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Walk 2 Run training program for novice runners

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 4:26 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – Interested in starting to run or looking to get back into running? The Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization (NITRO) presents its eight-week Walk to Run 101 program to train new runners for a 5K run.

The program starts Monday, April 21, with walking and jogging, and finishes June 21 with the NITRO Trailblazer 5K Run at the Sycamore Speedway. Participants will follow a training schedule that includes three weekly training runs facilitated by NITRO volunteers. Participants will be able to track their training progress, receive nutritional tips, meet others interested in running, and enjoy the accomplishment of finishing a 5K run. Registration for this program is $40, which includes registration for the NITRO Trailblazer 5K run and a race day T-shirt.

“We are excited to offer this program to the community for the fifth year,” said Jennifer Groce, Walk to Run 101 director.  “NITRO has helped hundreds of community members train to complete a 5K race in a fun and inspiring way. Whether it is your first ever 5K run or your first in a while, participants enjoy the camaraderie and encouragement NITRO’s Walk to Run 101 offers.” 

NITRO will host a kick-off meeting on the Walk to Run 101 training program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Faranda’s Conference Center, 302 Grove St. in DeKalb.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Jennifer Groce,

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