Diefenbooker walking clinic kicks off Feb. 24

CARP – Incorporate regular walking in to your life and celebrate by taking part in the Diefenbooker Race.

One of the many races at the 24th Diefenbooker Race Saturday, May 2 is a five-kilometre walk and participants who register for that event can take part in a free 10-week walking clinic program. That program kicks off Monday, Feb. 24 with an information session at the West Carleton Amateur Sports Club.

“Join the walking clinic in preparation for the race,” Diefenbooker Race organizers released in a statement. “It is a great way to incorporate walking into your life. If you are somewhat active (gardening, housework, etc.) and without significant health issues, the walking group is for you.”

Over the 10 weeks you will build up your fitness level and your confidence to be able to walk the five-km event at the Diefenbooker Race. Participants will train together once a week on Wednesday evenings, at 6:30 p.m.

“We are walking enthusiasts who will provide ongoing encouragement to enable you to walk five kilometres in less than an hour, improve walking posture and form, and to finish the Diefenbooker five-km walk feeling energized rather than exhausted,” organizers said.

For more information or if you have questions please attend a 30 minute information session at the West Carleton Amateur Sport Club, located upstairs in the W.Erskine Johnston Arena (3832 Carp Rd.) in Carp on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

To register for the Diefenbooker Race, click here.