Bloomsday participants looking for a way to get ready for the big run are encouraged to sign up for the annual FREE Providence-Group Health Training Clinics, which start this coming Saturday, March 17th, at Spokane Falls Community College. The clinics will take place at 8:30 a.m. on seven consecutive Saturdays, with the final one on April 28th, a week before Bloomsday.
Clinics will be held inside the Spokane Falls Community College gym, beginning with expert training tips and followed by a warm-up session with a personal trainer. Training starts in earnest at 9 a.m., when participants will walk or run at his or her own pace, starting with one mile on March 17th and increasing one mile each week. Volunteers will be waiting at water stations with first aid, and crossing guards will encourage participants to keep up the good work..
Those interested can sign up in advance or at the clinics. Go to www.phc.org to enter online or to download a brochure.
Sign-up for the 36th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is available online at www.bloomsdayrun.org. For those wishing to mail in their entries, printed entry brochures are available at Washington Trust Bank locations, Safeway stores, the two Sports Authority stores in Spokane, Providence Holy Family and Sacred Heart Hospitals, and other locations throughout the region.
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