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First Strides® - North Myrtle Beach Workshop

Fall 2024: Thursday, August 29th through Thursday, November 7th Little River, SC 29566 US Directions

Why Women Run & Walk

Regular, moderate running and walking can reduce the risk of osteoporosis, breast cancer and diabetes. Walking and running can cut the risk of a heart attack in half for post-menopausal women. 

Running and walking are the most accessible of aerobic sports. No matter where you live or travel, an excellent area for walking/running is almost always close by. No need to find a health club, join a team, go to a gym or worry about bringing along bulky equipment. 

Walking and running are inexpensive and simple to learn. You need good shoes, decent clothing (quality jog bra), and not much else to participate. There are even clothes made specifically for women runners' and walkers’ needs. 

Everyone knows how to walk/run, and information on training is widely available. 

Running and walking are the best method of stress reduction on the market. 30 minutes of running/walking will work wonders in dissolving stress accumulated on the job or at home. 

Walking/running helps alleviate many women’s menstrual complaints. 

Running or walking are an excellent component of any weight control program. Few activities burn calories so quickly. 

Walking/running is a flexible method of training. You can run/walk at your own pace, with or without company, outdoors or treadmill, at whatever time of day suits you (weather permitting). 

Running or walking makes you feel good. Fitness, self-esteem, empowerment and confidence all increase with exercise, especially for women. 

Walking/running offers a unique opportunity for recreational walkers and runners to mix with national-class athletes. You can't play at Wimbledon or on the LPGA tour, but on almost every weekend, recreational women runners and walkers participate in 5K or longer events with the fastest women in the sport. 

There are also low-key social events that emphasize fun and friendship. 

Running and walking are for families and individuals of all ages. There are running/walking programs for kids, women-only races, "masters" programs for those over 40 and family events. 

Walking and running put you in good company. Millions of people already walk and run for health, fun, fitness and competition.  There are running clubs in almost every community in the country. Most welcome walkers!
The Road Runners Club of America - 1501 Lee Hwy, Suite 140, Arlington VA 22209    Phone:  703-525-3890    Email:

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