New running club to meet Tuesday

Madeline Sanders, Section Editor

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Runners of all ages and fitness levels in the community will now have a place to gather. The Lovejoy Running Club’s first meeting will be held Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the high school library where they will discuss the formation and workout schedule of the group.  

Regular meetings will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. The club will meet in Celebration Park at the green electrical box by the far southeast parking and duck pond.

Cross country coordinator Greg Christensen is leading the club and will be providing training assistance and guidance to runners.

“We will organize into interests and ability levels,” Christensen said. “Those wanting to run will have designated routes in and out of the park. Walkers will probably stay in the park or the trail.”

Starting a running club has been on Christensen’s bucket list.

“This is something I have always wanted to get up and going since I was out of college– I did one when I was in high school for my hometown,” Christensen said.