Fitness center offers running workshop in time for spring, summer events

April 20, 2007

Planning to run a 5K this summer? Sign up today for a running fundamentals workshop at the University Fitness Center (UFC) at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

The workshop will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Trainers will provide each runner with a training program specific to their current performance level.

The workshop costs $25 at the door and $20 for pre-registrants. UFC membership is not required.

Register at or by calling the UFC front desk at (717) 531-7075.

Looking for a race? Check out these events scheduled in the coming months:

-- The Inaugural F. Lee Shipman Memorial Colon Cancer Prevention 5K Run and Fun Walk will take place Saturday, May 5, beginning at the Harrisburg Area YMCA. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m. Pre-race registration is $18 or $22 on event day. The event will be held rain or shine. Prizes will be offered to the top male and female finishers. All proceeds from the event benefit colorectal cancer prevention, testing and counseling at the Medical Center. To register for the event or for more information, call Marjorie Lebo, race coordinator, at (717) 531-5164.

-- The fifth annual Children's Miracle Network Balloon Chasers' 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place Saturday, June 2. The event starts and ends at the University Fitness Center on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine campus. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For information, visit or contact Rob Mikesell at (717) 531-7075 or via e-mail.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009