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Free NEA "Women can Run" clinic

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Monday will kick of the 13th annual "Women Can Run" event. 

The clinic originated in Conway, AR and came to Jonesboro just four year ago.  Event leaders say that there is a "right" way to run and the program will teach you.  It is a ten week program for women twelve and up, and it's free.  About three hundred women took part last year, and more are expected to sign up this year.  The program has four different levels starting from people who have never walked before, to advanced runner wanting to build up their speed and endurance. 

Amanda Herget, an organizer at the event, said, "What we're trying to do is get awareness in our community about exercise and health for women, and this is just a way for us to get involved and introduce a healthy lifestyle to the community."

Mary Louck's has been a part of the event since it's been in Jonesboro, and is now running half marathons and marathons.  Though the program she not only advanced in her running, but made new friends in the process, "a lot of us met in "women can run" and we have our own little running group now that there's about 20-25 people in we just meet on Saturdays and take our long runs."

Those interested in still participating and want more information go to www.neabaptistclinic.com.   

           

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