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NITRO offers Walk to Run 101

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:33 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:44 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – Interested in starting to run or looking to get back into running? Join the Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization in the Walk to Run 101 program training for a 5K run.

NITRO will host a kickoff meeting for the Walk to Run 101 training program at 7 p.m. April 16 at Faranda’s Conference Center, 302 Grove St., DeKalb.

The nine-week program starts April 21 with walking and jogging, and finishes June 21 with the NITRO Trailblazer 5K Run at the Sycamore Speedway. Participants will follow a training schedule that includes three weekly training runs facilitated by NITRO volunteers.

Participants will be able to track their training progress, receive nutritional tips, meet others interested in running, and enjoy the accomplishment of finishing a 5K run. Registration is $40 which includes registration for the NITRO Trailblazer 5K run and a race day T-shirt.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Jennifer Groce,

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