Sometimes the social aspect of a sport or activity is just what a person needs to get motivated and inspired. That’s exactly what the Running and Jogging Club, a new UW-Stout organization, is setting out to do.
The campus used to have a running club way back when. However, it came to an abrupt halt. A new club has risen from the ashes.
Practices are at 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, as well as at 5 p.m. on Fridays and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (because runners love to sleep in too). We meet on the second floor of the Sports and Fitness Center by the overlook of the Multipurpose Room.
Members are not obligated to come every day. For instance, you could just come on “leg day” if that better fits your workout schedule.
Runners of all skill levels are welcome to come and enjoy a day outside of the dorms. We are especially open to those who consider themselves out of shape. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are meant to bring runners together, to connect and get together with people who share your interests.
Though the title of the club references running, our club likes to mix things up a bit.
Every Thursday runners come together to cross-train, a vacation away from the roads. Whether it’s basketball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, or even sledding, Running and Jogging Club members are open to the possibilities.
Stepping up to the start line
The ultimate goal of the Running and Jogging Club is to help runners strive for their own finish line. Want to run a half-marathon? Well, we can set up a plan for you. Want to run your very first race? We are glad to help you train and answer any questions about technique, injury prevention and mental preparation.
Running can actually be very complicated, especially if you are a new set of legs to the pavement.
Starting the watch
To give a little oomph to our organization, we participate in races around the area and even away from campus.
The New Richmond 5k Racing Series is a chance to run through the seasons. For $25 our runners can participate in six races from November through April. It’s not too late to join the challenge.
The Blue Devil Run/Walk, sponsored by University Recreation, and UW-Stout’s Run with the Cops, which raises money for Special Olympics, are other fun 5k races that are optional for the next academic year.
For more information, join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1473862796249435/ if you are interested in knowing more about our club.