Local church offers preparation help for 5K

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TELL CITY – Tell City United Methodist Church will host a “Run For God” study in coming weeks.

“Run for God – The 5K Challenge” is a practical guide to running and a 12-week training plan aimed at running a 5-kilometer race, but with a Christian focus.

Although people run for many different reasons, this program is for those who make God the center of their lives – or need to be reminded to do so.

The tone is conversational and accessible, and the workout plans, discussion questions and Bible verses make it both a practical resource and a workbook for individuals and groups, especially beginning runners.

“From advice about shoes and Christian music for one’s MP3 player, to tips on race etiquette, the book will be useful and inspirational. The primary goal is to learn to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ while understanding the parallels of endurance running and enduring faith,” organizer Sally Houzanme said in a news release.

“This course is for everyone. In fact, it is designed for those who have never run. However, if you wish to begin running for God, there is no better time to start than now.”

Families are encouraged to participate together. Be ready for your first 5K road race in just 12 weeks, and learn how this sport relates to the practice of faith in process.

Classes will be Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 3 through Nov. 19 at Tell City First United Methodist Church, 702 10th St.

Leaders will be Tyler and Breanne Rainey. There is a workbook available for $19 but it is optional for the class.

To register, fill out a registration form available at www.PerryCountyUMC.org or by picking up a form at the church office.