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Learn to run a half marathon


There's a special group dedicated to helping you reach your goals of running a half marathon or marathon.  USA Fit Shreveport is a training program for runners of all ability levels, from first timers to experienced athletes, with the goal of completing a marathon or half marathon distance. 

Running coach, Shelley Ryan Gray was on KSLA News 12 at 6:00 p.m. and said the program is designed over 25 weeks and geared to help you reach your goal.  Gray said the coach runs are typically early Saturday morning runs.  In addition to that coaches will be able to give instruction on nutrition, footwear, and how to avoid injuries.

USA Fit Shreveport is bringing back the Run/Walk training program which was introduced in 2011. Brand new this year, the group is adding a walking program to the 1/2 marathon training. 

You an register August 10 or 17th (both Saturdays) at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport at 6:30 a.m.  The registration fee is $90 for returning participants and $120 for new participants.

USA Fit Shreveport has more information on the registration and scheduled runs.

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