How’s this for a great idea? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society debuted a new race-training program this week to help get moms in on the run-a-race-for-charity game. A companion to its popular Team In Training program, the new Moms In Training team will help get busy moms in shape for the Rothman 8K on November 16th, an almost-five-mile run on MLK Drive along the Schuylkill.
Compared to the regular Team In Training program, Moms In Training is slightly less rigorous—at least, schedule-wise—including eight weekly workouts on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. on the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum Art. The 60-to-75-minute workouts, which start September 21st, will feature a mix of running, walking, cross-training and stretching. They’re designed to allow you to exercise with a stroller, so moms can bring their kids to the workouts. (Just be sure your kid is happy to stay in his or her stroller the whole time.)
The program raises funds for LLS’s mission to fight cancer and save lives. Moms have to commit to raising at least $500 each by November 13th, with a $50 registration fee up front that goes toward your fundraising goal. Entry to the race is included.
Find out more here.