How a ‘Run for God’ can take you the distance

Updated: Feb. 4, 2020 at 12:42 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Runners and walkers are invited to be part of the next “Run for God” training program, which starts Sunday, February 16.

If you’ve ever wanted to become a runner or need a good excuse to take up fitness walking, now’s your chance.

Riverland Hills is offering a 12-week program that combines a weekly Bible study with group training sessions to prepare you to run a 5K (3.1 mile) or a 10K (6.2 mile) road race. Walkers will train to walk a 5K event. The program runs February 16 through May 9.

The 30-minute Bible study meets at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo on Sundays at 6 p.m., followed by a group workout. The 30-minute running/fitness instruction classes meet Tuesdays at 6 p.m., followed by a group workout. The group meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. for an additional group workout.

The 5K and 10K programs are targeted to beginners. Absolutely no experience is required. Adults and children seventh-grade and above are invited to participate. Youth must attend with a participating adult.

The $50 program fee includes two race shirts and an entry fee for the Get in the Pink Run, a local 5K/10K on May 9. “Run for God” alumni can register for the program at a discounted rate of $30 with the option to purchase a new “Run for God” shirt.

The deadline to register for the program is February 9. The program runs February 16 through May 9 and meets three times a week for a Bible study and group training sessions.

For more information, contact:

Bill Haselden at 622-7654 or

Jeanna Moffett at 240-5293 or

Register online at

Be ready to complete your first 5K (3.1 mile) or 10K (6.2 mile) race in just 12 weeks while strengthening your faith and commitment to God.

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