Training support offered for walkers, runners

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2014

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run on March 1 as a fundraiser for its monthly rice and beans program.

In an effort to encourage those who’ve never run or walked a 5K, which is 3.1 miles, there will be a six-week “training program” for those who would like to prepare for this event with a group.

Volunteers will walk or run with participants increasing distances each Saturday morning, beginning Jan. 18.

An organizational meeting is planned for 5:30 p.m. this Tue., Jan. 14, in the parish hall of the church, located at 1307 E. Three Notch St.

Those who cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in the training program should contact Cindy Howard at; Debra Gamble at; or Michele Gerlach at