The free, weekly training sessions for runners building up to the Lakefront Marathon or other fall race start Saturday morning.
Organized by the Badgerland Striders, the training runs start with a six-mile loop along the lakefront and build up to 22 miles on Sept. 10, a few weeks before the Oct. 2 marathon from Grafton to Veteran's Park. The Striders provide water stations and the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute will have specialists available to talk about the training plans. The first run starts at 8 a.m., leaving from the Lake Park Pavilion, 3133 Newberry Blvd.
As with most Striders programs, the build up is a bargain: free, although donations are encouraged. Supported training runs in other areas cost $30 and more.
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