This last summer, Regis DPT students led an evidence based Couch to 5k training program for local community members near Regis University. The program has resources that help guide the novice runner and includes educational material on running equipment, exercises to supplement running, proper warm-up and cool-down, and even suggesting nearby running routes in the Denver area. The program was spearheaded by two students from the class of 2024: Sarah Holtsclaw and Kinsey Folkers. Sarah and Kinsey led some of their peers in an effort to engage community members and encourage healthy physical activity. The Couch to 5k program is just an appetizer, a taste of what running can do for your mental, social, and physical health. The main event and the reason for the entire program is the Move Forward 5k/10k.
The Move Forward Race is a morning full of food, music, yoga on the grass, and good positive energy as hundreds of participants come to run together with differing individual goals; whether it’s to secure a new PR or walk alongside your dog, the Move Forward Race has something for everyone. If getting out on a Saturday morning and running with a community of like minded individuals doesn’t get you jazzed already, how about doing so knowing you’ll be supporting a good cause? All of the time and effort put into hosting an event of this magnitude is solely volunteer, with all of the proceeds from the race going to support two key non-profit organizations: Canine for Companions and Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.
So, who would be crazy enough to lead this team of volunteers and dedicate so much time and energy towards putting on the race? That distinction goes towards Betsy Geerdes of the Class of 2023. Under her leadership and guidance, we are headed towards the biggest and best Move Forward Race in Regis history. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss out! The race is taking place this Saturday September 24 and sign up is open all week, so click the link below and sign up while you still can, we hope to see you out there!
Link to sign up: Move Forward 5k/10k