Duke's Spring Run/Walk Club Begins March 13

Register for employee fitness and wellness program, which meets through May 31

Duke employees walk together during a Run/Walk Club meetup.
Duke employees walk together during a Run/Walk Club meetup.

Duke’s Run/Walk Club returns March 13 though May 31 for social walkers, beginning joggers and marathon trainees. 

Run/Walk Club is a free, 12-week program for Duke staff and faculty at all fitness levels. Sessions are on West and East campuses as well as Duke Raleigh Hospital. Employees who cannot make in-person gatherings can track their individual workouts online and receive credit for participating. 

“New Year’s is typically a time when people assess their health goals, but those goals can go stale by March,” said Katie MacEachern, program manager with LIVE FOR LIFE, Duke’s employee wellness program. “Spring is your breath of fresh air, a time to begin enjoying the outdoors again and regain momentum with a group that has the same goals you do.”

The spring Run/Walk Club also offers free yoga sessions and other training.

Jana Alexander, director of special programs in the office of the vice president of patient care and system chief nurse executive, signed up for the spring session and is looking forward to the recipe suggestions and yoga sessions.

“After starting the Run/Walk Club, I really began paying attention to my health and started participating in more LIVE FOR LIFE activities,” said Alexander, who has been participating in the Run/Walk Club for the past two years. “That included trying out the recipes they send over email, being mindful about taking the stairs and monitoring my activity level throughout the day, and packing my lunch when I can.”

Enroll here or call LIVE FOR LIFE at (919) 684-3136, option 1.