Top of Her Game - Kathy Hoover

Join in the running fun

Kathy and Brian Hoover, owners of RunnersWorld, offer free training programs for runners of all levels. Here, they answer a few questions about the running groups.

How does one join a RunnersWorld training group? All they have to do is go to RunnersWorld and fill out a short registration form about their running history and we will get them going.

When do the groups run? Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Turkey Mountain parking lot on the east side of the river. Thursdays we meet at RunnersWorld at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays we can travel around a bit, but typically we meet at Veterans Park (East 21st Street and South Boulder Avenue). Marathoners and half-marathoners meet at 5:45 a.m. Saturdays, and the Tulsa Run group and Couch to 5Kers meet at 6:45 a.m.

Do you have to be experienced? No experience is required. We have all levels of participants, from the very beginner person just fresh up off the couch to the advanced marathoner and ultra-runners.

Are there groups for walkers? We do have walkers.

Are there any fees? RunnersWorld does not charge for our training. It is a service we are honored to provide the community.

Why did you start the training programs? We love running and want the whole world to have the opportunity to love it, too.

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