DIefenbooker walking clinic starts Feb. 24

CARP – Walk your way to a 5-K with the Diefenbooker crew.

Starting Feb. 24, the volunteer organizers of the Diefenbooker Race will be hosting their free annual 10-week walking clinic Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. starting with an info session on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the West Carleton Amateur Sports Club (3832 Carp Rd.).

”Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes the 24th annual Diefenbooker Race,” organizers released in a a statement. “If you’ve been thinking about your health or your fitness level, why not join the walking clinic in preparation for the race? It is a great way to incorporate walking in to your life. If you are somewhat active (gardening, housework etc.) and without significant health issues, the walking group is for you.”

The 10-week program will build up your fitness level and your confidence to be able to walk the five-kilometre event at the Diefenbooker Race. Week one starts with a 15-minute walk and clinic participants are expected to augment the clinic with walking at home.

“We will work on proper posture, the use of arms, and form and technique,” organizers said. “As your fitness increases, we do some training on ills and some exercises to increase our speed. On the final day of the clinic, we will walk the actual race course, so that you know what to expect on race day. You will be amazed at how easy it seems.”

There is no cost to the walking clinic, but participants must be registered in the five-km event at the race. To register for the walking clinic, simply register for the Diefenbooker 5-K walking event online and attend the first clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 26 (info session is not mandatory to participate).

For more information on the clinic, please attend the Feb. 24, half-hour information session.