What is the Move Movement?
This is our local initiative to get people moving! Walking, hiking, running, swimming, we support it all. As we live in a historically unhealthy area, we hope to promote awareness and motivation to simply MOVE!
See below for details.
Beginner Running Class
as part of the Move Movement
Our next session will begin February 26th.
Registration is now open!
This is a 9-week coached training program designed for those 16 years or older with little to no running experience who would like to run their first 5k. You should be able to walk for twenty minutes comfortably. Our goal race is the Love Your Library 5k in Ashland, KY on Friday, April 26th.
Participants will meet as a group with coaches once a week, Tuesday nights, and will receive workouts including cross training for other days of the week.
Cost of session is $80. You'll receive a team t-shirt, 9 weeks of coaching and workouts, a pair of technical running socks, learning new training routes, info about form, nutrition, and cross training, a discount on the race, a fun team to hold you accountable and the best chance of completing your first or fastest 5k. Registration fee for the 5k is not included in cost of class, but we will receive a group discount.
Meetings are Tuesdays nights at 6:30pm for the Spring Session. The first meeting is at Robert's Running Shop - Huntington and subsequent meetings will be at the Ritter Park Shelter unless otherwise noted in class schedule.
Click here for a printable registration form. Registration and cash or check payment can be mailed to Robert's Running and Walking Shop 1440 4th Ave. Huntington, WV 25701. Checks should be made out to Kathleen Smith. Credit card payments can be made in person. No refunds or deferments.
Session caps at 30 runners. Sign up early!
Questions? Call Kathleen at 304-522-7867 or email
MEET THE COACHES:
KAT - Kat has been running competitively since she was 9 years old, including high school athletics at Twinsburg High School and track and cross country at Marshall University from 2007-2011. She has competed in multiple events after college including trail races, half, and full marathons. She started the Move Movement in 2014 after realizing there was a lot of demand for running coaching. She is an RRCA Certified Running Coach and has coached 8 sessions of the Beginner Running Class, including over 200 participants. Kat currently manages Robert's Running Shop in Huntington.
ELLEN - Ellen competed in high school athletics in Parkersburg, WV where she excelled in soccer and running. Ellen and Kat were track and cross country teammates at Marshall University. Ellen graduated from the WVU College of Law in 2015 and practices law in Huntington, WV. Her favorite thing about coaching the Move Movement is "getting to know our amazing class members and seeing their accomplishments throughout the class."
NATALIE - Natalie took the Move Movement class in Spring 2016. Since then she has done a half marathon and multiple trail races. She understands better than anyone, the love/hate relationship some have with their running. Natalie says, "The fun part about working with the Move Movement is getting to work with a wide range of runners. We have beginners to those trying to step it up a bit. Even though there is a wide range, everyone comes together to encourage others to meet their goals. Seeing the runners challenge themselves and succeed throughout the whole course is rewarding."