First Strides

first strides

A 10-week program to help you comfortably progress from the couch to walking, jogging or running at a pace that’s right for you.

First Strides® meets weekly, offering presentations on topics ranging from what to wear to injury prevention. We then stretch and do a group walk/run. Please come dressed for activity.

Women from ages 12 to 112 are welcome to attend. Bring your daughters, mothers, neighbors, co-workers and friends.  Participants are expected to have approval from their doctors to participate.

Our mentors are First Strides® graduates,  Women’s 5K Classic committee members and Lehigh Valley Road Runners (LVRR) members.

We host 2 workshops in the spring at the Lehigh Parkway.  We meet in the evening from August 1st (2nd)  – October 4th (5th) @ 6:15 pm.  You may select Tuesday night, Wednesday night or both.

Cost: $50 (early-bird specials $45 until July 27th for single night.  $90 (early-bird special $85 until July 27th) for both nights. Fee includes literature, workouts, mentoring/instruction, and graduation shirt (if earned by attending 7 out of 10 sessions) Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable between people or programs.

Registration fee is non-transferrable between people or locations, and is non-refundable. Note: switching between nights will not be possible.

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Registration closes on  October 3rd (4th).


***First Strides Graduation Event –

Spring – Hanover Twp Race

Fall – Women’s 5K Classic.  To learn more about this event and register, visit Women’s 5K Classic.


2017 Hanover Twp Race Results

Women’s 5K Classic Results

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to seeing you this year, on your way to becoming a healthy, fit woman!

Judy Morrison and Michelle Sames
Co-Leaders of First Strides