Seeking Mentors for the Men's Beginning Running GroupSubmitted by magdalena.caspe... on Mon, 2017-03-20 19:04
We are starting a men's beginning running group. The eight week program will begin Tuesday May 9th at Meadowbrook park, Race Street entrance. The group will be running two days a week: Tuesday evening and the second time likely being on Saturday morning starting from various locations. This is a fun/social introduction to running group modeled after the Women's Beginning Running Group. It will end to coincide with the Fourth of July Freedom 5k. But we are emphasizing that this is an introduction to running. We encourage men to run and have fun doing it. If they want to run the 5k that's great, but not an expectation.
Registration will begin mid April for runners!
We are looking for mentors who would be able to help on the designated two days per week. Your role as a mentor would involve primarily being present and encouraging new runners in the program. In addition you would help your group stick-to a given plan during the run. We will accept all volunteers, but ideally you would be able to be present on both days. There will be approximately 5-6 runners per mentor, depending on the enrollment. Each training session should take from 45 - 60 minutes.
Also, be aware that these men will be walking and running as part of the program, and that the fast pace might be 11 minute miles, down to a fast walk at the slowest. Please consider your ability to run at these slower paces as it can be challenging if you’re used to faster paces.
Please let us know by April 9th if you’re interested. Here is the form: https://goo.gl/forms/i2bBUTM7acZIH8Ki1
You can email either of the co-directors Tom Burton (tomlburton (at) gmail (dot) com) or David Ammerman (dttammermann (at) yahoo (dot) com) with more questions!
Thanks for considering becoming a MBRG Mentor!