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

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Activities: Clinic, 5K (3.1 Miles)

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Beginner Walking & Running Workshop for Women

FALL SESSION (first Wednesday in September for 12 weeks)

SPRING SESSION (first Wednesday in March for 12 weeks)

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.


Fall 2021 Workshop: Wednesdays beginning September 1st through November 17th. Workshops meet at 5:30 - 6:45 p.m, rain or shine!

Spring 2022 Workshop: Wednesdays beginning March 2nd through May 18th. Workshops meet at 5:30 - 6:45 p.m, rain or shine!


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


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. 

Things to Know

Always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program

Bring your own water bottle

C - Cover nose and mouth in public places
O - Open spaces are best
V -  Vaccinate if possible
I  - Isolate yourself if sick
D - Distance - socially 

Thank you for your help and consideration of everyone's health!


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
Mentor Introduction
Group Pre-Stretch
Walk/jog/run Workout
Group Post-Stretch
Final Announcements

Homework:  2 additional weekly workouts on your own time


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.


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


$40.  Fee includes 12-weekly workshops, instruction, group walk/run, mentors, literature and a graduation shirt (if earned...must attend 8 of 12 workshops).  Workshop fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

♥  Register Online at


The Grand Strand Running Club in partnership with the City of North Myrtle Beach.


Fleet Feet - Myrtle Beach                McLeod Health



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. First Strides® NMB Fall Workshop

    All who complete this program will be able to participate in a very special 5K (3.1 miles) event the final night under much of the City of North Myrtle Beach Great Christmas Light Show.
    Activity Starts: 9/1/2021 17:30 - Activity Ends: 11/17/2021 18:45
    Registration opens : 7/15/2021 12:01
    Activity type: Clinic
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Graduation T-Shirt (must attend 8 of 12 classes)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/15/2021 12:01
      Registration closes : 9/20/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $0.00

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