North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex - Amphitheater, Little River, Horry County, South Carolina, United States

Start Date

03/02/2022

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Activities: Camp & Clinic, 3.12 Miles

 

FIRST STRIDES® NMB

Beginner Walking & Running Workshop for Women

 
SPRING & FALL SESSIONS ANNUALLY

 

Do you sometimes imagine yourself fit and strong, striding comfortably down the road during an easy workout or a 5K event?

You know being more active makes you healthier, but you may not know how to get started?

This gradual 12-week program will help you comfortably progress to walking, jogging, running or some combination at a pace that's right for you.

WHEN: 

Fall 2022 Workshop: Wednesdays beginning August 31st through November 16th. Workshops meet at 5:30 - 6:45 p.m, rain or shine!

Note: Online Registration for Fall 2022 is open through…$40 through August 31st then $45 through September 14th.

Spring 2023 Workshop: Wednesdays beginning March 1st through May 17th. Workshops meet at 5:30 - 6:45 p.m, rain or shine!

Note: Online Registration for Spring 2023 will open following the Fall 2022 Workshop Session.

LOCATION: 

North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex - Amphitheater (SW corner of Route 31 and Robert Edge Parkway)  Address: 150 Citizen's Circle, Little River, SC

FOR WHOM: 

Women 12 to 112 years of all shapes, sizes and abilities. No experience necessary!  Bring your daughters, mothers, neighbors, co-workers, friends or come solo. 

Exercise is good for your immunity!  Please take precautions to protect others.

FORMAT: 

Weekly Wednesday workshops include stretching, a group walk/jog/run, and a brief discussion of various topics relevant to walking/running (e.g.,  proper shoes, injury prevention, safety, health, nutrition and more). Come dressed for activity and the weather. 

Weekly Schedule

Check in...for attendance credit
Speaker/Topic
Mentor Introduction
Announcements
Group Pre-Stretch
Walk/jog/run Workout
Group Post-Stretch
Final Announcements

Homework:  2 additional weekly workouts on your own time

GOAL: 

All who complete this program will be able to participate in and complete a private 5K WALK / RUN (3.1 miles) on the last workshop night. Special bonus - The Fall session course includes most of the NMB Christmas Lights Celebration route.

MENTORS: 

Area walking and running enthusiasts from the Grand Strand Running Club (GSRC) and others volunteer their time to lead and support your progress!

COST: 

$40 through August 31st, then $45 through September 14th.  Fee includes 12-weekly workshops including instruction, group walk/run workout, mentors, literature, the 5K Walk/Run event  and a graduation shirt (if earned...must attend 8 of 12 workshops).  Workshop fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

♥  Register Online at www.FirstStridesNMB.com

 

WHAT IS FIRST STRIDES®? 


The First Strides® program was founded in 1997 in Allentown, PA by Jane Serues. It still continues there today with over 8000 women participating. In 2001, First Strides was recognized with a national award by Road Runners Club of America and has the highest graduation rate of any beginners program.

In 2019, Jane introduced the program in North Myrtle Beach, co-presented by the Grand Strand Running Club and the City of North Myrtle Beach. The Fall 2019 First Strides® NMB workshop attracted over 170 females. Since then, workshops have been held each Spring and Fall with some modifications relating to COVID-19. First Strides® NMB is here to stay.

In Fall 2021, a sister program, First Strides® Brunsco was launched. Now local area females have the choice to join First Strides NMB on Wednesdays in North Myrtle Beach or join First Strides® Brunsco on Mondays in Shallotte, NC. Register here for First Strides® Brunsco.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Graduation T-Shirt (must attend 8 of 12 classes)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/19/2022 12:01
      Registration closes : 8/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 9/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 9/14/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  2. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Graduation T-Shirt (must attend 8 of 12 classes)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/3/2022 12:55
      Registration closes : 3/9/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


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