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Learn to Run Clinics

Free running clinics for state employees planned this summer

Three free running clinics for state employees considering participating in the 2018 State Capitol Run@Work Day 5K Run/Walk will be held this summer. The brown bag lunchtime sessions will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Minnesota departments of Transportation, Labor and Industry and Human Services.

The 2018 State Capitol Run@Work Day 5K Run/Walk will be held Friday, Sept. 14, at the Minnesota State Capitol. More information about registration will be available in August. 

1. Running 101
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from noon-1 p.m.
Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul
Room G-13/14

The first clinic, titled "Running 101," is for anyone who wants to learn to run or improve their current training routine. The clinic will be held Tuesday, June 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, in Room G-13/14. Ashleigh J Kratz, DPT from Health Partners will discuss running form, basic training plans, basic strength and stretching to supplement running and shoe wear. 

MnDot Running Lecture

2. Racing Nutrition
Thursday, July 19, from noon-1 p.m.
Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road, St. Paul
Room: Minnesota Room, Conference Room A

The next clinic, titled “Racing Nutrition,” is planned for Thursday, July 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, in the Minnesota Room, Conference Room A. Brenna Thompson, RDN, LD from Odom Health and Wellness will be discussing running nutrition; what to eat and when to eat training, race day and post-race. 

MnDOT 5k Nutrition

3. Final Stretch
Wednesday, Aug. 15, from noon to 1 p.m.
Department of Human Services’
Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building
540 Cedar St., St. Paul
Room: 2360

A third clinic, titled “Final Stretch,” is being planned for Wednesday, Aug. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building, 540 Cedar St., St. Paul, in Room 2360. Ashleigh J Kratz, DPT from Health Partners will review running form, common injuries including treatment and prevention and advanced strengthening and a panel of running peers from various State agencies will discuss what they do to improve speed for racing and answer questions.

No registration is necessary to attend the running clinics. State employees can attend on their own time and are encouraged to bring their own lunch and beverage.

Final Stretch

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Contact the Minnesota State Capitol Run@Work 5K Walk/Run Committee via email at mncapitol5k@gmail.com for more information.

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