners and Walkers Welcome—Half Marathon Program Offered
Fall 2014 - Starts Sunday, August 24.
Registration deadline is August 17.
The program runs August 24 through November 22.
If you’ve always wanted to become a runner or need a good excuse to take up fitness walking, now’s your chance! Riverland Hills is offering a 12-week program that combines a weekly Bible study with group training sessions to prepare you to run a 5k (3.1 mile), an 8k (5 mile), or a half marathon (13.1) road race. Walkers will train to walk a 5k event.
The 30-minute Bible study meets at RHBC on Sundays at 6 p.m., followed by a group run. 30-minute running/fitness instruction classes meet Tuesdays at 6 p.m., followed by a group run. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. for an additional group run.
The 5k and 8k program is targeted to beginners—absolutely no experience is required. Adults and children 7th grade and above are invited to participate. (Youth must attend with a participating adult.) The $75 program fee includes a book, two race shirts and an entry fee for the Runway Run, a local 5k on November 22 OR the 8K Governor’s Cup road race on November 8.
5k and 8k alumni can register for the program at a discounted rate of $35, with the option to purchase a new Run for God shirt.
Half marathon participants will run the Governor’s Cup Half Marathon on November 8 and should be able to complete a distance of seven to eight miles before beginning the program. A training schedule that begins in August will be provided for half marathoners who want to get a head start.
The registration fee for half marathoners is $65, which includes entry into the Governor’s Cup event.
- Online registration is now available
- Eligibility: Adults and youth 7th grade and older (Youth must attend with an adult who is participating).
- The fall program begins August 24 and runs through November 22, 2014.
Fall 2014 Brochures
For more information, contact:
Bill Haselden at (803) 622-7654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanna Moffett at (803) 240-5293 or email@example.com
Alan Humphries at (803) 509-1843 or firstname.lastname@example.org (half marathon leader)
You can also visit www.RunforGod.com.
Be sure to join the Run for God Riverland Hills Baptist Church Facebook Group!
Run with us all year long!
We have informal walking and running groups that continue meeting during the summer "off" season:
Tuesday evenings - Irmo Town Park @ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings - Columbia Riverfront Park @ 6:00 p.m.
Saturday mornings - Lake Murray Dam (Irmo side) @ 7:00 a.m.
There is no charge for joining these groups. It's just an informal gathering of walking/running friends.
All paces are welcome. For more information, contact Alan Humphries at email@example.com.