Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wynne Women Run Arkansas Clinic

This ran in the Wynne Progress last week:
Women Run Arkansas
Keeli Smith
Local runner and cyclist Mel Harvey will hold a free Women Run Arkansas Clinic in Wynne in March, April, and May.  Women Run Arkansas, an RRCA organization, was formed in 2000 in response to the need for a statewide women’s running and walking club.  The mission of WRA is to address the special needs of women’s fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking.
The first clinic was held in Conway in 1997. Since the first clinic of 75 women in 1997, to over 40 Clinics State wide in 2012 and over 4000 ladies, the clinics have impacted women’s health.  The clinics are designed to meet the needs of all ability levels.  From beginner walkers and runners, to intermediate and advanced runners with specific training goals, no one is left out.
The clinics culminate with a women’s 5K run/walk in Conway, AR May 9. It is an inspiring race, with some runners and walkers completing their first competitive event, while participants from previous clinics and races return to compete and cheer on their sister athletes. 
WRA includes elite runners, teens, mothers, as well as more mature women.  WRA wants to help women make fitness a priority while maintaining a healthy balance in their lives. Having fun and forming lasting friendships is an important aspect of the group.
Wynne Women Run Arkansas Clinic run/walks will begin on Friday, March 6th at 6pm and the group will meet every Tuesday and Friday at 6pm until the 5k run/walk in Conway on May 9th. There will be groups of walkers, shufflers, joggers and runners.  Mel will continue to meet with any women who are interested in continuing to train through May for the Mucka Mania 5k/10k during Farmfest. For more information call Mel Harvey at 479-236-3938 or email her at You can sign up online at  An organizational/introductory meeting will be held at the Bill Thomas Tech Center lobby at 6pm on Tuesday, February 24th

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