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Free Heart to Start 5K training program begins April 2


March 28, 2019

WALLA WALLA—The snow is finally gone and it is the perfect time to get in shape. Providence St. Mary Medical Center has the perfect solution with Heart to Start, a free 5K training program, which begins April 2.

The program is ideal for people of wide-ranging fitness levels. It begins with a kickoff presentation on April 2, with weekly workouts led by Providence cardiology clinicians starting April 9.

According to a Providence St. Mary media release, the program began in Portland, Ore. in 2012 and has inspired hundreds of people to walk or run their first 5K and set goals of becoming their best, healthiest selves.

This is the program’s fourth year in Walla Walla. Participants can be involved as little or as much as they wish. The program is free and includes:

A community presentation on April 2 from 6-7 p.m. in the Providence Southgate Medical Park Auditorium (1025 S. Second Ave.) featuring Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Evelyn Martindale.

Guided workouts every Tuesday beginning April 9 at 6 p.m. for 12 weeks at the Walla Walla High School track.

Free community Providence Medical Group Heart Health 5K run/walk in late June.

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