A local organization is getting residents ready for a big race happening next month.
H.E.R.E 4 Carthage is holding Maple Leaf 5k group prep sessions every Sunday from now until the day of the big race. This group is dedicated to helping citizens eat healthy and become active. Anyone looking to get ready for the race or just wanting to get more exercise is welcome to join.
“The program that we’re kind of walking through is the couch to 5k and so it’s really just walking and running at whatever your comfort level is now. If you want to just start with walking we can help you by jogging at small intervals to begin with and then work up to whatever your goal is.” says run leader Chanti Beckham
The maple leaf 5k is coming up on October 19th. The group meets every Sunday outside of the Fair Acres YMCA entrance. For more information on H.E.R.E 4 Carthage visit their Facebook page.