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Burn Some Calories, Get Fit At Charleston Winter Series

Reported: Dec. 27, 2013 10:59 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 27, 2013 12:03 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- For many of us, our thoughts have been trained on whether we have sampled all of the cookies and treats made available over Christmas. The neighbors dropped off some pie. Grandmother baked some cupcakes. The refrigerator is stuffed with leftovers from all of the feasts.

Now it’s time for a different kind of training to burn some of those pounds we packed on when we consumed all of the goodies.

The Winter Series Walks/Runs in Charleston offers a great way to kick-start your fitness routine.
Start training now so you can participate in the two remaining events in the three-race series:

Sunday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. 4,000-meter (2.4 miles) walk; 2 p.m. 8,000-meter (4.9 miles) run.

Sunday, Feb. 2 – 1 p.m. 5,000-meter (3.1 miles) walk; 2 p.m. 10,000-meter (6.2 miles) run.

Participants in the Winter Series not only do something great for their health, but they receive a few perks. Runners and walkers who finish all three events receive a hooded sweatshirt. In the first two runs, awards will be presented to the top male and female and in the following age divisions – 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 and over; and wheelchair. After the third race, awards will be presented in the same categories based on cumulative times for all three races.

No age group awards will be offered for the walks, but the top three males and females will win awards in the first two races with awards presented in the same categories after the third race based on cumulative times for all three events.

Volunteers who help will all three races will receive a hoodie.

The flat, easy course is marked and starts at 31st Street and Virginia Avenue in Kanawha City and continues onto Kanawha Avenue before finishing in the same location. Traffic control will be provided at major intersections.

Same day registration for each event is $20.

Paper applications are available here

Online registration for the January race is available here

Online registration for the February race is available: here

Sponsors of the Winter Series are WCHS TV, the city of Charleston, the Tallman Track Club and Robert’s Running & Walking Shop.



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